Top Wireless Infrastructure Products in 2023: February Edition

Top Wireless Infrastructure Products in 2023: February Edition

Wireless infrastructure products refer to the hardware and software components that are used to build and maintain wireless communication networks. These products include devices such as antennas, routers, access points, network switches, backhaul radio, tower mount amplifiers, RF splitters, repeaters etc., as well as software that manages and optimizes network performance. They allow for the transmission of voice, data, and video signals over wireless networks, and they are critical for supporting emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G wireless networks, and autonomous vehicles.

Overall, wireless infrastructure products are essential for building and maintaining the wireless communication networks that enable our modern world to stay connected and productive. everything RF has compiled a list of wireless infrastructure products that are trending in everything RF in February.  For more wireless infrastructure products, visit the Wireless Infrastructure Hub on everything RF. We keep users up to date with new products, news, whitepapers, webinars, and events.

1 Gbps Point-to-Point Radio Backhaul Unit from 4910 to 6135 MHz

The ePMP Force 400C from Cambium Networks is a Point-to-Point Radio Backhaul Unit that operates from 4910 to 6135 MHz. It is based on the 802.11ax wireless standard and delivers throughput of up to 1 Gbps. This Wi-Fi hotspot backhaul has a Tx power from 3-28 dBm and a latency of less than 5 ms. It supports 2x2 MIMO/OFDM techniques and consumes up to 28 W of power. This WISP backhaul solution is ideal for service providers who are looking to deliver high-capacity access services to enterprise and residential customers.

 The ePMP Force 400C can be used at MicroPOP's and outdoor Wi-Fi access points that require high capacity at a moderate range without the overhead of licensed microwave frequency bands. It utilizes the 802.11ax standard and Cambium Networks proprietary ePTP mode to deliver high spectral efficiency. Read more

380 Mbps 2x2 MIMO Backhaul Radio from 5.150 to 5.925 GHz

The Edge 1035 from Proxim is a Backhaul Radio that operates from 5.150 to 5.925 GHz. It supports 20 MHz, 40 MHz, and 80 MHz channel sizes (requires a license upgrade), 2x2 MIMO, and delivers a data rate of 380 Mbps. This radio is powered by Proxim’s WORP technology that enables efficient wireless broadband access in a packet-based network. It implements OFDM BPSK-QAM 256 modulation scheme and combines Proxim’s ClearConnect with other technologies such as dynamic channel selection (DCS) and dynamic frequency selection (DFS) to deliver the best interference management solution. Read more

2.6 Gbps E-Band Microwave Backhaul Radio from 71-76 and 81-86 GHz

The SMC-80G2500EL-1FT from Star Microwave is an E-Band Microwave Backhaul Radio from 71-76 GHz and 81-86 GHz. It has a channel bandwidth of 250 MHz and 500 MHz and supports QPSK/16-QAM/32-QAM/64-QAM/128-QAM/256-QAM hitless ACM (Adaptive Coding and Modulation) modulation schemes. The radio provides an air interface capacity of up to 2.6 Gbps and an ethernet throughput of 2.6 Gbps in a 1+0 configuration. It requires a DC power supply of -48 V and transmits up to +20 dBm of power. The radio supports the “Power over Ethernet (PoE)” function, which can be used to provide DC power and ethernet service access with a single ethernet cable through a DC Power Injector. Read more

24/28/39 GHz Low-Latency mmWave Network Repeater for 5G Applications

The Pivot 5G Model 5620 from Pivotal Commware is a 5G Network Repeater that can extend, redirect, and shape mmWave signals from 5G base stations. It operates from 24.25-27.5 GHz, 26.5-29.5 GHz, and 37-40 GHz and uses Pivotal’s patented Holographic Beam Forming® technology to achieve the lowest available cost, size, weight, and power consumption profile. The repeater has an integrated horn antenna that delivers a MIMO EIRP of up to 22.4 W (~43.5 dBm) with a tunable gain range of 100 dB and a noise figure of 7 dB. It has an azimuth high power beamwidth (HPBW) of 75° and an elevation HPBW of 45°. It has an in-band ripple of 2 dB (per 100 MHz channel) and a latency of less than 100 ns. Read more

