MaxLinear to Demonstrate Multi-Gigabit Data Transfer Using Airgain's Near-Field Antenna Module

MaxLinear in collaboration with Airgain is all set to demonstrate the wireless transfer at speeds of more than 2 Gbps through low-emissivity (low-E) glass windows using a small, 90 mm x 90 mm window-mounted antenna module, at CES 2018.

The ability to bridge gigabit data rates from the outside of the house to the inside of the house is a key challenge for 5G and 60 GHz fixed wireless access technologies that use millimeter wave radio frequencies (RF). Millimeter wave RF signals are ideal for supporting ultra-high broadband speeds with very low latency, but they’re incapable of penetrating building walls or energy efficient windows with low-E metallic coatings.

MaxLinear’s AirPHY technology provides an ideal solution to this problem and eliminates the need for broadband service providers to drill holes in their customer’s homes. AirPHY can be combined with any broadband access technology in an outdoor unit (ODU) attached to the home. Indoor units (IDUs) can easily be self-installed by aligning with the ODU and attaching to an inside wall or window. AirPHY operates within unlicensed radio frequency bands and below the FCC limits for radiated emissions.

Utilizing Airgain’s compact solution, the AirPHY system combines antennas on either side of the building to provide near field coupling, which can penetrate through low-emissivity (low-E) windows or walls, efficiently and in a small form factor. Click here to learn more.