New Wireless Technology Delivers up to 2.5 Gbps Data Rates Through Concrete Walls and Non-Metallic Barriers

MaxLinear has introduced its innovative, new AirPHY technology that enables data to be transferred wirelessly through typical building materials with an aggregate throughput of up to 2.5 Gbps.

The company demonstrated AirPHY at the IBC 2017 to show how the AirPHY technology solves broadband service providers’ dilemma of installing multi-gigabit data services in the home without drilling holes and running cables through external walls. The demo combined the AirPHY technology with wireless power to deliver 1 Gbps data throughput and up to 25 watts of power across a 25 mm low-emissivity (low-e) glass window, more than enough to power the AirPHY and fiber-optic modems on the other side.

AirPHY technology is ideally suited for deployments of 5G wireless broadband services that utilize the 28 GHz band, which cannot effectively penetrate exterior walls or low-e glass windows.

AirPHY technology will enable service providers to provide bidirectional gigabit broadband services to consumers, delivered from a high-speed modem outside the home to a residential gateway or Wi-Fi router within the home. This technology operates within unlicensed radio frequency bands and below the FCC limits for radiated emissions.