Admiral Microwaves is offering a desktop antenna aimed at LTE (Long Term Evolution) applications in the cellular mobile communication systems marketplace. Undergoing rapid deployment in international markets, LTE is described as the last step toward the 4th generation (4G) mobile phone technology, designed to increase the capacity and speed of mobile telephone networks.

Manufactured by Laird Technologies, the DBS6950 – an external wireless dipole antenna – provides a high quality, high performance air interface and covers both the 700 to 960MHz and 1.7GHz to 5GHz frequency bands. This means it is suitable for systems required to provide multiple bandwidths, and therefore use in various regional and global applications. 

The antenna operates simultaneously in more than 11 frequency bands supporting not only LTE, but also cellular, Quadband, GSM+UTMS, WCDMA/3G, AWS, IEEE802.11b/g/n WLAN, WISP, WiMAX MMDS/3.5GHz and Public Safety Radio applications. It features omnidirectional gain patterns, and is designed with a minimal detuning effect when placed on a ground plane.  Gain figures are quoted as 3.0dBi (698 to 960MHz) and 4.9dBi (1.7 to 5GHz) and VSWR at <2.5: and <2:1 across the two frequency bands respectively.