Gapwaves Unveils Active 5G-Antenna with Integrated GaN Power Amplifiers

Gapwaves has introduced the second release of its 28 GHz active 5G-antenna with integrated GaN front-end MMIC's from Qorvo. The 28 GHz high EIRP beamforming antenna with a high performing filter and transition from PCB to waveguide is a further development from the previous beamforming antenna. The integration of the dual channel GaN front-end module together with the beamforming chip-set demonstrates a state-of-the-art prototype built on standard components and Gapwaves waveguide technology. Measurements performed on the prototype have shown very good performance, high antenna efficiency with low losses and high EIRP, confirming the results that were presented earlier. The building practice of the active antenna has also shown excellent thermal performance.

The antenna prototype and measurement results are being presented at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from February 25-28. Gapwaves waveguide solutions provide telecom equipment suppliers with a platform to develop millimeter wave products with exceptional coverage and performance for e.g. 5G Mobile Access or Fixed Wireless Access. Further releases of the 28 GHz 5G-antenna will include features such as up- and down- conversion and digital beamforming.

Built on standard components and Gapwaves waveguide technology, this product is one of the few in the market that truly demonstrates a solution that meets the requirements of future 28 GHz 5G-networks. Power consumption and large coverage are key elements when realizing the future’s millimeter wave mobile networks.

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