The Coach™ II (COACH2-9X1-17FT-FAKRA) from PCTEL is a 3-in-1 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, and GNSS Antenna that operates from 617 to 5950 MHz. It supports the high-speed requirements of complex RF communication systems used for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Industrial IoT applications. For 5G operation, it consists of four 5G elements that are designed to offer compatibility with the world’s leading multi-carrier cellular routers, including Sierra XR90 and XR80 5G radios. For Wi-Fi operation, it incorporates 802.11ax Wi-Fi MIMO connectivity, with four dual-band 2.4/5 GHz Wi-Fi elements supporting DSRC 5.99 GHz applications. For GNSS operation, it requires a DC supply from 2.8 to 6 V, consumes 25 mA of current, and provides an amplifier gain of 26 dB with a noise figure of less than 2 dB. The antenna uses PCTEL’s proprietary out-of-band rejection filtering technology to provide wideband coverage for all GNSS frequencies.
The Coach™ II meets EN 50155:2007 and AAR requirements for ITS rail and roadway applications. It is available in an IP-67-rated enclosure that measures 176.0 x 154.8 x 76.5 mm with custom overmolded gasket for protection against water or dust ingress. This antenna is fitted with FAKRA connectors that enable fast “Poka-Yoke” installation on routers/gateways equipped with FAKRA. It is ideal for use in 5G, Wi-Fi, industrial IoT, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), DSRC, tracking and asset management, and EV charging stations applications.