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Filter Selection Guide

The Pole/Zero filter selection guides provide the basic specifications to help select the required filter series for your application. This is only to be used as an initial selection as other factors may affect your application.  Customized units are always available as well. If you have any questions please send them to Support@PoleZero.com or call 513-870-9060.

Tunable Bandpass Filters
Extended Range Tunable Bandpass Filters
Tunable Notch Filters
Pre/Post Selectors
Integrated Cosite Equipment (ICE) 


Tunable Bandpass Filters

Filter Series

NANO-POLE

MINI-POLE

MAXI-POLE

POWER-POLE

MAXI/4R

  MEGA-POLE  
Insertion Loss
(4%BW3dB):
6.0 dB 5.0 dB 2.5 dB 2.2 dB 4.5 dB 1.0 dB
IL X BW Product: 24 (Typ) 20 (Typ) 10 (Typ) 8.5 (Typ) 18 (Typ) 4.5 (Typ)
Shape Factor
(30db / 3dB):
6.9 (Typ) 6 (Typ) 6 (Typ) 6 (Typ) 3.3 to 3.75 (Typ) 6 to 8 (typ)
1dB Input Compression
(4% BW3dB):
+6 dBm 0 dBm +32 dBm +32 dBm +50 dBm
Input IP3: +15 dBm +45 dBm +45 dBm +53 dBm +45 dBm +63 dBm
+5VDC Current: < 2.6 mA < 250 mA < 500 mA < 1.5 Amps < 1.0 A Option
Tuning Speed (Typ)*: 15 µS 10 µS 15 µS 15 µS 50 µS <50 µS
Size (inch) (HxWxL): 0.25x.78x.78 0.6x1.4x2.3 1.5x2.5x3.3 2.6x3.0x4.0 3.1x3.5x7.0 6x7x3.6
Size (mm) (HxWxL): 6.4x19.8x19.8 15.2x35.6x58.4 38x63.5x82.6 66.7x76.2x102 79.4x91.4x178 152x178x92
Weight (ounce) (Typ)**: 0.18 3.2 9.2 18.7 43.2 64
Weight (grams) (Typ)**: 5.1 90.7 260.8 530.1 1255 1815
Temperature range (°C): -40 to +85 -40 to +85 -40 to +85 -40 to +65 -40 to +85 -40 to +55

*Tuning speed shown is a typical value for each filter series. The actual tune time can vary significantly based on frequency range and configuration. Please refer to the Switching Characteristics section of each filter series for the maximum tune time.

** Weight varies by configuration, power supply, options, etc.


Extended Range Tunable Bandpass Filters

Filter Series NANO-ERF MINI-ERF ERF-5W
Insertion Loss (Typ): 5 dB 5.2 dB 2.5 dB
Percent Bandwidth (Typ): 6.5 %  4.7% 10%
Shape Factor (30dB / 3dB):            6±0.5 (Typ), 8 (Max) 6±0.5 (Typ), 7 (Max)  
Inband RF Power Handling: 4 milliwatt (input) 1 watt (input avg) 5 watt (input avg)
Out of Band RF Power Handling: 13 milliwatt (input) 2 watt (input) 20 watt (input)
Inband Input/Output VSWR: 1.5:1 (Typ), 2.2:1 (Max) 1.5:1 (Typ), 2.2:1 (Max) 1.65:1 (Max)
Input IP3: +10 dBm +40 dBm
DC Power: +3.3 VDC @ 15 mA 25

+3.3 VDC @ 200 mA (Max)
+100 VDC @ 2.5 mA (Max)
 +5 VDC @ 1.5 A (Max)
+1.65 to +5.5 VDC 18u (Max)
Tuning Speed (Typ)*: 25 µsec (Typ), 35 µsec(Max) 15 µsec (Typ) @0 dBm
Size (inch) (HxWxL): 0.216 x 1.1 x 1.1 .385 x 1.75 x 2.4
Size (mm) (HxWxL): 5.5 x 28 x 28 9.8 x 44.5 x 61.0
Weight (ounce) (Typ):

Weight (grams) (Typ):

Temperature Range (°C) -40 to 85° -40 to 85° -40 to 85°

 

*Tuning speed shown is a typical value for each filter series. The actual tune time can vary significantly based on frequency range and configuration. Please refer to the Switching Characteristics section of each filter series for the maximum tune time.


Tunable Notch Filters

Filter Series MINI-POLE MAXI-POLE POWER-POLE MAXI 4/R
Passband Insertion Loss: 1 dB max 1 dB max 1 dB max 1 dB max
Notch Depth: 20 dB 20 dB 20 dB 35 dB min
3dB Bandwidth (Typ): 7.5% typ 5% typ 4% typ 10 MHz typ
Passband VSWR (max): 2:1 max 2:1 max 2:1 max 2:1 max
Passband IP3 dBm: +50 dBm +50 dBm +50 dBm +50 dBm
DC Power: +5 VDC @10 to 250mA
+100 VDC @ 1mA
+5 VDC @10 to 500mA
+100 VDC @ 1mA 
+5 VDC @400mA to 1.5A +5 VDC@ 1.5A max
+100 VDC @ 2mA
Tuning Speed (Typ)*: 10 µS 10 µS 20 µS 40 µS
Size (inch) (HxWxL): 0.6 x 1.4 x 2.3 1.5 x 2.5 x 3.3 2.6 x 3.0 x 4.0 3.1 x 3.5 x 7.0
Size (mm) (HxWxL): 15.2 x 35.6 x 58.4 38.1 x 63.5 x 84  66.7 x 76.2 x 101.6  79.4 x 88.9 x 177.8
Weight (ounce) (Typ): 3.2 9.2 18.7  56
Weight (grams) (Typ): 90.7 260.8  530.1 / .5 (kg)  1588 / 1.6 (kg)
Temperature range (°C): -40 to +85 -40 to +85 -40 to +65 -40 tp +85

*Tuning speed shown is a typical value for each filter series. The actual tune time can vary significantly based on frequency range and configuration. Please refer to the Switching Characteristics section of each filter series for the maximum tune time.


