Flann sets the standard for sub-millimeter waveguide

Flann’s engineers are celebrating the publication of a new three-part international standard that will define how waveguide is used for decades to come.  Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) standard IEEE 1785 sets requirements for waveguides from 75 GHz to 3.3 THz – previously there was no internationally agreed standard for waveguides operating above 330…

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…

Flann’s Chairman visits Taiwanese Distributors

Flann’s Chairman, Mrs Colleen Fleming, recently spent time in Taipei with our Taiwanese distributor, Step Electronics. She met with Spark Wang and Sean Kao and wishes to thank them and the rest of the Step staff for their warm welcome and kind hospitality. They discussed the current business situation in Taiwan and joint plans to grow Flann’s…