4-Port Panel Antenna from 3.3 to 3.8 GHz for Fixed Wireless Applications

The AW3161-M-F-V2 from Alpha Wireless is a 4-Port Panel Antenna that operates from 3300 to 3800 MHz. This ±45° slant linear polarized antenna provides a gain of up to 17.9 dBi and has a VSWR of less than 1.5:1. It has an azimuth beamwidth of 65°, an elevation beamwidth of 7° and provides an electrical downtilt of up to 10°. The antenna has a front-to-back ratio of more than 30 dB and an upper sidelobe compression of 18 dB. It can handle an input power of up to 150 W per port and provides an isolation of more than 28 dB. The antenna is designed for 4x4 fixed wireless applications requiring variable electrical tilt. Read more

6-Port Base Station Antenna from 614 – 896/1695 – 2690 MHz

The HPA65R-TE6A from CCI is a 6-Port Base Station Antenna that operates from 614 to 896 MHz (2-Ports) and 1695 to 2690 MHz (4-Ports). This ±45° dual linearly polarized antenna provides a gain of up to 18.7 dBi and has a VSWR of less than 1.5:1. It has an azimuth beamwidth of up to 76°, an elevation beamwidth of up to 14.3° and provides an electrical down-tilt from 2 to 12°. The antenna allows separate tilt control between the low-band ports and high-band ports. It provides the capability to deploy 4x4 MIMO in the high band and 2x2 MIMO in the low band. Read more

4x4/8x8 MIMO Tower Mount Amplifiers from 3.7 to 4.1 GHz for 5G Signals

The KA-1006 Series from Kaelus are MIMO Tower Mount Amplifiers that operate from 3700 to 4100 MHz. In the downlink path, they can handle an input power of 50 W per port and have an insertion loss of 1.3 dB. In the uplink path, the radios provide a gain of 12 dB and have a noise figure of 1.6 dB. The radios are designed to be deployed with TDD systems and can be used in 4x4 or 8x8 MIMO systems. Read more

200 W, Low-PIM RF Tapper from 617 to 2700 MHz

The CS05-200-114 from Westell is a Power Tapper that operates from 617 to 2700 MHz. It can handle an input power of up to 200 W, has a standard coupling value of 3 dB, and a PIM rating of -161 dBc. This tapper is available in an IP65-compliant module that measures 8.24 x 2.47 x 0.99 inches and has N-type (female) connectors. It has an operating temperature range from -35 to +75°C. Read more

RF Tapper from 138 to 960 MHz for Public Safety DAS

The RFPT-NF-PS3 from RF Industries is a Power Tapper for Public Safety Distributed Antenna System (DAS) applications. It operates from 138 to 960 MHz while covering VHF, UHF, FirstNet, 700 MHz, 800 MHz and 900 MHz systems. The low PIM tapper can handle an average power of up to 200 W and has a split ratio of 2:1 with a 3 dB difference between the outputs. This tapper is available in a module with N-type female connectors and its red colour identifies its usage for critical communication components. Read more

3 dB Directional Coupler from 130 to 960 MHz with In-built System Monitoring

The SC-06N from Microlab is a Directional Coupler that operates from 130 to 960 MHz. This 3 dB coupler can handle an input power of 50 W and provides a directivity of more than 18 dB. It includes an active, diagnostic technology for system monitoring – the SMART (System Monitor Alarm Report Technology) system – with failure detection and malfunction location capabilities. The SMART system is made up of a SMART gateway at the head-end and SMART couplers deployed in the DAS. Each coupler reports the VSWR at each port based on a calibrated CW tone generated by the gateway. It stores and compares the VSWR at each port over time and can report failures such as an open or short circuit. Read more

50 W Power Splitters from 138 to 960 MHz for Public Safety Applications

The DPSL240 Series from Sinclair are 2/3/4-Way RF Power Splitters that operate from 138 to 960 MHz. They can handle an average input power of 50 W and a peak input power of up to 200 W. These splitters provide an isolation of more than 17 dB and have an insertion loss of less than 7 dB. They cover all public safety bands such as VHF, UHF, and 700/800/900 MHz and deliver outstanding electrical performance for optimal reception and clear voice over the network. These RoHS-compliant power splitters are available in modules that measure 158 x 122 x 24 mm with N-type female connectors and are ideal for public safety DAS applications. They have rugged construction and have an operating temperature range from -35° to +65°C. Read more

4-Channel RF Multiplexer from 838 to 2515 MHz

The AE894-1230-1581-2400MP1023 from Anatech Electronics is an RF Multiplexer that operates from 838-950 MHz, 1095-1365 MHz, 1536-1627 MHz, and 2285-2515 MHz. This 4-channel multiplexer can handle an input power of 150 W per channel port and has an insertion loss of less than 0.8 dB. It provides isolation of more than 45 dB and out-of-band rejection of 60 dB. The multiplexer is available in a module that measures 7.80 x 6.18 x 1.89 inches and has 50-ohm N-type (female) connectors. It has an operating temperature range from -20°C to +50°C. Read more

