The Taogos Quantum Series KHA16.24C is a 2D antenna array with an integrated beamforming RFIC that provides full amplitude and phase control over the 16 elements that make up the array. The active array is integrated in a multilayer circuit board containing the RFIC and 16 antenna elements; several layers are provided for power optimization and thermal control, digital control and RF feedlines all within a size of 53x84mm. Its array has independent horizontal and vertical polarization ports for bilinear performance. The array can be scanned along the azimuth and elevation axes. The array operates from 26.5 to 29.5GHz, making it ideal for 5G applications.
The KHA.16.24C is designed for 5G mmWave systems and can interface with customer-supplied transceivers and baseband components for home, enterprise and in-building applications. Its included SPI interface allows device configuration to be controlled through direct access to the beamformer chipset. With an impedance bandwidth of up to 2GHz, the antenna can deliver data rates up to 2Gbps, making it ideal for next-generation networks requiring fixed and mobile broadband capacity.
The KHA16.24C has more than 20dB of cross-polarization rejection, making it less susceptible to interference from unwanted signals. The antenna can be connected directly using a standard 2.92 connector. The KHA16.24C uses four Ka-band 5G beamformer chipsets, each supporting four receive and transmit (Tx/Rx) units, including all necessary beam steering control with 5-bit phase and gain control, and Half-duplex operation enables a single antenna to support receive and transmit (Tx/Rx) operations.
A phased array (static or scanning beam) can steer or vary its radiation beam by changing the relative phase and amplitude of each element (or group of elements) in the array. Variable phase delay enables beam steering. Radio frequency signals from wireless devices may be input into receive and transmit (Tx/Rx) modules. In the receive and transmit (Tx/Rx) blocks, the RF signal can be split by a 4- way RF splitter. Each output of the splitter is then connected to an RF path consisting of a phase shifter, amplifier, and low-pass filter. Equipped with a command line interface to allow the end user to adjust the beam steering angle, transmit or receive mode, adjust the amplitude and / or phase of each channel in the beamformer, etc.
For more information or integration guides on the KHA16.24C or any 5G mmWave product, please contact the Taugers customer service team in your region.