LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 9, 2018--
PCTEL, Inc. (Nasdaq:PCTI), a leader in Performance Critical
TELecom solutions, announced today that it developed a reference
antenna system for a major 802.11ax Wi-Fi chipset manufacturer. The
802.11ax chipset is the next evolution of the Wi-Fi standard, designed
to serve a wide variety of high-throughput devices in dense user
environments. PCTEL’s reference design enables 802.11ax access points to
take full advantage of the chipset’s capabilities. PCTEL’s engineers are
among the first to develop an antenna system truly optimized for
With a properly optimized antenna system, an 802.11ax access point can
produce up to a 4x increase in overall capacity. 802.11ax utilizes
complex antenna arrays covering both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, enabling
8x8 MU-MIMO (Multi-User MIMO) on both uplink and downlink. PCTEL’s
design also provides high isolation between antenna elements and uniform
omnidirectional coverage for dual 5 GHz radios, further increasing the
number of devices that can be served reliably by a single access point.
PCTEL’s engineers leveraged the company’s laboratory capabilities to
design and test an antenna system that works seamlessly with the
manufacturer’s chipset and access point reference design.
“This reference design includes patent-pending technology that places
PCTEL at the forefront of exciting new developments in embedded wireless
systems,” said Rishi Bhardwaj, PCTEL’s Senior Vice President and GM,
Connected Solutions. “We are also customizing our 802.11ax antenna
system designs and integrating them with enterprise or industrial-grade
devices, such as access points, routers, and set-top boxes.”
PCTEL will show its 802.11ax reference design to select customers at
January 9-12 at CES 2018, Booth # 40374 in Las Vegas. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
to arrange an appointment.
PCTEL, Inc. provides Performance Critical TELecom
technology solutions. We are a leading global supplier of antennas and
wireless network testing solutions. Our precision
antennas are deployed in small cells, enterprise Wi-Fi access
points, fleet management and transit systems, and in equipment and
devices for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). We offer in-house
design, testing, radio integration, and manufacturing capabilities for
our antenna customers. PCTEL’s test
and measurement tools improve the performance of wireless networks
globally, with a focus on LTE, public safety, and emerging 5G
technologies. Network operators, neutral hosts, and equipment
manufacturers rely on our scanning receivers and testing solutions to
analyze, design, and optimize their networks.
For more information, please visit our website at http://www.pctel.com/.
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Source: PCTEL, Inc.
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