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MWC 2018: Software-Defined Antenna System Increases Throughput by 100 Percent

26 February 2018

Internet of things (IoT) antenna house Taoglas has launched a software-defined antenna system that extends coverage and increases throughput by up to 100 percent for next-generation wireless networks.

The company made the announcement at the 2018 Mobile World Congress and the technology uses Taoglas’ partner Adant’s advanced beam-steering technology. The antenna adapts its radiation pattern in real time to increase the link between quality and delivery, and also the best signal propagation and reception for mobile and stationary applications for both indoor and outdoor use in retail, agriculture, transportation and other industries.

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

Other features of the Taoglas Shift include:

  • Directional beams to mitigate interference from other co-located users.
  • High gain to help increase signal-to-noise ratio.
  • Spatial multiplexing in 2 x 2 MIMO linearly increases throughput by switching to optimal antenna configuration.
  • Total radiated power (TRP) and total isotropic sensitivity (TIS) >3 decibels is achieved with respect to a static omnidirectional antenna system of comparable size.

Mobile World Congress is taking place this week in Barcelona.

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