New Dielectric Resonator Antenna Array Supports 37-40 GHz Frequency Bands

Press Release Summary:

  • Combines patented SuperShape™ and DRA technology to achieve wide-band operation over the 24-30 GHz frequency bands
  • Demonstrates reduced scanning losses, low sidelobe levels and maximum scan angle
  • Achieves over 40 dBm of peak EIRP, which is ideal for use in customer-premise-equipment (CPE) products

Original Press Release:

Antenna Company Showcases Industry’s First Dielectric Resonator Antenna (DRA) Array for 5G mm-wave Applications

64-antenna DRA design significantly improves performance over conventional patch arrays

Eindhoven, The Netherlands – October 21, 2019 -- Antenna Company, a specialist in the design of high-performance embedded antennas, today announced that it will be showcasing the industry’s first 5G dielectric resonator phased antenna array designed specifically for 5G mm-wave applications. Antenna Company will be sharing details of the phased array design to customers attending MWC19 Los Angeles on October 22-24, 2019.

The 64-antenna DRA combines patented Antenna Company’s SuperShape™ and DRA technology to achieve wide-band operation over the 24-30 GHz frequency bands. The mm-wave DRA array demonstrates reduced scanning losses, lower sidelobe levels and greater maximum scan angle compared to a conventional patch array using the same configuration and inter-element separation. The improvements in scanning performance enable better coverage over the usable frequency band.

The Antenna Company design achieves over 40 dBm of peak EIRP, which is ideal for use in customer-premise-equipment (CPE) products. The design is scalable to support 37-40 GHz frequency bands for global band support across the mm-wave spectrum.

“Antenna Company is excited to announce this breakthrough in mm-wave antenna performance”, said company CEO, David Favreau. “With the roll-out of 5G services worldwide, antenna performance is mission-critical for achieving reliable coverage,”, commented Joe Madden, Chief Analyst at Mobile Experts. According to Madden, “the market for CPE products which can benefit from Antenna Company’s solution is growing rapidly and is expected to reach 8M-units by 2023.”

The production version of the design, featuring 64 dual-polarization antenna elements, 5G NR radio transceiver, RF front-end, and support for beam-steering and beam-forming is planned to be released in 2H-2020.

Visit Antenna Company at MWC19 in Los Angeles on October 22-24, 2019 at South Hall Stand, MR1477. To schedule a meeting or to request more information, please contact Antenna Company at information@antennacompany.com

About Antenna Company

Antenna Company is an antenna systems provider that delivers high-performance solutions based on proprietary design principles, advanced materials and RF system expertise. Our patented technology results in clearly differentiated performance over conventional antenna solutions in the market. Our mission is to solve difficult antenna system issues for leading edge enterprise, consumer and IoT/M2M applications. We provide standard and customized solutions to our OEM and ODM customers for Wi-Fi, GNSS, LTE, CBRS and 5G technologies. Antenna Company is headquartered in the Netherlands with sales offices in the US and Asia.

For more information, please visit http://www.antennacompany.com

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