About Farran

Millimeter wave
solutions, made simple

For more than 40 years, Farran has been developing innovative millimeter-wave solutions. Our standard and bespoke systems, and subsystems, are used in Test & Measurement, Radar & Imaging, Communications, Research & Development and Aerospace industries internationally. We are privileged to include the world’s leading companies and best-known brands as part of the Farran customer family.

Farran's Mission

Farran designs and develops innovative millimeter-wave solutions, of the highest quality, that are created in close collaboration with our customers. We offer the best value to our customers, a better quality of life for our employees, and enhanced shareholder value.


Farran's Values

Farran has been delivering exceptional value to our customers for more than 40 years. We believe you should have direct access to the key personnel working on your project and it should be easy to do business with us. The full mastery of our team of experts is available for collaboration to ensure we meet your expectations, the first time, every time.

Farran's Vision

Farran is solving today's complex challenges and enabling tomorrow's technology with leading-edge millimeter-wave solutions. We take pride in helping our customers reach new markets, accelerate their technology development, and maximize their full potential with leading-edge millimeter wave solutions.


Farran's Capabilities

Farran has been at the forefront of innovative mm-wave solutions for more than 4 decades. We pride ourselves on innate creativity and product know-how that ensures state-of-the-art solutions that meet your objectives, now and in the future.

Farran customers and partners may span the globe, yet our business approach is quintessentially Céad Míle Fáilte, Irish Gaelic which means 100,000 Welcomes

We place a premium on openness and accessibility, so you can speak directly with our Chief Technology Officer, Product Designer, or Head Engineer at any time. We thrive on solving complex challenges with leading-edge solutions that work the first time, every time.

Whether your company operates in Intelligent Threat Detection, Intelligent Transportation Systems, or in the Test & Measurement sector, Farran can support you with a wide range of products spanning from 20 GHz to 500 GHz. If your organization is engaged in R&D and bringing new technologies to market, Farran can create and manufacture a solution perfectly tailored to your needs. We are a trusted innovation partner to billion-dollar companies, system integrators, and research organizations worldwide.

Our extensive experience, ingenuity, and state-of-the-art facility ensures that Farran will remain at the forefront of millimeter wave solutions.

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Farran Company Timeline

Designed and manufactured the first Schottky Diodes (Farran Research Associates)

1979

Designed and manufactured the first Schottky Diodes (Farran Research Associates)


Millimeter Wave Technology was founded by Gerry Wrixon and Liam Kelly, Sverre Lidtholn.

1980

Millimeter Wave Technology was founded by Gerry Wrixon and Liam Kelly, Sverre Lidtholn.


Designed and manufactured first detector/mixer series of products

1981

Designed and manufactured first detector/mixer series of products


Designed and manufactured first THz products - Detectors and Mixers working up to 3 THz

1983

Designed and manufactured first THz products - Detectors and Mixers working up to 3 THz


Developed first Spectrum Analyzer frequency converter

1987

Developed first Spectrum Analyzer frequency converter


Worked with ESA

1987

Worked with ESA


Collaborated with General Motors to design concept stage for the first 77 GHz auto radars

1991

Collaborated with General Motors to design concept stage for the first 77 GHz auto radars


Collaborated with Komatsu trucks to develop 77 GHz radar system for safe mining

1993

Collaborated with Komatsu trucks to develop 77 GHz radar system for safe mining


Developed the Passive Imaging Technology ?TADAR?

2002

Developed the Passive Imaging Technology ?TADAR?


Acquired by Smiths for the ?TADAR? technology

2005

Acquired by Smiths for the ?TADAR? technology


Developed first Signal Generator frequency extender

2010

Developed first Signal Generator frequency extender


Farran Management Buy Out

2013

Farran Management Buy Out


Farran develop 5G frequency conversion modules

2016

Farran develop 5G frequency conversion modules


Cobalt FX product launch

2016

Cobalt FX product launch


New product launched ?Antenna Measurement Systems?

2020

New product launched ?Antenna Measurement Systems?


Back then

Today



Martin Fehilly
Managing Director

Martin joined Farran in 1981 and has been part of every aspect of Farran including design, test, and production. Today, as Managing Director, he is responsible for the operational and financial management of the company. Martin has been key to shaping and maintaining the company?s commitment to superior product design and manufacturing excellence. He was interested in physics at a young age and studied Instrument Physics at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT).
Martin values the dedicated, hardworking Farran team and enjoys the upbeat atmosphere that a small, hands-on group provides. He lives by the motto, ‘A mistake is not a mistake unless you make it twice.’
Outside of the office, Martin loves motorbikes, football, and rock music. Both Martin and Tom Scanlon have taken part together in many charity cycles over the years. He enjoys trips along the west coast of Ireland, with County Kerry as his second home.

