PCTEL unveils reference design for 802.11ax Wi-Fi antenna systems

PCTEL, Inc. (Nasdaq:PCTI), a provider of Performance Critical TELecom solutions, has announced that it developed a reference antenna system for a major 802.11ax Wi-Fi chipset manufacturer, the company said.

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 802.11ax.

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 8×8 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.

PCTEL, Inc. provides Performance Critical TELecom technology solutions. We are a global supplier of antennas and wireless network testing solutions. For more information, visit our website at http://www.pctel.com/.