Wireless Frequencies: The CliffsNotes Version

April 28, 2016 at 8:00 AM

 

Wireless antennas operate at different frequencies to best suit different wireless applications.  In order for the system to work properly, the antenna frequency must match the frequency of the amplifier, access point or router to which it will be attached.


If you’re trying to decipher what each wireless frequency does and/or which one would be best for your wireless application, we’re here to help. We’re taking you back to school and in true CliffsNotes-style we’ll sum it all up in an easy to read package. 

 

Summary

 

The cast of characters is simple: 900 MHz, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands.

 

The FCC has allocated these three frequencies for unlicensed Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) applications. Because they don’t require licensing, these frequencies have played a pivotal role in the growth of the wireless industry.

In the US, the 900 MHz, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless frequency bands are used for consumer and commercial Wi-Fi and WLAN applications, as well as commercial Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) applications. 

 

Study Guide

 

Each frequency band has a different purpose and its own set of characteristics – some good, some bad. Here is a handy chart to give you an overview of each frequency.

 

 

Now you should be able to choose the best frequency for your wireless application and you’re sure to pass any pop-quiz on wireless frequencies - you can even print out this chart and tape it inside your Trapper Keeper.

 

For a detailed look at the frequency allocations of entire radio spectrum, download the United States Frequency Allocations Chart.

 

And the Award goes to….Our best Selling Antenna of 2015

February 18, 2016 at 8:00 AM

 

This awards season, we would like to present our own award for the Best Selling Antenna of 2015.  With a stellar lineup of top performing antennas, this year’s competition was stiff, but one antenna stood out above the rest.

 

And the winner is…… (drum roll).…. The Hyperlink HGV-906U!

 

If you’re not familiar with this year’s winning antenna, here is what you’ve been missing:

 

The HyperLink HGV-906U is a high-performance Omni directional antenna designed for the 800 MHz / 900 MHz ISM band. It is ideally suited for multipoint, Non-Line-of-Sight (NLOS) and mobile applications where high gain and wide coverage is desired. Typical applications include 900 MHz Wireless LAN, SCADA, Wireless Video Links, as well as 800 MHz and 900 MHz Cellular band applications.

 

The HGV-906U features an integral N-Female bulkhead-type connector that mounts through the wall of an equipment enclosure. It includes a mast mounting kit consisting of a heavy-duty steel bracket and a pair of U-bolts, allowing installation on masts up to 2.0" in diameter.

 

This Omni directional antenna is designed for all-weather operation and features a rugged, 1.3" diameter, white, high-intensity, fiberglass radome which provides durability.

 

On behalf of the HyperLink HGV-906U, we would like to thank all of the customers who helped it rise to the top. Without your support, none of this would be possible. (cue music)

 

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