San-tron Blog: Let's Talk RF Coax

Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) Cable Choices


Distributed antenna systems (DAS) are used in a wide variety of public areas to bring wireless service to areas with poor coverage. Some of these areas include: buildings, node installations in towns, underground tunnels, etc. Typically, a large single antenna radiating at high power would provide coverage, but in DAS installations they are replaced with a series of low power antennas to cover the same area as they are safer and more robust. The most expensive and time consuming stage of the DAS process is the installation, routing the coaxial cables around the antennas can be labor intensive. Having the right coaxial cables for the assembly makes the installation a much less strenuous a task. Necessary key features include, but are not limited to: high flexibility, stability in highly dynamic environments, low loss, plenum rated, and good passive intermodulation (PIM) performance.    Read more...

Mini-DIN (4.1/9.5) RF Coaxial Connectors – The Perfect Interconnect for DAS?

Santron_DAS_Blog_Mini-DIN_240px This blog looks at Mini-DIN connectors in today's communications systems. What are they – and how are they used in Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and small cell networks.   Read more...