World’s First Digital Sampling Radio for Sub-6 GHz 5G Applications

Eridan has announced the launch of the MIRACLE Power Transceiver, the world's first digital sampling radio for 4G, 5G, and beyond. Eridan's fully digital wireless signal generation enables twice as much data to be sent in the same bandwidth, reduces interference with neighboring bands, and consumes 5-10x less power to transmit the same amount of data.

The MIRACLE Power Transceiver produces sub-6GHz cellular signals at full transmit power, eliminating the need for linear amplifiers. These traditional linear power amplifiers are among the most power-hungry components of a 5G radio, and the biggest sources of noise.

In the United States, a lack of sub-6 GHz spectrum has pushed much of the 5G deployment into millimeter waves, which provide higher bandwidth, but don't travel through obstacles like walls or foliage. Eridan's digital sampling radios can deliver data rates in existing cellular bands that are on par with millimeter waves. And because Eridan's radios bleed very little noise into neighboring frequencies, spectrum owners can decrease the size of so-called "guard bands" and use more of their spectrum for sending and receiving data.

As the United States looks beyond 5G to Next-G and dynamic spectrum allocation, Eridan's tuning range – currently covering 600-3700 MHz – and millisecond-level frequency switching, could ultimately grow existing sub-6 GHz capacity by 50-100x.

Doug Kirkpatrick, CEO of Eridan stated that the company expects early adoption to come primarily from the small cell market. While mobile operators are excited about their ability to send more data in the same bandwidth, the biggest adoption driver is Eridan’s power efficiency. Because Eridan sends out more power as radio waves and less as waste heat, they dramatically shrink the size and weight of small cells and take out about 75% of the installation costs and many of the permitting hassles.

The company is currently selling Developer Kits, which allow potential customers to evaluate the capability of this new technology, and expects first production units to be available in early 2021.

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