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.
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.