The new XPOL-2-5G-US antenna is an expansion of the very popular, third generation, XPOL-2 “V3”. The antenna has been electrically redesigned, to accommodate the LTE Band 71 that allows the antenna to operate from 617 to 698 MHz. The antenna applies our advanced metamaterial technology, making use of Artificial Magnetic Conductors (AMC) to achieve exceptional bandwidth and gain. The radiation patterns of this antenna are directional and exceptionally well controlled, further adding to the performance of the antenna.
The XPOL-2-5G-US antenna now covers the up and coming 5G bands, including the lower 617 to 894 MHz (used by T-Mobile in the USA) and the upper 3400 to 3800 MHz bands, which were not previously covered by our second generation “V2” of the XPOL-2 antenna. The antenna performs exceptionally well in the following frequency bands: 617 to 894 MHz, 1710 to 2170 MHz, 2300 to 2700 MHz, and 3400 to 3800 MHz.
With the implementation of the advanced metamaterial being used for the antenna, the antenna achieves a peak gain of 11 dBi across the frequency bands of operation. To further add to the performance, the antenna features 2X2 MIMO and the elements are cross polarised for improved diversity and decorrelation.
The radiation patterns of the XPOL-2-5G-US antenna are uni-directional and exceptionally well controlled across all the frequency bands of operation. Conventional antenna designs will not achieve the required characteristics for a wide bandwidth and high gain antenna. POYNTING Antennas has achieved this high-performance result by using an innovative design whereby the impedance bandwidth, gain and radiation patterns are matched over all the bands of operation. The result is a superior performance across all frequency bands supported by the antenna. This is an important factor for a stable connection on LTE and future 5G cellular technologies, where the technology relies on capacity enhancing features, such as carrier aggregation, to provide the best possible reception over multiple frequency bands.
The XPOL-2-5G-US uses the exact same enclosure as our current third generation XPOL-2-V3, giving it an overall size of 262 x 262 x 88 mm3. The enclosure has a rugged design and offers an IP65 rating, making the antenna weatherproof and waterproof. It is suitable for outdoor mounting and can withstand harsh environmental conditions. The SAN Marine ASA radome material used for the antenna enclosure offers protection against highly corrosive environments, which includes chemical and toxic environments.
The antenna comes standard with a mounting bracket and knock-in screws that can be used for a variety of mounting options. It can easily be wall or pole mounted outside, thanks to the Z-bracket that is supplied with the antenna. The antenna complies with the relevant CE, EN, CSA and RoHS standards as stated in our technical sheets. It is also rated for temperatures from -40°C to +80°C and will survive winds of up to 250 km/h with an impact resistance rating of IK08.
POYNTING Antennas are well known to provide future proof antennas and the XPOL-2-5G-US is no different. We plan to release the antenna at the end of October/beginning of November 2020, with all the related specifications and information available at launch. Orders will be possible from October 2020. Please keep an eye out for the launch of the new XPOL-2-5G-US antenna.