Trending Wireless Infrastructure Products in 2024: April Edition

Trending Wireless Infrastructure Products in 2024: April Edition

everything RF has compiled a list of trending wireless infrastructure products on the website in April 2024. These products include base station antennas, 5G backhaul radios, RF-over-Fiber solutions, amplifiers and much more. Wireless infrastructure products are key to the operation of any wireless network, they lie in the background and thus do not get much importance, however, they are the backbone of most wireless networks. Visit the Wireless Infrastructure Hub on everything RF to keep up to date with the Wireless Infrastructure Industry.

64T64R MIMO 5G Backhaul Radio from 3.55 to 3.7 GHz

The 64TR mMIMO from AmpliTech Group True G Speed Services (AGTGSS) is a Backhaul Radio that operates from 3.55 to 3.7 GHz. It has a bandwidth of up to 100 MHz and supports QPSK and 16/64/256 QAM modulation schemes. This radio supports TDD duplex mode and 64T64R MIMO. It is a “plug-n-play” solution for P5G and local carriers and offers benefits such as rapid deployment, flexibility, cost-effectiveness, localized high-speed connectivity, enhanced security, and interoperability. The radio is 3GPP Rel-15 compliant with upgradability to Rel-16 and is also O-RAN compliant. Read more

Outdoor Multi-Gigabit Radio from 71-76/81-86 GHz

The UltraLink-GX80 from Intracom Telecom is a compact all-outdoor Ethernet/CPRI Radio that operates from 71-76 GHz and 81-86 GHz. With a high system gain, it achieves a throughput of up to 10 Gbps (full duplex) which makes the radio suited for use in demanding applications requiring ultra-high capacity. It has channel sizes of 125/250/500/750/1,000/1,500/2,000 MHz. The radio is capable of adaptive modulation from 4-QAM to 1024-QAM and uses a LDPC/Reed Solomon error correction coding. Read more

mmWave 128x128 Massive MIMO vRAN Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU)

The OpenRANGE28 Air5G 7200 from Airspan is a vRAN Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU) to enable mmWave mobile broadband. It supports a channel bandwidth of up to 800 MHz and has a Radio Unit (RU) and a Distributed Unit (DU). This RDU has an integrated Massive MIMO antenna array of 128 x 128 to offer wide coverage and higher network efficiency. The Massive MIMO antenna array supports hybrid beamforming with advanced beam management capabilities, including on-the-fly adaptation of beams via complemented RIC algorithms, based on specific deployment conditions. It supports features such as network slicing, network monitoring, and healing. Read more

2x2 MIMO Multipoint Radios with Beam Steering Antenna from 4.9 to 5.85 GHz

The MP-10250 BeamX Series from Proxim are Multi-Point Radios that operate from 4.9 to 5.85 GHz. They use a beam steering antenna and a secondary, look-ahead scan radio to avoid interference and maximize the use of the available radio spectrum. These 2x2 MIMO radios are powered by Proxim Wireless Outdoor Router Protocol (WORP), which enables efficient wireless broadband access in a packet-based network. They are equipped with advanced QoS controls, committed interface rates, latency controls, IGMP snooping, and native multicast support, allowing granular service level management. These radios support 20, 40 and 80 MHz channels and deliver a data rate of up to 867 Mbps. Read more

L-Band RF-Over-Fiber Module for VSAT Applications

The SRY-XTXR-FB-OIEM-9XX-YYZZZ (StingRay Compact) from ETL Systems is an RF-Over-Fiber Module that operates in the L-Band. It has been developed for Satellite ground applications and enables an antenna to be located at a distance of up to 10 km from modems and other equipment. This RF-Over-Fiber module supports four transmit/receive channels in various configurations for RF/optical conversion. It includes a 10 MHz optical and RF signal reference to maintain accurate signal timing before and after conversion from the RF/optical domain. Read more

12-port Base Station Antenna from 698 to 960 MHz and 1695 to 2690 MHz

The 2G4WC-21 from Prose is a 12-port Base Station Antenna that operates from 698 to 960 MHz (Low Band) and 1695 to 2690 MHz (High Band). It has 4 ports for the low band and 8 ports for the high band. This antenna provides a gain of up to 17.6 dBi. It is available in an enclosure that measures 1.6 meters in length with field-replaceable 4.3-10 connectors. Read more

