Taoglas has developed a software-defined, 100% throughput gain 4G/ 5G beam steering antenna system that is capable of dynamically adapting the antenna radiation pattern in real-time to extend coverage and increase the link quality to any standard antenna system on the market.
Taoglas Shift – the first LTE beam steering antenna system for IoT to delivering up to 25% improvement in throughput and increased coverage. Adant, a Taoglas partner specializing in creating dynamically-modified antenna systems, has developed a 2×2 antenna system for LTE systems.
Taoglas is developing several variations of products around this antenna system.
Current LTE modems use a pair of passive antennas to provide MIMO connectivity. The difficulty with passive antennas in mobile or fixed applications where the node location is unknown is that the passive antenna is required to operate in all directions, i.e. omnidirectional This forces the peak antenna gains to the 0 to 3 dBi level, with average gains falling in the -2 to -8 dBi range.
These are the gain values used in a link calculation to determine throughput and range. These parameters are of keen interest
to the end user looking for a faster data download or improved reliability from the communication system.
Taoglas’ Software-Defined Antenna system uses an intelligent control driver to identify and dynamically select the optimal antenna configuration. This dynamic algorithm provides TRP and TIS improvements of more than 3dB with respect to a static omnidirectional antenna system of comparable size.
The addition of this technology layer to beam steering practice brings unprecedented antenna performance, with efficiency improvements of over 100% – delivering dramatically increased data throughput rates and broader network coverage.