Sector antennas ideal for macro base station or small cell deployments

29-10-2021 | RadioWaves | Passives

RadioWaves has released a new series of eight-port, CBRS sector antennas covering the 3.3GHz to 4.2GHz frequency bands.

RadioWaves’ new series of CBRS Sector Antennas provide gain of 16dBi to 18dBi along with a 65-degree beamwidth. These antennas are engineered to achieve high, stable gain over wide bandwidths and suppress side-lobes and back-lobes for mitigating inter-sector interference.

These models are created to be symmetric in both polarisations to minimise chain imbalance. The 17dB side lobe suppression and superior dB front-to-back ratio provide for channel (frequency) reuse and high levels of spectral efficiency in the most challenging and noisy environments.

The new sector antennas also offer 8 x 8 MIMO operation, eight +/-45 slant polarisation ports, with integral N-female connectors all in a single enclosure. They are equipped with superior port isolation, cross polarisation discrimination, gain, VSWR and front-to-back. Also, these new antennas offer universal radio brackets compatible with many popular Cambium PMP/EPMP, Ubiquiti Rocket/Prism, Mimosa and Baicell radios. For extra safety and convenience, the antennas provide an integrated hoisting hook.

“Our new eight-port CBRS sector antennas allow operators to provide their customers high coverage near-to and far-away from their access point without compromising aesthetic and architectural guidelines. The antennas’ small size and high gain will serve well in small-cell and urban deployments with densification in mind,” said Kevin Hietpas, antenna product line manager.

By Natasha Shek