TE Connectivity adds new FlexWave Prism DAS high-density modules

New modules support up to 75 MHz per band at two bands per module in FlexWave Prism DAS systems.

TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) has introduced additional high-density modules for its FlexWave Prism distributed antenna system (DAS), enabling the units to support up to 75 MHz per band with two frequency bands per module.

TE contends that the new FlexWave Prism modules "are an excellent long-term investment in DAS infrastructure because they support so many different frequencies with high power output." The company says that use of the new modules will allow a 2-bay FlexWave Prism remote unit to support up to four frequency bands, 40 watts, or up to 300 MHz of spectrum.

By using digital simulcast technology to deliver services between the DAS head end and remote units, the new FlexWave Prism module enables operators to easily shift capacity from one area to another as subscriber needs dictate, explains TE. The digital DAS reaches up to 20 kilometers to serve urban and suburban areas as well as stadiums, office parks, and other facilities. By supporting multiple frequency bands with a single module, TE says the new modules easily enable migration from 3G to 4G services as well as multi-operator applications where two or more mobile operators share a power amplifier. The module is also designed to ease delivery of 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, or 2600 MHz MIMO and 800 MHz digital dividend services in the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions of the world.

The company notes that the new high density modules deliver the same power and frequency band support of the prior generation of FlexWave Prism modules, but are now housed in a 40 percent smaller remote unit for up to 40 watt or four-band applications. The new product is physically smaller and more energy efficient because it consumes less power. TE will showcase the FlexWave Prism high density modules at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, from February 24-27, 2014, in booth 6B52.

“The FlexWave Prism DAS supports multi-operator, multi-protocol services in a compact, cost-effective, and power-efficient manner,” concludes Peter Wraight, vice president, TE Wireless. “It is ideal for mobile operators who want to deploy DAS with multiple frequencies and high power levels without the complexity of multiple DAS equipment overlays.”

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