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Cellular 4G/LTE Channel / Industry News

Richardson RFPD introduces new mXTEND antenna booster from Fractus

November 7, 2013
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Richardson RFPD Inc. announces immediate availability and full design support of the new mXTEND™ antenna booster from Fractus S.A. (Fractus).

The mXTEND (part number FR01-S4-250) is specifically designed to provide multiband performance in mobile and other wireless devices, enabling worldwide coverage by allowing operation in the communication standards GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800/DCS, GSM1900/PCS, UMTS, LTE2100, LTE2300 and LTE2500.

It is the first release of Fractus' new Virtual Antenna™ line of products that provide operation in current mobile bands, as well as the ability to upgrade the bands for cellular platforms to LTE and future generations. The mXTEND is ultra-compact and can be standardized across multiple devices and platforms, with no customization required. It is cost-effective, highly efficient, and easy to use.

Key features of the mXTEND include:

 

824-960 MHz

1710-2690 MHz

Evaluation Board with UFL cables

Evaluation Board with Coplanar transmission lines

Evaluation Board with UFL cables

Evaluation Board with Coplanar transmission lines

Average Efficiency

>55%

>50%

>75%

>70%

Peak Gain

1.4 dBi

1.3 dBi

3.6 dBi

2.8 dBi

VSWR

< 3:1

Radiation Pattern

Omnidirectional

Polarization

Linear

Weight (approx.)

0.25 g.

Temperature

-40 ºC to 85 ºC

Impedance

50Ω

Dimensions (L x W x H)

5.0 mm x 5.0 mm x 5.0 mm

Richardson RFPD's design advisors provide extensive technical expertise and design-in assistance for Fractus products, including the mXTEND. The device is in stock and available for immediate delivery. To find more information, or to purchase this product today on the Richardson RFPD website, please visit the FR01-S4-250 webpage. The device is also available by calling 1-800-737-6937 (within North America); or please find your local sales engineer (worldwide) at Local Sales Support. To learn about additional products from Fractus, please visit the Fractus storefront webpage.

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