Microwave Journal

Linx Technologies Expands Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E Antenna Offering

June 23, 2020

Linx Technologies, a Merlin, Ore, based developer and manufacturer of antennas, announced the ANT-W63WS3-SMA blade-style antenna for Wi-Fi 6 and 6 GHz Wi-Fi 6E applications. The “W63WS3” antenna expands Linx’s tri-band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz/6 GHz offering following the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote and approval of the 6 GHz spectrum for Wi-Fi WLAN applications and launch of the Linx ANT-W63-FPC-UFL-100 antenna in April. 

Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E are the Wi-Fi Alliance® terms for IEEE 802.11ax standard uses in the 2.4 GHz/5 GHz and 6 GHz frequency ranges, respectively. The Linx W63WS3 supports all IEEE 802.11ax frequency bands in a connector-mount hinged-blade antenna for IoT and industrial applications. The complete frequency range support of the W63WS3 antenna makes it forward-compatible for dual-band Wi-Fi devices that do not yet support the new 6 GHz band, and equally useful for tri-band Wi-Fi solutions across all IEEE 802.11ax and U-NII frequency bands.

“The release of the ANT-W63WS3-SMA Wi-Fi 6/Wi-Fi 6E blade antenna demonstrates Linx’s longstanding commitment to Wi-Fi/WLAN applications and specifically to the new 6 GHz Wi-Fi band,” stated President and CEO of Linx Technologies, Tolga Latif. “Wi-Fi, along with cellular IoT and LPWA technologies, is the lifeblood of the IoT.”

The new W63WS3 antenna (ANT-W63WS3-SMA) is available today from Linx Technologies’ distributor and manufacturer representative networks.