Taoglas launches 5G NR beam-steering gateway antennas
Taoglas, a leading provider of IoT antenna and RF solutions, announced the launch of the Taoglas 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, the industry’s first antenna using beam-steering chipsets from Analog Devices.
Taoglas’ beam-steering technology is designed to extend coverage and increase throughput exponentially while requiring fewer pieces of equipment.
Taoglas’ 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 new antenna array is designed to give the solution a robust amplitude and phase control with very fine beam tuning. This can help to increase the link quality and deliver high-quality signal propagation and reception to use cases that demand extreme data speeds and capacity as well as higher reliability and lower latency. The KSF.410 uses a new beam-steering chipset technology from Analog Devices.
“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 in our groundbreaking Taoglas Shift antenna for sub-6 GHz 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. Now customers developing fixed wireless access gateways for 5G networks can integrate our Shift sub-6 GHz 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, optimized, and tested quickly.”
Additional capabilities of the KSF.410 include wide azimuth coverage, ±60 degrees beam scan; peak gain, 17 dBi; 16-element array with full amplitude and phase control at each element; and compact package at 105x35x1 mm.
The antennas are being showcased at Taoglas’ stand February 25-28 at Mobile World Congress 2019 (Hall 7, #7G11) in Barcelona, Spain, and February 26-28 at Embedded World (Hall 3, Stand 3-336) in Nuremberg, Germany.