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Software-defined antenna increases throughput

21 March 2018 News

Taoglas and Adant partnered up to announce the launch of Taoglas Shift at Mobile World Congress 2018. The software-defined antenna system aims to change the economics of next-generation wireless networks by extending coverage and increasing throughput by up to 100%, according to Taoglas.

Using Adant’s advanced beam-steering technology, the antenna dynamically adapts its radiation pattern in real time to increase the link quality and deliver the best signal propagation and reception for mobile and stationary applications, both indoors and outdoors, in industries such as retail, agriculture, transportation and others.

The Taoglas Shift antenna intelligently seeks out and finds the best signal on a regular basis, and then tunes the antenna in real time to achieve the highest throughput – reducing the need for redundant carriers to ensure strong coverage. The antenna and LTE module are combined in a single enclosure for fast solution deployment.

The antenna’s directional beams help mitigate interference from other co-located users, while its high gain helps increase signal-to-noise ratio, improving link reliability in the desired direction and also extending coverage. Use of spatial multiplexing in 2X2 MIMO linearly increases throughput by switching to the most optimal antenna configuration, Total Radiated Power (TRP) and Total Isotropic Sensitivity (TIS) of more than 3 dB is achieved with respect to a static omni-directional antenna system of comparable size.

For more information contact Andrew Hutton, RF Design, +27 (0)21 555 8400, andrew@rfdesign.co.za, www.rfdesign.co.za



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