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March 12, 2009

SkyCross Adds Isolated Mode Antenna Technology to its New Product Line

SkyCross, a global wireless company providing antenna solutions to the mobile phone, home entertainment, and computing industries has reportedly applied its Isolated Mode Antenna Technology (iMAT) to a new product line for access points and routers.
iMAT, a revolutionary technology from SkyCross (News - Alert) unveiled in January 2008, enables a single antenna structure to behave like a multiple antenna structure through the use of multiple feed points. Each feed accesses the antenna as if it consisted of multiple antennas, each with high isolation, low correlation, and high per-feed antenna efficiency. The resulting improvement in antenna gain and receiver sensitivity significantly enhances device performance and network capacity.
Device manufacturers can offer high performance, multiple antenna system in any sleek device using iMAT without any infrastructure investment. A greater number of efficient devices on a network can improve the capacity and bandwidth of the entire system, according to the company.
“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.”
Various wireless device including handsets, smartphones, data cards, USB dongles, laptops, personal navigation devices, cameras, gaming devices, and more can now take advantage of advanced antenna techniques for voice, data, location, and video applications while maintaining their sleek designs.
Recently, the company 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 to transmit and receive.
iMAT technology is recognised with several prestigious industry awards including Fierce15, Portable Design Editor’s Choice Innovation of the Year, and EE Times Most Promising Technology Finalist.

Jyothi Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jyothi's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jessica Kostek

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