Collin Arocho
17 November 2020

High-performance antenna design specialist The Antenna Company has unveiled its new Wi-Fi 6E MIMO antenna system. The new product is the industry’s first access point designed specifically for enterprise and industrial IoT solutions. The Eindhoven-based company’s solution enables simultaneous operation in the 2.4, 5 and 6 GHz frequency bands, which results in an additional 1.2 GHz of spectrum and more than doubles the number of available channels.

Antenna Company
Credit: The Antenna Company

The system is optimized for seamless integration into access points and supports a total of 15 antennas, including dedicated 4×4 5 GHz + 4×4 6 GHz + 4×4 2.4/5 GHz Wi-Fi antennas. Cross-pair Wi-Fi antenna isolation of greater than 45 dB is achieved for concurrent operation in the 5 GHz band.

An additional 0.9/2.4 GHz IoT antenna is included to enable IoT use cases, along with tri-band 2.4/5/6 GHz antennas for radio spectrum management. The entire antenna system is mounted on a metal backplate to enable mechanical, thermal and RF integration with the access point. The design also includes an Ultrawideband (UWB) option to enable real-time location system (RTLS) services such as access control, indoor navigation, asset tracking and contact tracing.