Pharrowtech and 8devices announce advanced 60GHz PtP/PtMP system for WISPs
Oct 4, 2023
- The new solutions enable WISPs to offer gigabit connectivity at a fraction of the cost of fibre and OEMs to significantly reduce the time-to-market, risks, and development costs associated with new products
Pharrowtech, the technology leader of high-performance mmWave radio frequency (RF) solutions for next-generation wireless applications, today announces a strategic partnership with 8devices, a company specialized in the development, manufacturing and sales of unique design and functionality electronic equipment, to introduce a 60GHz wireless module and a 60GHz point-to-point (PtP) / point-to-multi-point (PtMP) product.
The new 60GHz wireless module offers several benefits for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and original design manufacturers (ODMs) including the reduction of non-recurring engineering (NRE) costs, a shortened time-to-market (TTM) period, and risk mitigation during the development phase. It is designed to be compact, cost-effective, and seamless to integrate into OEM/ODM products. The module features an advanced phased array antenna with electronic beam forming and a baseband integrated circuit mounted on a printed circuit board (PCB) with a high-capacity M.2 connector. Operating over the entire 57 – 71 GHz band, it provides up to 3.5 Gbps of user data rate in both point-to-point and point-to-multipoint topologies.
Meanwhile, the new 60GHz PtP/PtMP product, utilising the wireless module, enables service providers to deliver gigabit services to homes and businesses, at a fraction of the cost of buried fibre or commercially available 60GHz solutions, significantly lowering total cost of ownership (TCO) and accelerating return on investment (ROI). The solution allows gigabit connections at unprecedented distances of several kilometres, leveraging the upper-band and a variety of high-gain antenna options.
Roberto Guglielmi, Head of Marketing and Business Development, Pharrowtech, comments, “We are excited to partner with 8devices to reshape the landscape of next generation fixed wireless access through cutting-edge unlicensed 60Ghz solutions. With this partnership, we aim to simplify and accelerate the adoption of mmWave technology by pushing its boundaries, and ultimately to enhance the way people connect and communicate with one another. This development marks a significant milestone in Pharrowtech’s growth trajectory as it continues to expand its product offering.”
The advanced 60GHz wireless module and PtP/PtMP product are available to Pharrowtech’s and 8devices’ valued customers for demonstrations, evaluations, and initial orders. The unique blend of cost, performance and simplicity provided by these solutions offers users unmatched experience and fosters even further the adoption of 60GHz technology.
Jonas Jr. Sabaliauskas, General Manager and co-founder, 8devices, adds, “Our partnership with Pharrowtech is the right step ahead to develop mmWave excellence. Combined with Pharrowtech’s deep technical expertise, we will empower our customers to deliver affordable solutions, exceptional performance and rapid technology adoption tailored to meet the ever-growing demands of ultra-high-speed connectivity.”
Pharrowtech will exhibit at Wispapalooza from October 9-12, 2023, in Las Vegas, United States, so if you’re interested in learning more about our 60GHz wireless solutions, you can find us at booth 507.
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