Murata LBKA0ZZ1NH-317 RF antenna for high speed wireless networks
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has commercialized and begun mass-production of a millimeter-wave (60GHz*1) RF antenna module
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (head office: Nagaokakyo-shi, Kyoto; Chairman of the Board and President: Tsuneo Murata) has commercialized and begun mass-production of a millimeter-wave (60GHz*1) RF antenna module that makes possible the high-speed broadband communications that are required for creating the next generation of wireless networks.
The need is growing for faster Internet communication in line with the increase in bandwidth required by Internet contents such as ultra-high definition (HD, 4K) video, augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR). In addition, constructing wired networks that cover wide areas requires enormous amounts of cables and labor, and the costs of constructing and maintaining this infrastructure are also considerable. The new millimeter-wave RF antenna module will contribute to the creation of the next generation of wireless networks that utilize the 60GHz frequency by supporting the IEEE802.11ad*2 millimeter-wave wireless LAN standard.
Furthermore, Murata has designed this new module to perform well in outdoor applications such as in the base stations of telecommunications carriers. Thanks to the use of an independently developed LTCC*3, it realizes stable communications quality while featuring both high heat resistance and high moisture resistance.
The new module is anticipated to be utilized in a wide range of applications such as for communication between mobile phone base stations including next-generation 5G wireless communication, for communication between Wi-Fi hotspots, and for use in wireless communication networks in smart cities.
Murata will contribute to the creation of next-generation networks by developing various communication modules in anticipation of the practical application of IEEE802.11ay*5, for which standardization is currently progressing as the 5G next-generation mobile communication standard for the realization of even faster wireless LANs.
- Enables gigabit high speed wireless connection which copper-based networks have limitations for throughput; ROI for a large-scale fiber deployment in a dense urban or rural environment
- Supports gigabit backhaul capacity in 5G for small cells, video surveillance and data hungry use cases like fixed wireless access
- High gain: 37.5dBm typical EIRP performance with CW signal and saturated power
- Beamforming: includes RFIC which supports beamforming capability
- Multi-tiled operation: (RFIC) supports multi-tile RF module operation with common baseband IC aiding in higher output power, better Rx sensitivity and longer communication distance
- Backhaul applications and high speed wireless point-to-point, point-to-multi-point connections