Award-Winning iMAT Enables Lower Cost of Ownership, Simpler Integration, and Improved Aesthetic Designs by Replacing Several Antennas with One
VIERA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SkyCross, a global antenna solutions company, announced that it has applied its Isolated Mode Antenna Technology (iMAT) to a new product line for access points and routers. Both commercial and enterprise networking base stations are configured today with multiple antennas. iMAT consolidates the performance benefits of multiple antennas into a single antenna to lower cost of ownership, simplify integration, and improve aesthetic designs without sacrificing performance.
The first antenna released in this innovative product line covers 2.4 GHz and 5.1-5.9 GHz to support 801.11 a/b/g/n. iMAT is particularly advantageous for 802.11n, which requires MIMO (multiple-input, multiple-output) operation. Traditionally, this protocol requires device manufacturers to have two to four external antennas on an access point or router. By using an iMAT antenna, device manufacturers can quickly realize the cost and integration savings, and end customers can easily see the reduction of antennas when selecting a product.
“iMAT is perfectly suited to free device manufacturers from the convention of using multiple antennas for access points and routers,” said Joe Gifford, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at SkyCross. “This unique solution has attracted major OEMs and ODMs, and we are pleased to serve this market with our highly successful approach.”
iMAT has continued to demonstrate its versatility since SkyCross unveiled the technology in January 2008. The first release of products included solutions for WiMAX, WiFi, and HSPA, which were quickly integrated into winning devices such as the first USB dongle certified by the WiMAX Forum?. Most recently, SkyCross announced an ultra-low cost handset solution with Infineon that enables manufacturers to eliminate the switchplexer in their handset architecture by using a dual-feed iMAT antenna for transmit and receive.
The growing number of applications for iMAT technology is complemented by several prestigious industry awards including Fierce15, Portable Design Editor’s Choice Innovation of the Year, and EE Times Most Promising Technology Finalist.
SkyCross (www.skycross.com) is a global wireless company providing antenna solutions to the mobile phone, home entertainment, and computing industries. SkyCross provides high-performance, frequency-agile, protocol-independent antenna technology bundled with RF system-level expertise and responsive regional support. This convenient approach empowers device manufacturers to develop winning consumer electronics products and deliver them to market faster and easier. SkyCross is ISO 9001 certified and supports customers from its full-service facilities in the USA, South Korea, and China.
Coracle Group LLC for SkyCross
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