Single-Antenna Approach Improves Antenna Gain and Receiver Sensitivity
Thu, 04/03/2008 - 12:21pm
SkyCross introduces Isolated Mode Antenna Technology (iMAT), a unique single-antenna approach providing significant benefits for device designers and manufacturers, network operators, and end users. iMAT, a patented, counterintuitive solution, enables designers of handsets, PC cards, USB dongles, personal navigation and other wireless electronics to offer diversity or multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) communications, even in applications where such implementation has been considered impossible due to space constraints inside mobile devices. The single-antenna solution from SkyCross eliminates the need to configure multiple antennas and reduces the number of parts required to build a device. iMAT-equipped devices on a network can improve the capacity and bandwidth of the entire system. It enables operators to optimize network performance without any additional investment in infrastructure. iMAT supports legacy networks and is essential for next-generation protocols such as HSxPA, WiMAX, 802.11x, and LTE?all of which require diversity or MIMO.