The densification of networks due to the explosive demand for mobile data is being accomplished via the use of small cells and distributed antenna systems (DAS). Distributed antenna systems help boost cellular and data coverage, improving reliability in high-traffic areas and enhancing wireless network capacity. Distributed antenna systems are used extensively in large public venues such as stadiums, malls, convention centers, airports, railway stations, tunnels, hospitals, hotels, universities, enterprises and manufacturing facilities among others.
Although performance requirements for small cell/DAS are not as high as those found in traditional macro base station amplifiers and antennas, the need for cost effective, low loss solutions continues to grow. Rogers’ extensive RF laminate portfolio has a broad range of solutions for distributed antenna system design.