8-Port Dual-Band Panel Antenna from 1710 to 3800 MHz

The AW3883-E-F from Alpha Wireless is an 8-Port Base Station Antenna that operates from 1710 to 2690 MHz (4 ports) and 3300 to 3800 MHz (4 ports). This slant linearly polarized antenna provides up to 18 dBi of gain and has a VSWR of less than 1.5:1. It has an azimuth beamwidth of up to 65°, an elevation beamwidth of 7° and supports an electrical downtilt from 0 to 10°. The antenna provides more than 25 dB of intraband/interband isolation and has a cross-polar discrimination of 16 dB. It can handle an input power of 200 W (per port) and has a front-to-back ratio of 25 dB. Read more

42-Port, 4x4 MIMO Base Station Panel Antenna from 698 to 4000 MHz

The GP6442-07985 from Galtronics is a 4x4 MIMO Base Station Panel Antenna that operates from 698 to 4000 MHz. This dual-slant (±45°)-polarized antenna provides a gain of up to 24 dBi and has a VSWR of 1.50:1. It has an azimuth beamwidth of up to 19.9°, elevation beamwidth of 24°, and an electrical down-tilt of 6 FET. This antenna utilizes a patent-pending technology that enables stable azimuth beam directions over the entire operating frequency band. It can generate up to 3/6/6 beams for high-capacity stadium/venue or special event applications and each beam is equipped with 2x2 or 4x4 MIMO capability on all 42 ports. Read more

36-Port Multi-Beam Base Station Antenna from 698 to 2690 MHz

The MS-MBA-6.3-H4-L4 from MatSing is a 36-port Multi-Beam Base Station Lens Antenna that operates from 698 – 960 MHz (L-band) and 1695 – 2690 MHz (H-band). It is based on MatSing’s patented spherical lens technology that supports 6-isolated high-frequency, cross-polarized beams and 3 isolated, low-frequency, cross-polarized beams. This dual-slant ±45°  polarized antenna provides a gain of 21 dBi with a horizontal beamwidth and vertical beamwidth of 22°  each. It has a front-to-back ratio of more than 28 dB and provides a port-to-port isolation of better than 26 dB. This antenna can handle an input power of 200 W (per port) and has a passive intermodulation (PIM) of less than -153 dBc. Read more

16-Port Base Station Antenna from 1695 to 4200 MHz

The 4U4VT360X12Fxys5 from Amphenol Antenna Solutions is a 16-Port Base Station Antenna that operates from 1695-2700 MHz and 3300-4200 MHz. This ±45°/cross-polarized antenna provides a gain of 11.1 dBi and has a VSWR of less than 1.5:1. It has an azimuth beamwidth of 360°, an elevation beamwidth of 9.9° and supports an electrical downtilt of up to 6°. This small cell antenna has a pseudo omni configuration with 16 connectors and is ideal for multi-carrier or MIMO deployments. It can handle an input power of up to 125 W per port, provides port-to-port isolation of more than 24 dB (intraband) and 28 dB (interband), and has a passive intermodulation (PIM) of less than -153 dBc. Read more

Tri-Sector Antenna from 698 to 2690 MHz with Internal RET

The DO15X65V12D18TRI from Gamma nu is an 18-port Tri-Sector Antenna that operates from 698 to 960 MHz and 1710 to 2690 MHz. This ±45° polarized antenna provides a gain of up to 16.8 dBi and has a VSWR of 1.5:1. It has an azimuth beamwidth from 63° to 74° and a vertical beamwidth from 4.8° to 11.5° and supports an electrical down-tilt from 2° to 12°. This antenna has a front-to-back ratio of up to 24 dB and provides first upper sidelobe suppression of 15 dB. It has an inter-band isolation of more than 30 dB and an intermodulation (IM3) of -153 dBc (2 x 43 dBm carrier). Read more

5G-NR Digital Repeater with 20/100 MHz Bandwidth

The SDRX-43-N77H from ADRF is a carrier-grade high-power 5G-NR Digital repeater for the upper C-Band spectrum. It is a cost-effective alternative to base stations, offering a quick and affordable means of delivering indoor and outdoor 5G coverage in metropolitan and rural areas. The SDRX-43-N77H can be individually wall-mounted or installed in an SDR-ICS chassis as a modular upgrade to existing infrastructure. The system can be configured and monitored remotely using a web-based graphical user interface (GUI), which provides access and monitoring to receive alarm notifications or make minor adjustments instantaneously. Read more

Interference Mitigating Tower Mounted Amplifier from 824 to 1990 MHz

The Tower Mounted Amplifier (TMA) from Action Technologies operates from 824 to 960 MHz, 1710 to 1880 MHz, and 1850 to 1990 MHz. It is a cost-effective solution for operators to enhance uplink sensitivity and improve the overall network performance of the BTS. This TMA provides a gain of 12 dB with a noise figure of less than 1.8 dB and a group delay of better than 45 ns. It has a multi-unit design for multi-band TMA, without disturbing other band operations and future band addition. The amplifier exhibits low PIM and effectively removes extra interference with the built-in filter. Read more

