May 11, 2015

Ultra-Broadband RF X-TREME™ Triple-Band Antennas

RFS’ latest additions to RF X-TREME™ product family are Ideal for triple-band site upgrades and MIMO 4x4


RFS has introduced the APXVBLL20X-C and APXVBLL20X-C-I20 models of its popular RF X-TREME™ base station antennas.  These ultra-broadband antennas facilitate triple-band site upgrades for reduced cell interference in high traffic areas and can be used for multiple bands such as LTE 700, LTE 800, Digital Dividend 2, CDMA, GSM, DCS, UMTS and LTE 2.6.

With the RF X-TREME portfolio, RFS provides the capacity of three full-band antennas by orienting them side by side to achieve high gain and optimal performance in a single package. Using the entire antenna length for every band instead of the traditional method of stacking antennas on top of one another means operators can evolve from a dual-band antenna to a triple-band antenna of the same length and maintain similar gain levels.  Providing full-band coverage on every port enables operators to now implement 4xRx and 4xMIMO on any of the higher frequency bands, enabling excellent cell-edge performance with fewer base stations – which is particularly effective for LTE advanced.


Features Benefits
Variable electrical downtilt

Provides enhanced precision in controlling intercell interference

Enable MIMO 4x4 or 4-way RX diversity

Ideal solution for LTE advanced

Integrated RET serial numbers available on antenna radome Eases on-site commissioning and secures remote mapping from OMC
Enhanced tilt range Ideal for applications in dense areas
High suppression of upper sidelobes Reduces cell interference
Sleek radome design dramatically reduces wind load Minimizes tower loading
High reliability Designed to last in a tower top environment