To help customers with filter selection, we generally provide a lot of information on what our filters can do. But in this new Filter Basics Series, we are taking a step back to cover some background information on how filters do what they do. Regardless of the technology behind the filter, there are several key concepts that all filters share that we will dive into throughout this series. By providing this detailed fundamental filter information, we hope to help you simplify your future filtering decisions.

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Filter Basics Part 1: Resistance, Capacitance, Inductance, and Impedance

This post breaks down the basic properties impacting capacitor and inductor performance including resistance, inductance, and impedance.

Filter Basics Part 2: Designing Basic Filter Circuits 

In part 2, we cover how RF designers can use the different frequency dependencies of capacitors and inductors to manipulate impedance and create various filter responses. 

Filter Basics Part 3: Five Key Filter Specifications to Understand 

In part 3 we aim to help simplify filter selection by providing an overview and reference point for five of the most commonly discussed filter technology specifications.

Filter Basics Part 4: Key Filter Types and Technologies 

In part 4 of this series we provide overviews of the main filter types and key filter technologies available today.