ABOUT TELCO DESIGN CONNECT

Design Assets

Telco Design Connect is one of the few designers to own a 8’x8’x12’ absorber-loaded shield room is outfitted with 18” pyramidal foam to guarantee performance and testing.

Our material evaluation components include an 800MHz single-tone and 1900MHz swept-response PIM analyzer and a 6 GHz Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) along with various waveguide, microstrip and stripline test fixtures for DK and DF material evaluation.

Let us put our design capabilities and decades of experience to work for you. Our extensive experience, combined with a substantial investment in state-of-the-art software and hardware, significantly expands our capabilities.

Our RF hardware computing platform includes two Dell Precision 7920 Workstation Desktop Towers with dual Xeon Gold 6140 processors (36 total physical cores), 1.15 TB RAM and 6 TB of ultra-speed hard drive space.

Our 8’x8’x12’ absorber-loaded shield room is outfitted with 18” pyramidal foam. We also have an 800MHz single-tone and 1900MHz swept-response PIM analyzer and a 6 GHz Vector Network Analyzer (VNA). We maintain various waveguide, microstrip and stripline test fixtures for DK and DF material evaluation.

Manufacturing Consulting

At Telco Design Connect we have the relationships with both U.S. and Asia-based contract manufacturers to not only design your products but to set them up for manufacturing.   We provide consulting services to work with the manufacturers to get your product delivery optimized at the best cost and quality.   We currently have products sold under using either Telco Source Connect or TQ Antenna part numbers that can also be white labeled.  Some of our partners include quality manufacturers such as:

Manufacturing Consulting

Telco Design Connect is not an antenna or antenna system manufacturer.   We work with a number of world class antenna and antenna system manufacturing companies to help them define, develop and refine their product offerings. We do have extensive experience in manufacturing, testing, and quality assurance comformance in antenna qualification, testing, manufacturing, packaging and other operations and provide consulting in those areas. We also have contacts with both Asian, European and North American contract manufacturing companies and often work with clients to help them secure high quality and low cost sources.

Our Leadership Team

The leadership team at Telco Design Connect combines decades of experience and project execution to deliver cutting-edge designs, products and consulting. 

Richard Smith
Richard Smith

Partner and CTO

Richard Smith brings over 30 years of antenna technology expertise to Telco Design Connect, with more than two decades specifically focused on high volume antenna design for manufacturing and deployment. Richard is well-versed in both numerical modeling and laboratory validation methods. In 2011, he founded antenna design and manufacturing provider Total Quality (TQ) Antennas. Richard has been involved in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of antennas, including 170 MHz to 40 GHz antennas for TVWS, GPS, DAS, IOT, BLE, Cellular Base Station, Dual-Band 2.4/5GHz WiFi and Microwave backhaul. Earlier in his career, as a Technical Leader in Hardware Engineering Cisco Systems/Navini Networks, he developed base station antennas and other passive RF networks for beamforming WiMAX base stations. As an industry innovator, he developed an RF wired tested bed that simulated a wireless environment for modem and base station development. Richard also introduced a planar near-field scanner for antenna-to-antenna phase calibration capable of three-degree phase accuracy for a WiMAX beamforming array. He proposed solutions for regulatory EMC and EMI issues implemented to reduce emissions. He’s also been involved in the construction of cost-effective tapered and far-field antenna ranges.

Philip Sorrells
Philip Sorrells

Partner and Chief Growth Officer

Philip Sorrells also brings more than 30 years of antenna technology expertise to Telco Design Connect. After more than a decade with Texas Instruments, Philip worked for CommScope for more than two decades, including stints as VP of Strategic and Portfolio Marketing, VP of Site Solutions and VP of Product Management. More recently, he served in multiple advisory capacities as the Owner of Winding Road Advisory Services and with Telco Source Connect. Philip dramatically expanded an enterprise’s international market presence in the highly competitive telecom industry, achieving 1000 percent growth in the process. He executed complex product launches with exceptional communications integration and customer engagement. During the course of his career, he’s traveled more than 3 million miles, setting foot on every continent. Well, almost. Antarctica is still missing from his resume.

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