10 W, 8-Band Multiplexer from 791 to 3750 MHz

The R03-M0806-01 from SRTechnology is an 8-Band Multiplexer that operates from 791 to 3750 MHz. It covers the following bands: 791 - 821 MHz, 925.1 - 959.9 MHz, 1805.1 - 1880 MHz, 2110.3 - 2169.7 MHz, 2300 - 2400 MHz, 2620 - 2690 MHz, 3450 - 3550 MHz and 3650 - 3750 MHz. The Multiplexer can handle an input power of 10 W (per port), has an insertion loss of less than 1 dB and provides a rejection of more than 5 dB from adjacent bands. It is available in a module that measures 138 x 100 x 55 mm with SMA-female connectors. Read more

Real-Time & Continuous Spectrum Intelligence Platform

The Spectrum eXperience Management (SXM) System from thinkRF is a real-time wireless infrastructure monitoring / intelligence platform. It provides continuous monitoring of all major 4G and 5G parameters with immediate notification of any new, changed or discontinued deployments in an area.

SXM comprises of powerful thinkRF sensors (SXM nodes) to collect RF spectrum data, a cloud to store data with maximum cybersecurity and an insightful software (SXM API) that provides advanced analytics to users. The insights are delivered to users on their laptop or desktop allowing them to eliminate threats. Read more

Base Station Simulator for VoLTE and Multimode LTE Smartphones

The MD8475B from Anritsu is a Base Station Simulator (Signalling Tester) that supports VoLTE and call-processing tests for multimode LTE smartphones and eCall/ERA-GLONASS automobile emergency response systems. The simulator consists of an RF front-end module with 8 Tx and 4 Rx ports and has an in-built traffic generator. It supports LTE (2x2 MIMO, 4x4 MIMO), LTE-Advanced (2CA, 3CA, 4CA, 5CA), W-CDMA/HSPA/HSPA Evolution/DC-HSDPA, GSM/GPRS/EGPRS, and TD-SCDMA/TD-HSPA cellular standards. The simulator provides an LTE data throughput of 2 Gbps (downlink) and 150 Mbps (uplink). Read more

RF-over-Fiber Link from 700 to 2450 MHz

The 50 Ohm L-Band HTS from Vialite Communications is an RF-over-Fiber Link that operates from 700 to 2450 MHz. It has a dynamic range of 65 dB (for 500 MHz traffic) which allows the same link to be used in both the transmit and receive paths. This dynamic range allows High Throughput Satellite (HTS) transponder bandwidths of 500, 800, or even 1500 MHz to be transported, as well as multiple standard 36 MHz transponders. It uses a DFB (Distributed feedback) laser with an optical wavelength of 1310 nm. This link is designed for the satellite industry to transport RF signals between antennas and control rooms over fiber. Read more

5 W Channelized Digital Repeater from 380 to 512 MHz

The PSR-U-9537-U from Advanced RF Communication is a Channelized Digital Repeater that operates from 380 to 512 MHz. This 5 W digital duplex repeater provides a composite output power of 27 dBm (uplink), 37 dBm (downlink), with a system gain of 95 dBm, and a noise figure of less than 3.5 dBm. It has up to 8 non-contagious narrowband filters, and one wideband filter.

The repeater has digital signal processing (DSP) filtering with 1 wideband and 8 non-contiguous narrowband channels that can be controlled through ADRF's web or mobile GUI, as well as alarming outputs for antenna, amplifier, power supply, battery, and charger failures. It eliminates adjacent channel interference to allow band selectivity and support UHF rebanding. Read more

High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse Protector from 30 to 500 MHz

The FPHNFNFJBB0-B from NexTek is a Coaxial Protector that operates from 30 to 500 MHz. It reduces electrical energy from high-speed High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) and Lightning (LEMP), Electro-Static Discharge (ESD) in the VHF and UHF bands. This protector can handle an LEMP surge of up to 30 kA, LEMP multi-strike (10x) of 20 kA and a HEMP surge (250x) of 300 kV/5 kA. It features optimized circuits to provide maximum suppression, while allowing desired operational throughput. This compact protector has an insertion loss of less than 0.6 dB and a VSWR of 1.3:1. It is available in a package that measures 90 (L) x 30.5 (Dia.) mm with N-type (female) connectors and is suitable for receiving applications according to MIL-STD-188-125 and MIL-STD-461 standards. Read more

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