5G Antenna Technology

5G antenna technology generally will provide higher through-put of up to 10 Gbps, better spectral efficiency [bps/Hz], lower latency in the order of 0-5ms, making it the ideal technology for the capacity hungry communications networks of the near future. Typical applications will include UHD, 4K video feed through for multiple devices at a time.

In order to support increased traffic capacity and to enable the transmission bandwidths needed to support very high data rates, 5G will extend the range of frequencies used for mobile communication in legacy LTE/4G systems as well as leverage the new Radio Access Technology for 5G called, ‘NX’. ‘NX will focus on new frequencies, this includes new spectrum at sub 6GHz, as well as spectrum in higher frequency bands at mmW. The new standards will be addressed in 3GGP release 14

Taoglas envisages that 5G antenna technology will be a combination of sub 6GHz antenna systems as well as mmW antenna systems, the latter will work just below 30 GHz and also from 30 GHz to 77 GHz. There is particular emphasis from a hardware and network deployment view point on the 28 GHz.

3GGP Release 14 also discusses MU-Massive MIMO which uses a large number of antennas, typically 64/128/256 or more antennas for Multi-user MIMO and/or 2 dimensional beamforming.

Taoglas 5G antenna technology offerings will leverage both the sub 6GHz and mmW frequency space to give ubiquitous coverage and capacity for networks of the future. We believe that the C band can offer a good compromise for range vs coverage for MU Massive MIMO beamforming antenna technology. This is demonstrated in our product offering of the 5-6 GHz Massive MIMO Base Station Antennas, namely the MCM 100 with 64 elements 19dBi effective gain. Digital beamforming can be incorporated in the base band processor of the radios connected to each of the individual antennas.

On the mmW front we have high gain and wideband bandwidth beamforming capable antennas, suitable for high capacity use on UE side for short to medium distances. An example application would be UHD video download on a 5G router in a home. The Taoglas KSF300.A Ka band fan beam antenna can be used in an AP or Router for high speed internet connectivity.

5-6GHz C-Band Massive MIMO Phased Array
27-28.5GHz Ka-Band Phased Array Fan Beam Antenna
55GHz Fixed Beam Array
71-76GHz E-Band Massive MIMO Scalable 2×2 Array
77GHz E-Band Lens Array Antenna

 


5-6GHz C-Band Massive MIMO Phased Array

Aurora CMM.100.A 5-6GHz C-Band Massive MIMO Phased Array

The Aurora Massive MIMO Phased Array is a dual polarised 5G-ready antenna array which uses Massive MIMO to achieve high data rates.

It is designed for future 5G application where high gain directive beams will be needed to address the high-bandwidth demands of a fixed or mobile user.

The panel has over 1GHz 10dB impedance bandwidth and features over 20dB isolation between the horizontal and vertical polarizations.

Integration

The panel incorporates 64 antenna elements, each of which transmits and receives at different polarizations at the same time providing two independent signal paths from the transmitter to the receiver, resulting in a 128 antenna wireless system in just one panel.

Multiple panels can be merged together, using an innovative and simple click-in mechanism, to provide a Massive MIMO array offering limitless gain value.

Beam Pattern

In Massive MIMO Multiple beam can be individually steered to offer higher throughput and coverage while mitigating co-channel interference than legacy LTE antenna technology. In Multi-User Massive MIMO allows for up to 12 antennas used for 1 client device and 128 antennas can serve 10 clients simultaneously. The 5-6GHz Massive MIMO array combines 12 radiating elements at a time to give an effective gain of 19dBi with a half power beamwidth of 14° degrees. Alternatively all 128 antennas can be combined to give an effective gain of 27 dBi with a halfpower beamwidth of 7°

The Massive MIMO technology enables beamforming to address multiple moving users at the same time which the Aurora also supports.


Adaptrix 5 CMM.200 5-6GHz C-Band Massive MIMO Phased Array

The Adaptrix 5 5-6GHz Massive MIMO Phased Array is a 5G-ready antenna which uses Massive MIMO to achieve high data rates. It is designed for future 5G application where high gain directive beams will be needed to address the high-bandwidth needs of a fixed or mobile user. It is optimized for 200MHz windows to match customers’ requirements.

The block is designed with a tongue and groove frame that allows the user to implement multiple units by stacking and mounting. It can be supplied with blank ground extension sections that surround the actual antenna panels and ensure consistent radiation pattern from each antenna element regardless of where it is located within the array.


VSF100.A 55GHz Fixed Beam Array

The 16×16 Planar Patch Fixed Beam Array Antenna can be used for base station point-to-point/multipoint links. This high-gain array provides coverage by use of satellite communication at Ka-band.

The antenna can be integrated in 5G V-band Access Point to provide omnidirectional coverage once stacked in 120 degree or 90 degree sectors.

Future applications for V-Band will be similar to that of Ka-Band where currently Ka-Band antennas are being used on vehicles for remote monitoring purposes and also to provide satellite broadband internet and communications on aircraft and marine vessels by the likes of Inmarst and ViaSAT.

The 5G-ready antenna patch feeds the radio module via microstrip transmission line.

