802.11ax Wi-Fi antenna system doubles throughput, coverage

September 15, 2017 //By Julien Happich
Ethertronics's next-generation Wi-Fi Active Steering platform, based on the EC477 Active Steering Processor and the EC624 Active Steering Antenna Switch are claimed to deliver twice the performance and coverage benefits of Active Steering Technology when combined with the company's patented Active Steering Antenna architecture.

The flexible, cost-optimized solution doubles throughput, range, and efficiency for high-performance 802.11ax/802.11ac systems and has been optimized for today’s market-leading Wi-Fi access point and client solutions. Additionally, the Active Steering technology implemented in the EC477/EC624 family provides performance and scalability for next-generation 802.11ax applications.

The EC477/EC624 solution reduces design complexity and cost via its innovative Data-Over-Coax (DOC) interface, which allows Active Steering signaling to coexist on the same physical cable as the main RF signal without introducing any degradation of the main Wi-Fi signal. The DOC interface eliminates the need for custom connectors and signaling cables, which significantly reduces the system BOM and enables easier deployment of off-PCB antennas to maximize Wi-Fi radio link performance.  The EC477/EC624 Active Steering solution enables any mix of active and passive antennas, in any combination of on-PCB and off-PCB placement.

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