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Enabling Reliable Telecom Applications Around the World

The transformation of global telecommunications to high-speed wired networks, 3G and 4G wireless networks, and always on broadband service to end customers has placed tremendous demands upon the technologies used to enable these systems.  Laird Technologies is always keeping pace with industry needs by providing innovative solutions for EMI, thermal, and antenna needs.

As base stations and switching gear are deployed in more remote regions around the world, the environmental demands placed on equipment have increased.  Laird Technologies is the world leader in advanced thermal solutions used on base stations and back-up power by providing thermoelectric assemblies to cool critical electronics in hot environments.  In other applications, and less difficult environments, our thermal interface materials (TIMs) are the industry standard to ensure effective heat removal from hot electronics.

In addition to board-level shielding (BLS) and Fabric-over-Foam (FoF) or metal EMI gaskets, Laird Technologies provides advanced Form-in-Place (FIP) conductive elastomers that are dispensed directly onto multi-compartment housings commonly used in telecom electronics; especially base stations.  Materials for FIP are developed by our own R&D and customer engineering teams and produced in our own factories, ensuring consistent performance to specifications critical for equipment that is in the field for 10 years or more.  We can formulate elastomers and conductive fillers specifically to ensure material compatibility, environmental and EMI sealing, and long-term reliability.

Both 3G and 4G deployments have changed the benchmark for base station antenna performance, requiring precision control of beam shape, sector widths, gain and other key electrical parameters.  Laird Technologies uses proprietary Artificial Intelligence (AI) design tools to optimize antennas beyond what other providers can do.  Our WiMAX and LTE sector antenna solutions are designed with better azimuth gain control enabling channel reuse in adjacent sectors and, thus, much better spectrum use.  In addition, we can re-optimize existing solutions to customize parameters to your specifications, as well as design completely custom solutions as needed.

Contact Laird Technologies today to see how we can can support your next program or application.

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