The telecom industry has made great advances in wireless technology during the past decade. The design engineer faces new challenges as development work continues on next generation wireless systems with improved functionality. With shorter and shorter design cycles, the design engineer must use all of his tools to maintain a competitive edge in the marketplace. That is why the best engineers look to Laird for fast solutions for their RF interference problems.

Shorter Design Cycles
Whether you’re a seasoned engineer with years of experience or a new college graduate starting your first job, one fact rings true: time is money!  That coupled with new technology pushing the envelope on miniaturization and higher performance, engineers have never faced more demanding schedules and deadlines than today. No one understands this better than the application engineers at Laird.

EMI Problems
Design engineers often face interference problems in designing high frequency microwave equipment. These problems oftentimes don’t reveal themselves until the final stages of testing. The problem is even more common today in designing compact electronic systems due to close proximity of densely populated components. One option facing the design engineer is to do another board design that may delay the project for weeks with no guarantee that the problem will be solved. 

EMI Solutions
Often viewed by those unfamiliar with the technology as a last minute Band Aid®, microwave absorber materials have established themselves as reliable, cost-effective and quick solutions for EMI problems.  Check out the extensive list of microwave components and equipment using absorber technology. It’s clear that design engineers in the telecom industry see it as a mainstream solution.
Microwave Devices & EMI Control
An extensive list of components and equipment using microwave absorber technology is as follows:
• Base Station
• Mobile Phones
• Driver Modules
• Filters
• Flat Panel Antennas
• Grid Antennas
• LNA’s
• LNB’s
• Long Haul Switches
• Mixers
• Optical Transceivers
• Oscillator Modules
• Parabolic Antennas
• Point-to-Multipoint Antennas
• Point-to-Point Antennas
• Power Amplifiers
• Sector Antennas
• Step Attenuators
• Synthesizers
• Test Fixtures
• Transceiver Modules
• Transducers
• Up/down Converters
• VSAT Terminals
• Waveguides
• Wi-Fi and WIMAX devices and the list goes on…  

Some more applications in detail