World’s Smallest and Highest Performance 5G LTE Base Station

Artemis Networks has introduced the pWave Mini, the smallest and highest performance LTE-compatible base station, enabling rapid, permit-free, ultra-high-density 5G deployments. At just 15 mm in width, the pWave Mini base stations can be daisy-chained into cables that look just like cable TV cables, enabling deployment anywhere a cable can be deployed - whether discreetly hidden on roof tops, along buildings, on streetlights, strung between utility poles or within homes, offices or stadiums, emitting no more power than a home Wi-Fi router.

Powered by Artemis pCell Edge Software Defined Radio, pWave Minis not only deliver 5G performance - over 50x conventional LTE spectral efficiency - on existing LTE devices such as iPhone, Android, iPad and LTE routers, but they are also protocol-agnostic, supporting both today’s LTE, Wi-Fi and NLOS Fixed Wireless devices as well as future wireless technologies, such as IoT, 3D positioning and wireless power. With frequency agility supporting licensed and unlicensed spectrum, pWave Minis provide an unprecedented level of flexibility, performance and speed of deployment.

pCell technology is far less expensive to deploy or operate than conventional LTE technology, making it attractive to Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), wireline ISPs expanding to mobile, and wireless ISPs (WISPs), whose pWave Mini deployments will simultaneously support wholesale LTE service to Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) and endpoint Non-Line of Sight Fixed Wireless service to homes and businesses.

pCell wireless technology has been successfully trialed outdoors and indoors to concurrently serve both LTE mobile and Fixed wireless users. The trials were conducted in San Francisco to both line-of-sight and non-line-of-sight users, in mobile and fixed wireless scenarios, at low and high user densities. Tests confirmed that pCell transmissions met applicable FCC standards, including major mobile operator interference testing.

pCell technology is a revolutionary approach to wireless that delivers full-speed mobile data to every device concurrently, regardless of how many users are sharing the same spectrum. Rather than avoiding interference like conventional wireless technologies, it exploits interference, combining interfering radio waves to create an unshared personal cell (a “pCell”) for each device, providing the full wireless capacity to every user at once, indoor or outdoor, even at extremely high user density. While self-interference limits the densification of cellular base stations to 50 m radius or more, pCell thrives on self-interference, enabling pWave Mini base station densification down to 1m or less, achieving orders of magnitude higher area spectral efficiency than cellular.

pWave Mini Tech Specs (beta) :

  • Frequency-agile: 600 MHz to 6 GHz
  • Bandwidth: 50 MHz per pWave: combinable, aggregatable
  • Power output: 100mW average
  • Spectral Efficiency: 85 bps/Hz per 1m2 at 1.9 GHz
  • Current Protocols: LTE, NLOS Fixed Wireless, Wi-Fi
  • Future Protocols: IoT, 3D Positioning, Wireless power
  • Network: Gigabit PoE+
  • Size: 15 x 15 x 76 mm