Rugged, Ethernet-Powered Beam Steering Outdoor Radio from 4.4 to 5.875 GHz

The PTP 45700 from Cambium Networks is a Beam Steering Outdoor Radio Unit (ODU) that operates from 4.4 to 5.875 GHz. It has an integrated smart antenna that provides electronic beamforming and allows for easy tactical installation and excellent interference mitigation. This antenna has an azimuth range of 120° and an elevation range of 30° for point-to-point links and enables quick, tactical installation by pointing in the general direction of the desired radio. It has an integrated spectrum analyzer, allowing real-time and historical monitoring of spectrum and utilizes Dynamic Spectrum Optimization (DSO) to maximize performance in dynamic spectrum environments. Read more

High-selectivity Tower Top Amplifier / Multi-Coupler from 794 to 824 MHz

The TA7982-0100-10-00 from RFI Technology Solutions is a Tower Top Amplifier that operates from 794 to 824 MHz. It consists of the tower top amplifier (TTA) and a receiver multi-coupler/TTA controller unit (RMC). This TTA has two independent quadrature LNAs, each powered by a separate power supply to improve system resiliency and availability. It includes a preselector with a selectivity of more than 110 dB before the TTA LNA and RMC active circuitry. This amplifier features a comprehensive microprocessor-controlled status and fault monitoring system that provides continuous monitoring and switching of the redundant LNAs. Read more

Bi-Directional Diplexer from 617 - 2690 MHz / 3300 - 5925 MHz

The KA-2016 from Kaelus is a Bi-Directional Diplexer that operates from 617 to 2690 MHz and 3300 to 5925 MHz. It can handle an average input power of up to 100 W, provides an isolation of 50 dB and has an insertion loss of less than 0.6 dB. This diplexer has an intermodulation product of less than -160 dBc (2 x 43 dBm Tx carrier) and is designed to combine low bands with C-band or LAA. It is available in an IP67-rated pole/wall-mounted enclosure that measures 94 x 77 x 104 mm with 4.3-10 (female) connectors. Read more

150 W Gas Discharge Tube Surge Protector from DC to 7 GHz

The PTC-NFF-180 from NexTek is an RF Surge Protector that operates from DC to 7 GHz. It can handle an input power of up to 150 W and a multi-strike current of 20 kA (1x) and 10 kA (multiple). This surge protector has a turn-on time of 4 ns (for 2 kV/ns). It is based on Gas Discharge Tube (GDT) technology and offers bi-directional surge current protection. This compact RF protector requires a positive/negative DC supply of ±60 V. It is available in an IP67-rated waterproof module that measures 2.29 x 0.98 x 0.54 inches with N-type (female) connectors and is ideal for public safety, HAM radio, distributed antenna systems, GPS systems, wireless applications that require DC bias, and Wi-Fi applications. Read more

10-Port Base Station Antenna from 698 to 2690 MHz

The 12062x from CellMax Technologies is a 10-Port Base Station Antenna that operates from 698 to 960 MHz and 1695 to 2690 MHz. It provides uniform performance across the ports and enables the network to generate high cell throughput, capacity, and coverage. This antenna increases CINR and maximizes spectrum efficiency (b/s/Hz), improving network throughput. It achieves virtually seamless cell-edge coverage and reduces dropped calls for people on the move. This antenna also allows the addition of more subscribers and maximizes the value of the investment in the network and spectrum. It relieves congestion on the low band by allowing greater use of the much greater high-band capacity and also improves indoor coverage in rural and urban environments. Read more

2.2 Gbps, 4096-QAM Dual-Transceiver Radio from 6 to 26 GHz

The Integra-X2 from SAF Tehnika is a Dual-Transceiver Radio that operates from 6 to 26 GHz (licensed bands up to 38 GHz). It supports channel bandwidths from 5 to 112 MHz and modulation schemes up to 4096 QAM. This radio delivers a data rate of up to 2.2 Gbps (2x 112 MHz 4096 QAM). It is designed to meet the advanced security needs of government institutions, utilities, and public safety entities. The radio incorporates two transceivers and two modem chains allowing this system to operate with built-in 2+0 XPIC. This dual-band solution maximizes capacity in favorable weather conditions and ensures reliability with a fallback microwave link during adverse weather. Read more

