E-Band Communications Wireless Backhaul

E-Band Communications Corp. Licenses 71-86GHz MMIC Chipset Technology from Northrop Grumman for Gigabit Wireless Radios
2004-04-19

 

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - E-Band Communications Corporation (EBCC), developer of 1-10 Gigabit per second millimeter wave broadband wireless communication systems for telecom & enterprise networks, signed an exclusive field of use license agreement with Northrop Grumman for its E-Band Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) technology. The highly integrated multifunction GaAs MMIC-based chipset will be used by EBCC to develop low cost millimeter wave radio communication systems operating in the 71-86 GHz E-Band spectrum recently released by the FCC.

"The exclusive MMIC technology license will enable EBCC to complete the development of our millimeter-wave radio and launch the highest performance and lowest cost Gigabit wireless access technology on the market", said EBCCs President and CEO James Plante. "Currently, there is no other commercially available MMIC chipset at these 71-86GHz frequencies and is the missing link for others to enter the market".

"MIMIC-based technology at E-Band frequencies enables wireless Gigabit and higher bandwidth links to extend several miles", said EBCCs Chief Marketing Officer Saul Umbrasas. "This technology represents an 8-10 times improvement in Data-rate at less than 50% of the cost of competing microwave radios, a 10 times improvement in distance over free space optical (FSO) technologies, and a small fraction of the cost of traditional fiber optics cable".