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Taoglas launches 5G NR Beam-steering gateway antennas

Specialist providers of IoT antenna and RF solutions, Taoglas, has announced the launch of the 5G NR KSF.410, a new 5G millimeter wave beam-steering antenna targeting frequency bands 27.5 GHz to 28.35 GHz.

The KSF.410 is the industry’s first antenna that uses beam-steering chipsets from Analog Devices and is being showcased at both Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, Spain, and Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany.

As mobile network operators begin the buildout of 5G networks, Taoglas’ beam-steering technology is seen as helping to change the economics of next-generation wireless networks by extending coverage and increasing throughput exponentially, while requiring less equipment.

The beam-steering technology found in the KSF.410 array and chipset combination is configured to work with an algorithm to provide dynamic beam control. This antenna array means the solution has extremely robust amplitude and phase control with very fine beam tuning, which can help to increase the link quality and deliver the best signal propagation and reception to power the next generation of use cases that demand extreme data speeds and capacity as well as higher reliability and lower latency.

“Beam-steering is critical to 5G, allowing operators to extend coverage of 5G networks and achieve higher throughput without additional infrastructure investment,” said Ronan Quinlan, co-CEO and co-founder of Taoglas.

“Taoglas was early to market with beam-steering technology with our Shift antenna for Sub-6GHz applications, and now we have beam-steering at NR mmWave with the KSF.410. The availability of production-quality beam-steering chipsets from a company like Analog Devices at production prices is a testament to just how quickly the 5G market is maturing.

"Customers developing fixed wireless access gateways for 5G networks will now be able to integrate our Shift Sub-6GHz and the KSF.410 NR mmWave antennas quickly into their products to be first to market. Our engineering teams will work with the device manufacturer to get the product integrated, optimised and tested quickly.”

Neil Tyler

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