Menendez, E., White, G., and Ulrich, M., "Multi-Layer Organic (MLO™) RF Components - A New Component Option for Harsh Environment RF Automotive Designs," SAE Technical Paper 2014-01-0253, 2014, doi:10.4271/2014-01-0253.
Vehicle to vehicle (V2V) communications is receiving a lot of attention in the automotive industry due to the many advantages it presents to the general public including, but not limited to, increased traffic efficiency and increased safety on the roads. The multilayer organic technology allows manufacturers to build several different types of passive components with high performance characteristics at RF/Microwave frequencies, including capacitors, inductors and diplexers. The performance of each component family will be discussed along with a comparison to traditional ceramic based fired components. Frequency response, mechanical performance, and specifications will be compared. MLO™ diplexer performance will be discussed relative to their use in V2V systems and their potential impact on system performance.