Software-defined antenna to double throughput, coverage

February 26, 2018 // By Julien Happich
In partnership with smart antenna technology provider Adant, Taoglas has developed a software-defined antenna system that changes the economics of next-generation wireless networks by extending coverage and increasing throughput by up to 100 percent.

Dubbed Taoglas Shift, the antenna relies on Adant’s advanced beam-steering technology to dynamically adapt its radiation pattern in real time to increase the link quality and deliver the best signal propagation and reception for mobile and stationary applications, both indoor and outdoor.

The Taoglas Shift antenna intelligently seeks out and finds the best signal on a regular basis, and then tunes the antenna in real time to achieve the highest throughput—reducing the need for redundant carriers to ensure strong coverage. The antenna and LTE module are combined in a single enclosure for fast solution deployment. The antenna can be deployed with today’s wireless networks to solve coverage gaps and performance issues, and will also be a huge benefit to 5G networks as they emerge. Key features include directional beams that help mitigate interference from other co-located users. The antenna achieves a Total Radiated Power (TRP) and Total Isotropic Sensitivity (TIS) over 3 dB greater than a static omnidirectional antenna system of comparable size.