Martin Fehilly
Managing Director

Tomasz Waliwander
Chief Technology Officer

Tomasz is responsible for technology innovation and vision, research and development, strategic direction, and both Farran’s product and business development. He joined Farran in 2005 and has worked in the millimeter wave design team, with an inherent interest in radio communication and millimeter waves. He began here as a young engineer, straight after graduating from a Bachelors in Electronic Engineering from Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) in 2005. He later returned to CIT in 2016 to complete his MBA.
During the past 8 years, Tomasz has been instrumental in developing state-of-the-art VNA/PNA Frequency Extension product offerings. A motto Tomasz lives by is: ‘In theory there is no difference between the theory and practice. In practice, there is.’
Outside of the office, Tomasz has many interests include reading books and listening to podcasts on behavioral economics, technology convergence and its impact on society, and human productivity. He is an avid sportsman, with a keen interest in cycling, Formula1, soccer as well as working out. Music, travel, and photography are Tomasz’s other areas of interest.

Tomasz Waliwander
Chief Technology Officer
Tom Scanlon
Director of Sales & Marketing

Tom joined Farran in 2007 with over 26 years of Sales & Marketing experience in RF/Microwave/millimeter wave industry. Today, as Director of Sales & Marketing, he is responsible for developing strategic sales and marketing objectives, customer satisfaction, and revenue generation.
With a background in Engineering and Sales & Marketing, Tom graduated from Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) with a diploma in Telecoms before continuing his studies at the Marketing Institute of Ireland (MII) where he completed his Marketing degree. Prior to joining Farran, Tom worked for large bluechip telecommunications corporations including Tyco Electronics, Macom, General Semiconductor, and Logitech.
Tom enjoys being part of Farran’s small flexible team which makes decisions quickly without bureaucracy or delays. ‘Do what you say you’re going to do’ is one of Tom’s life mottos. He also admires entrepreneurs for attempting the impossible and achieving it!
Outside of the office, Tom has a passion for tennis and has won many trophies. He has also taken part in many charity cycles over the years with Martin Fehilly. A love of animals and traditional Irish music have both fond places in Tom’s heart.

Tom Scanlon
Director of Sales & Marketing

Michael Crowley
Principal Engineer

Michael, a native Cork man, is responsible for day-to-day design and testing at Farran. He developed an early love for math and physics in school, which later inspired him to study a Bachelors in Engineering in University College Cork (UCC). With a key interest in RF and millimeter wave design, Michael joined the Farran team in 2000 and has been a core member of our team ever since. His specialist areas are in the design and development of Radar, Imaging and Frequency Converter solutions, as well as Noise Figure measurement test systems.
Outside of work, Michael is a sports fanatic, with an avid interest in golf and squash. He also likes to give back to the community by coaching children’s sports and is known for his taking on many DIY projects in his spare time. Michael enjoys sports-themed books especially those written by Michael Lewis and Tom Coyne. One of his favorite quotes, by golfer Gary Player is, ‘The more I practice, the luckier I get’.

Michael Crowley
Principal Engineer

Meet the Farran team

What makes Farran different from any other company, is that over the years we have naturally built up a business family culture within our organization. The majority of our team started their careers here, fresh from their studies in local Universities and Institutes of Technology, and have remained working here with us 10, 20 and 30 years on.

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Aidan Gore
Mechanical CAD Technician
Anna Murphy
Purchasing & Accounts Admin
Anna Zalewska
Production Operator
Aoife Keane
Marketing Executive
Fiona Foley
Production Operator
Krzysztof Bzdyl
Technician
Piotr Solski
Design Engineer
Emmet O'Brien
Manufacturing Test Engineer

Don't just take our word for it...

What customers are saying about us

Joe Shirley

Laboratory & Production Manager at Compass Technology Group, LLC

We bought our first Farran frequency extenders from Copper Mountain for use with our C4220 on a measurement service contract in 2017. The extenders are easy to operate, integrate seamlessly with the Copper Mountain VNA, and provide precision data. Since 2017, we have used the extenders on dozens of projects. We even incorporated these extenders into our own product line as we designed The Millimeter Wave Focus Beam System which includes two Farran Frequency extenders. Working with Farran and Copper Mountain continues to be a pleasure and we look forward to working with both companies in the future!


Richard Poulton

Hardware Team Lead at Navtech Radar Ltd.

I have been working with Farran for around 10 years and have found them to be very knowledgeable, helpful, customer-orientated with great products. Work has included the supply of standard line items, bespoke designs, advice, and modifications, enabling key features in our products. I see Farran as a key partner for many years to come.


Irena Goloschokin

CEO, Copper Mountain Technologies

Farran has been a partner and collaborator of Copper Mountain Technologies since 2015. Together we have built an innovative solution for RF engineers, a frequency extension system utilizing a 9 GHz VNA. Farran approached this project with creativity and ingenuity, and many engineers benefited from this more affordable solution that doesn't sacrifice performance.


Quality Standards

Farran is committed to the highest standards of quality management throughout all aspects of our business. From your initial quotation through to final testing, packaging and delivery. It is our aim goal is to meet or exceed performance goals for our products while also maintaining the highest quality standards. The company achieved the latest I.S. EN ISO 9001:2015 accreditation in January 2020 and implements a Quality Management System that meets or exceeds the requirements of this standard. Click here to download a copy of the Certification.

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