Pre/Post Selectors

Filter Series PSEL1002 PSEL1003
Operation Pre/Post selector; filter/amplifier cascade Broadband Preselector
Frequency Coverage: 2-2000 MHz (2 to 30MHz bypass) 20-3000 MHz
Inband IP3: +13 dBm, (+2 dBm @ >1 GHz) +3 dBm (average)
Noise Figure: 10 dB up to 1000 MHz

12 dB up to 2000 MHz

8 dB (average)
Gain: Receive:    7dB

Transmit: 22dB with tunable 1dB steps of attenuation up to 19 dB

20 dB ± 3 dB
Selectivity: -27 dB @ ± 10%

-50 dB @ ± 20%

-65 dB @ ± 30%

-35 dB @ ± 10%

-58 dB @ ± 20%

-65 dB @ ± 30%

Power: +24 V @ 500 mA

+12 V @ 350 mA

+6.25 V @ 1A

-12 V @ 200 mA

+95 V @ 5 mA

+24 V ± 5%

+12 V ± 5%

2 Watts / path

Tuning Speed (Typ)*: 25 µS < 1 mS
Size (inch) (HxWxL): 1.3 x 6.4 x 10 1.0 x 6.5 x 5.0  (single)

1.0 x 8.0 x 9.5 (dual)

Size (mm) (HxWxL): 33.0 x 162.6 x 254.0 25.4 x 165.1 x 127.0

25.4 x 203.2 x 241.3

Weight (lbs.) (Typ): 3 lbs. 1.4 lbs. (single)

2.8 lbs. (dual)

Weight (kgrams) (Typ): 1.4 kg .64 kg (single)

1.27 kg (dual)

Temperature Range (°C) -40 to +50 -40 to +50

*Tuning speed shown is a typical value for each filter series. The actual tune time can vary significantly based on frequency range and configuration. Please refer to the Switching Characteristics section of each filter series for the maximum tune time.


                       
 

Integrated Cosite Equipment (ICE)

Part Number Frequency Range SATCOM
Compatible
Transmit (T) /
Receive (R)
Applications
Selectivity (1) Output
Power
Relative
Price (2)
ICE2003-TR-30-512 30 MHz - 512 MHz
& L-band
T & R Selectivity SelectivitySymbol +47 dBm $$
ICE2004-R-30-512 30 MHz – 512 MHz


R Cancelation N/A $$$$
ICE3001-TR-243-318 243 MHz – 318 MHz YES T or R Selectivity Selectivity Selectivity  +18 dBm $$
ICE3002-R-243-270 243 MHz – 270 MHz YES R Selectivity Selectivity Selectivity 
N/A $$$
ICE3003-T-292-318 292 MHz – 318 MHz YES T Selectivity Selectivity Selectivity  +53 dBm $$$
ICE3005-TR-225-400 225 MHz – 400 MHz   T & R Selectivity Selectivity Selectivity  +45 dBm $$$$
ICE3006-TR-225-400 225 MHz – 400 MHz YES T & R Selectivity Selectivity Selectivity  +51 dBm $$$$
ICE3007-T-292-318 292 MHz – 318 MHz YES T Selectivity Selectivity Selectivity 
+43 dBm $$$
ICE3008-TR-30-174 30 MHz - 174 MHz    T & R Selectivity Selectivity Selectivity 
+47 dBm $$$$
ICE3009-TR-108-400 108 MHz - 400MHz   T & R Selectivity Selectivity Selectivity 
+47 dBm $$$
ICE3011-TR-30-400 30 MHz - 400 MHz   T & R Selectivity Selectivity Selectivity 
+45 dBm $$$
ICE4001-T-225-400 225 MHz – 400 MHz   T Selectivity Selectivity Selectivity Selectivity +41 dBm $$
ICE4002-T-225-400 225 MHz – 400 MHz YES T Selectivity Selectivity Selectivity Selectivity
+52 dBm $$
ICE4003-2TR-225-400 225 MHz – 400 MHz   2T & 2R Selectivity Selectivity Selectivity Selectivity
+44 dBm $$$$$
ICE4004-TR-118-400 108 MHz - 400 MHz   T & R Selectivity Selectivity Selectivity Selectivity
-43 dBm $$$
ICE4005-T-290-320 290 MHz – 320 MHz YES T Selectivity Selectivity Selectivity Selectivity
+51 dBm $$$
ICE5001-TR-225-400 225 MHz – 400 MHz YES T & R Selectivity Selectivity Selectivity Selectivity Selectivity  +52 dBm $$$$$
ICE5002-TR-30-400 30 MHz – 400 MHz   T & R Selectivity Selectivity Selectivity Selectivity Selectivity  +51dBm $$$$$
ICE5002-TR-30-406 30 MHz – 406 MHz T & R Selectivity Selectivity Selectivity Selectivity Selectivity  +51dBm $$$$$
  1. Selectivity is relative to all ICE products with Selectivity representing the least selective and Selectivity Selectivity Selectivity Selectivity Selectivity  representing the most selective.
  2. Price is a relative factor of price per channel with “$” being the lowest price and “$$$$$” being the highest price.