Triplexer from 617 to 4200 MHz for In-Building Wireless Infra Applications

The CS06-617-38C from Westell is a Triplexer that operates from 617 – 960 MHz, 1695 – 2690 MHz, and 3400 – 4200 MHz. It has been designed to combine three different frequency bands during transmission and reception to support carrier aggregation for licensed bands. This triplexer can handle an input power of 250 W, provides an isolation of more than 50 dB, and has an insertion loss of less than 0.40 dB. It is equipped with lightning protection and can withstand surge currents of up to 10 kA. This triplexer is available in an IP67-rated module that measures 8.66 x 5.75 x 1.80 inches with 4.3-10 (female) connectors and is ideal for C-RAN, O-RAN, D-RAN, and DAS deployment applications. Read more

3.4 Gbps Unlicensed PTP Backhaul Radio from 5.15 to 6.425 GHz

The B6x from Mimosa Networks is an Unlicensed PTP Backhaul radio that operates from 5.15 to 6.425 GHz. It is ideal for short to medium-range relay and tower links and custom-engineered collocation. This modular backhaul achieves extremely low latency with a data rate of up to 3.4 Gbps and high reliability with new noise-mitigation features. It provides a gain of 8 dBi which can be increased to 30 dBi using Mimosa’s modular X-series twist-on antennas, offering the ease and simplicity of integrated radios. The backhaul has an aggregate channel capacity of 320 MHz and supports GPS Sync mode to provide added performance. Read more

RF Repeater from 1710 to 1860 MHz for GSM/LTE Applications

The 7566418 | MR1818L from CommScope is an RF Repeater that operates from 1805 to 1860 MHz (Tx) and 1710 to 1765 MHz (Rx). It provides a gain of 70 dB with a gain adjustment range of 30 dB. This repeater is available with an optional omnidirectional indoor antenna that provides an antenna gain of 2 dBi. It is available in an enclosure that measures 240 x 240 x 35 mm and is suitable for GSM and LTE applications. The repeater requires an AC supply of 100 to 240 V and consumes 20 W of power. Read more

Front-End Module with LNA and Switch from 2.3 to 5 GHz for 5G TDD Systems

The QPB9850 from Qorvo is a single-channel Front-End Module that operates from 2.3 to 5 GHz for 5G TDD systems. It has an integrated low-noise amplifier (LNA) with a high-power handling switch, which can be used as a failsafe path to termination when the radio is in transmitting mode. The LNAs can also be powered down during Tx mode via the SW control pin on the module. This FEM provides a gain of 34 dB with a noise figure of 1.2 dB. It requires a DC supply of 5 V and consumes 90 mA of current. The FEM is available in an LGA package that measures 3 x 3 mm and is ideal for wireless infrastructure, 5G AAS mMIMO radios, small cells, and 5G TDD system applications. Read more

520 MHz, 6.5 W Silicon Power MOSFET for VHF/UHF Radio Applications

The RD06LUS2 from Mitsubishi Electric is a 520 MHz Silicon Power MOSFET. It delivers an output power of 6.5 W with a drain efficiency of 65%. This transistor integrates a gate protection diode for reliability. It requires a DC supply of 3.6 V. This RoHS-compliant transistor is available in a surface-mount package that measures 8.00 x 4.90 x 0.75 mm and is ideal for VHF/UHF RF power amplifier and mobile radio set applications. Read more

Two-Stage InGaP Power Amplifier from 1.7 to 1.8 GHz

The GRF5517-W from Guerrilla RF is a Two-Stage InGaP Power Amplifier that operates from 1.7 to 1.8 GHz. It provides a small signal gain of 27.5 dB with a reverse isolation of more than 50 dB and has an output P1dB of 32 dBm. This amplifier has an ACLR (Adjacent Channel Leakage Ratio) of less than -45 dBc and harmonics of better than -55 dBc. It requires a DC supply of 5 V and consumes less than 305 mA of current. The amplifier has flexible biasing that provides latitude for linearity optimization and a digital shutdown feature. Read more

SP5T Absorptive Switch from 1 to 5 GHz for 4G/5G Base Stations

The ICASS1050-5T from iCana is an SP5T Absorptive Switch that operates from 1 to 5 GHz covering major sub-6 GHz 3GPP bands. It has a switching time of less than 450 ns and provides an isolation of more than 65 dB (RFx-RFc and RFx-RFx). This switch can handle a CW input power of 33 dBm on selective port, 27 dBm on terminated port, and has an insertion loss of less than 0.7 dB. It is fabricated using silicon technology and has a switch controller that is specially designed to reduce the phase and amplitude variation during hot switching on signal paths. This switch requires a DC supply from 3 to 6 V and consumes less than 100 μA of current. Read more

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