 


27-28.5GHz Ka-Band Antennas

Raven KSF300.A 27-28.5GHz Ka-Band Phased Array Fan Beam Antenna

The Raven 27-28.5GHz Phased Array Fan Beam Antenna is ideal for User Equipment for client side integration or inside a Ka-band 5G Access Point. Its small size, extremely lightweight structure and low profile make it suitable for integration in different types of customer device environments.

The antenna has a minimum 1GHz impedance bandwidth which is well suited for fixed and mobile broadband capacity hungry next generation networks.

It features over 23dB cross pol rejection making it less susceptible to interference from undesired signals.

Two or more antennas can be used for diversity support or for a MIMO configuration.

Beam Pattern

The main beam can be steered 40 degrees and HPBW beam lobe up to +/-45 degrees. The phase delayed RF signals are fed into each individual antenna element or fed into sub-arrays within the larger corporate fed antenna

Integration & Typical Applications

The 5G-ready antenna can be directly connected using standard 2.92mm and 3.5mm connectors. There is also an option to use a coaxial to waveguide adaptor in conjunction with Ultra Low Loss Cables.


KSF200.A 27.5–28.5GHz Ka-Band SATCOM & UAV Broadband Access CP Antenna, 12dBi

The 27-28.5GHz SATCOM is a high gain, circularly polarised 5G-ready antenna. Its small size, extremely light weight structure and low profile makes it suitable for integration in different types of customer device environments. The Ka-band CP 27.5-28.5GHz antenna is used at the end user device integrated into customer devices including;

  • Maritime Satellite Communications
  • Videoconferencing
  • Tele-medicine
  • Live Broadcasting
  • High Speed Broadband access for advanced data services on land, sea and in the air, even in the world’s remotest regions
  • Aviation in-flight connectivity experience for the entire aircraft, from voice and safety communications in the cockpit to high-speed, reliable broadband in the cabin.

The antenna can be mounted in either a custom housing and used with a low loss cable assembly. Alternatively, it could be directly integrated onto the customers PCB.


KSF100.A 28GHz Ka-Band Fixed Beam Array

The 16×16 Planar Patch Fixed Beam Array Antenna can be used for base station point-to-point/multipoint links. This high-gain array provides coverage using satellite communication at Ka-band.

The antenna can be integrated in 5G Ka-band Access Points to provide omnidirectional coverage once stacked in 120 degree or 90 degree sectors.

It can also be used on vehicles for remote monitoring purposes and also to provide satellite broadband internet and communications on aircraft and marine vessels by the likes of Inmarst and Viasat.

Integration

The antenna feeds the radio module via microstrip transmission line.


Sauron ELA100.A 77GHz E-Band Lens Array Antenna

The Sauron 5-G ready antenna is typically used in automotive radar application. There are 8 ports, allowing simultaneous multiple beams with a FoV of 20°, high gain in the range of 20 dBi and bandwidth in excess of 1 GHz. The lens ensures high side lobe rejection, a necessary feature for a scanning radar. The benefits include extremely high precision and excellent scalability from short to long range.

The antenna patch feeds the radio module via microstrip transmission line


Apollo EMM100.A 71-76GHz E-Band Massive MIMO Scalable 2×2 Array

The 71-76GHz (and 81-86GHz) bands are permitted worldwide for ultra-high capacity point-to-point communications. This 10GHz of spectrum represents the greatest number allocated at any one time, enabling fiber-like gigabit per second (Gbps) and greater data rates that cannot be achieved at the bandwidth-limited lower microwave frequency band.

The Apollo EMM100.A antenna is designed to be integrated with 5G NR (New Radio) where the waveguide antenna has a UG 387/U Flange which mates with WR 12 waveguide connector ports of the 5G NR. Typical application is with the new NI 5G transceiver system.

Point-to-Multipoint Applications include; high-definition video streaming, file transfer, wireless Gigabit Ethernet, wireless docking station and desktop point to multi point connections and wireless ad hoc networks.

Point-to-Point Applications include; wireless backhaul for 3G and 4G mobile communications and video relay of uncompressed HDTV.


Taoglas Unveils Revolutionary
5G Antenna Series

New interlocking modular antenna system allows
installers to increase capacity on the fly

 

SAN DIEGO – February 22th, 2017 – In a move to accelerate the launch of 5G wireless communications networks around the world, Taoglas, a leading provider of IoT and M2M antenna and RF solutions, today unveiled its new series of 5G massive MIMO antenna arrays, designed to allow customers to provide the fastest and best user experiences for the next generation of wireless communications. The new antennas— including the Adaptrix CMM200.A, which features a patent-pending, modular interlocking system to help operators scale quickly to meet the speed and capacity demands of 5G — will be demonstrated for the first time at Mobile World Congress, February 27-March 2 in Barcelona, Spain.

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Minister Halligan announces €633,000 European Space Agency contract for Irish Group Taoglas

Taoglas to lead cutting edge European Research Project worth €633,000 awarded under ESA Satellite Communications Programme (ARTES)

Mr John Halligan T.D., Minister of State for Skills & Innovation announced details of a significant project win by Taoglas during a visit to the company at its headquarters in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford on Friday 27th January 2017.

Taoglas secured the funding totaling €633,000 from the European Space Agency (ESA) with the support of Enterprise Ireland, the coordinating body for ESA in Ireland.

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