8 October 2010


E-Band expands to 60GHz for enterprises & carrier picocell networks

E-Band Communications Corp of San Diego, CA, USA, which makes high-capacity point-to-point Gigabit Ethernet wireless transmission systems for carrier, enterprise and government networks, has launched a line of 60GHz point-to-point solutions using its exclusive monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) technology.

With license-free operation in most countries, spectrum-efficient QPSK modulation and narrow-beamwidth transmission, the E-Link Mini provides a highly secure data link suited to connecting buildings at street level and can also provide a cost-effective solution for last-mile network extension. The small high-gain flat-panel design enables the radio to be installed easily using visual alignment aid and a mounting bracket and with just one Ethernet cable that handles power and data transmission (power-over-Ethernet, or PoE) and provides a solution suiting sensitive architectural environments where zoning can preclude the installation of wireless systems with larger antennas.

“Building on the popularity of our 70/80GHz solutions, we have added a line of products in the 60GHz frequency range,” says co-founder & senior VP Saul Umbrasas. “Compared to competing 60GHz radios with 100Mbps capacity, the E-Link Mini 320 [320Mbps full duplex] provides over three times higher capacity in a much smaller package,” he claims. “At just 7.2 inches square, the E-Link Mini 320 is less than half the size, weight and power consumption of our competitions’ 60GHz radios, and doesn’t require a separate external power supply and cable.” The size, pricing and performance suits extending macrocell networks to a street-level microcellular architecture, especially in dense urban settings, he concludes.

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