Trio of Cornish companies secures funding of £148,000 for crucial space flight development

A partnership of three Cornish companies has secured funding of £148,000 to develop state-of-the-art technology to enable faster and more accurate communication with satellites. Flann Microwave, Teddington Systems and Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd will be working together to create miniaturised components for the next generation of tiny communications satellites, known as nanosatellites and CubeSats. Bristol-based…

Microwave Workshop & Exhibition 2017 – Japan

We extend a warm welcome to our new partners Takitek and thank them for their representation of Flann Microwave and our products at the Microwave Workshop Exhibition (MWE). MWE is the largest comprehensive event in Japan for RF/microwave engineers and researchers in academic and governmental institutions as well as private companies and has provided workshops…

Flann Microwave at the EuMW 2017 Exhibition

Steve Mobbs, International Sales Manager and Sam Brokenshire, Technical Sales Engineer pictured here with Ewald Kalteiss and Mark Dorowski from our partners Pro Nova Elektronik, exhibiting at EuMW 2017 in Nuremberg. We received a great deal of interest shown in our Series 562 Seamless Semi-Rigid Waveguide Flange to Flange Adapter and our Series 350 Coaxial…

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…

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…

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…