Media focus puts Flann in the Spotlight

Flann played a starring role in a BBC TV news broadcast last month as part of a week-long series of features on successful business based in the South West of England. Aptly titled ‘Under the Radar’, the series for BBC South West’s Spotlight evening news programme showcased five companies who have built successful long-term track…

Flann marks 60 years of success

Flann Microwave is celebrating 60 years of success which has seen the company become the market leader in the design and manufacture of precision microwave communications equipment. It has been a remarkable journey for the business founded in Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, UK, in 1956 by engineer Bernard Fleming, who took his experience in radar…

Why COTS makes no sense for waveguides at millimeter wave

There are really good reasons for considering commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) products rather than custom designs in many technology and application areas. Indeed considering COTS is mandatory for many organisations and even enshrined in law for US government procurement.¹

The main reasons for using COTS components are rapid availability, low cost and low risk. Clearly in many markets it is far better to buy a product that is in stock, already sold by the thousand and is well proven than to design something special for the purpose.

But this isn’t true for millimeter wave waveguides!

Flann at European Microwave Week

European Microwave Week is back in the UK for 2016 at ExCel, London between 3-7 October. Flann Microwave will be exhibiting a selection of our world leading waveguide components on booth 183. Please drop by and meet our sales and marketing team or, if you would like to arrange a private meeting please use the…

Flann writes the book on point-to-point microwave backhaul!

A new book, “Electronics for Microwave Backhaul”, has just been published by Artech House and co-authored by Flann’s CEO Dr James Watts.  This timely new resource presents an overview of the electronics of mobile network backhaul. Infrastructure planning, architecture evolution, digital controls, and countermeasures are all presented highlighting the building blocks of specific backhaul features.…

Flann at IMS 2016

For 2016 the International Microwave Symposium IMS2016 is being held in San Francisco at The Moscone Center at 747 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94103. Flann Microwave will be exhibiting a selection of our world leading waveguide components on booth 2532. Please drop by and meet our sales and marketing team or, if you would like to arrange a…

Testing 330 GHz frequency meter

Testing complete for new 330 GHz frequency meter

Flann’s engineers have just completed final testing of the first 330 GHz cavity frequency meter. This Power-over-Ethernet controlled device is able to repeatably tune a ‘notch’ frequency response to any frequency within the waveguide band of 217 – 330 GHz, and this allows the frequency accuracy of measurement systems to be confirmed. Frequency measurement is…