CTS CORPORATION Elkhart, Indiana 46514 574-523-3800
May 18, 2012
FOR RELEASE: Immediately
CTS Offers Next Generation Ceramic Filter
Elkhart, IN…CTS Corporation (NYSE: CTS), a global leader in the design and manufacture of electronic components, today announced its new line of next generation ceramic filter technology to support the demands of wireless applications.
CTS ClearPlex™ and Recessed Top Pattern (RTP) ceramic filter technologies utilize patented mechanical structures and CTS' proprietary high quality ceramic formulations. CTS’ next generation filter technologies are amongst few other filtering solutions currently available that satisfy the market’s needs of lower cost, smaller size at a near air-cavity electrical performance.
Demand for information (data, video, voice) through wireless devices such as smart phones, tablets and mobile computers is projected to grow 10X by 2015. This demand puts pressure on allocated bands within the frequency spectrum. The spectrum of allocated bands becomes congested and the spacing between bands narrows down much like a highway with a given number of lanes and an increasing number of cars using it at a set time. In this congested environment, RF filters perform a key role of limiting interference which improves the overall system capacity. Improving filter performance improves the capacity to move data through the allocated bands much in the same way as narrowing lanes and reducing the spaces between cars on a given freeway.
The wireless industry is responding to this challenge by migrating from a macro cell architecture where a few large, high-power, base stations serve a large geographical area to one that uses many small cells with smaller coverage areas. Traditionally air cavity filters have been the choice of macro cells for their superior overall performance and power handling. However, air cavity filters are becoming large and expensive solutions for such architectures and, consequently, not suited for the lower cost small cell applications.
All major base station manufacturers are seeking a filter solution that delivers air cavity filter performance at ¼ the size and ½ the cost. The RF Filter R&D team has responded to this market need by inventing ClearPlex™, a “new to the world” ceramic waveguide filter technology.
|Typical performance attribute (pass-band dependent)|
|Tx-Rx Isolation <-60db|
|Power handling exceeding 300W peak|
|Miniature and lightweight structure|
For more information on CTS’
waveguide and RTP ceramic filter product line, please contact Ronen Cohen at
About CTS Electronic
CTS Electronic Components is a leading provider of engineered electronic components used in communications, medical, defense and aerospace, industrial and computer applications for OEMs and Contract Manufacturers worldwide. The Company has manufacturing locations in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Tucson, Arizona; Hopkinton, Massachusetts; Nogales, Mexico; Singapore; Zhongshan and Tianjin, China; Kaohsiung, Taiwan; and Brϋgg, Switzerland.
CTS is a leading designer and manufacturer of electronic components and sensors and a provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS) to OEMs in the automotive, communications, medical, defense and aerospace, industrial and computer markets. CTS manufactures products in North America, Europe and Asia. CTS' stock is traded on the NYSE under the ticker symbol "CTS.”
Mitchell J. Walorski, Director of Investor Relations
|CTS Corporation, 905 West Boulevard North, Elkhart, IN 46514|
|Telephone: 574-523-3800, Fax: 574-293-6146|