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Reference EN 62604-2:2012
Title Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) and Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) duplexers of assessed quality - Part 2: Guidelines for the use
Project Number 22691
Abstract/Scope IEC 62604-2:2011 concerns the duplexers, which can separate receiving signal from transmitting signal and are key components for two-way radio communications. They are generally used in mobile phones using CDMA systems such as N-CDMA, W-CDMA / Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS). So far, dielectric duplexers have been mainly used. However, recently SAW duplexers, which are utilized surface acoustic wave (SAW), are becoming popular and replacing the dielectric duplexers year by year in recent mobile phones, because of their advantage of small size, light weight and good electrical performances. In addition to SAW duplexers, BAW duplexers, which are utilized bulk acoustic wave (BAW), are also becoming in the spotlight and popular because of their higher Q property and better performances especially in PCS band. It is neither the aim of these guidelines to explain theory, nor to attempt to cover all the eventualities which may arise in practical circumstances. These guidelines draw attention to some of the more fundamental questions, which should be considered by the user before he places an order for SAW and BAW duplexers for a new application. Such a procedure will be the user's insurance against unsatisfactory performance. Because SAW and BAW duplexers have very similar performance for the usage, it is useful and convenient for users that both duplexers are described in one standard.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-02-03
Current Stage code deadline 2012-10-02
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 49
Reference Document IEC 62604-2:2011 (EQV)
ICS 31.140 - Piezoelectric and dielectric devices
Keywords Surface; Bulk; Wave; Duplexer
Note 2011-12-20 - Publication editing allocated to
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6060 2012-02-03 2012-10-02 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2012-01-02 2012-01-30  
5060 2011-09-19 2011-10-10 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-07-15 2011-09-16  
3090 2010-04-09 2010-06-30  
5060 2010-03-29 2010-04-12 export to doc file  EN
5020 2009-10-23 2010-03-26  
1090 2009-10-20 2009-10-23  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-01-02
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-02-03
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-04-02
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-10-02
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-01-02


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 60862-1:2003
EN 60862-2:2002
EN 61019-2:2005

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.