Dual Polarity Quad MIMO Antenna

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 @ 04:09 PM gHale

L-com Global Connectivity developed an 802.11ac 4×4 MIMO outdoor Omni directional, dual polarized/dual frequency antenna line.

The HyperGain DPU series antennas can operate in vertical and horizontal polarization. Dual polarized antennas are often used with MIMO/802.11ac devices to enable multi-stream communication. This allows the device to transmit data on one polarization while simultaneously receiving data on the other. Dual polarized antennas enable multi-stream communication through one antenna instead of using two independent (and opposite polarized) antennas for the same result.

“This antenna represents a technological breakthrough and delivers industry-leading performance for 802.11ac-based networks” said Jon Jensen, President and CEO of L-com. “There are only two constants in the wireless industry; the increase in the number connected devices on the network and the growing demand for greater bandwidth.”

This technology also supports the attenuation of unwanted signals from adjacent channels and/or co-located equipment, thus improving RF performance and increasing data speed. Supported MIMO types include 2×2 systems (two streams), 3×3 systems (three streams) and 4×4 systems (4 streams).

“Quad” Omni antennas are actually four antennas in one package. They feature separate horizontal and vertical elements for the 2.4 GHz frequency band and another set of horizontal and vertical elements for the 5 GHz frequency band. The internal elements end up accessed via four individual N-female connectors.

The new antennas are available in 6, 9 and 11dBi gain and feature UV resistant PVC radomes that ensure years of reliable operation in all weather conditions. Additionally, the heavy-duty extruded aluminum base allows these antennas to be mounted on masts of up to 3.7 inches in diameter.