|[February 23, 2014]
SkyCross Introduces World's First 4X4 MIMO Solution for Smartphones Achieving New LTE-A Speed Record of Almost 600Mbps
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
a global innovator of RF solutions for mobile devices, today announced a
new line of LTE (News - Alert) antennas that achieve data rates approaching 600Mbps,
more than 3X faster than the throughput of today's LTE mobile networks
and devices. This first of its kind breakthrough sets new throughput
records while employing commercially-available products and technology.
Previously thought of as unachievable, SkyCross's (News - Alert) Dual iMAT technology
allows four or more antennas to compactly fit into a smartphone form
factor, while maintaining sufficient isolation to enable 4X4 MIMO
(multiple input multiple output). The classic technique of separating
antennas spatially (i.e., putting distance between antennas) has
prohibited this given the limited size of mobile handsets.
"SkyCross has developed a unique antenna solution for 4X4 MIMO that both
solves the spatial issue of fitting numerous antennas into a small form
factor with sufficient isolation, but also drastically improves data
rates and overall performance," said Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, Chief
Technology Officer at Deutsche Telekom (News - Alert). Deutsche Telekom announced it
has employed SkyCross's Dual iMAT 4X4 MIMO products in its latest field
testing with very positive results.
Last Friday, Deutsche Telekom released
the results of the field test in the German market highlighting their
Achieved 580Mbps peak speed and ultimate cell edge performance with
the ew antenna technology on a live LTE network environment.
Revealed the first commercially-viable 4X4 smartphone antenna from
SkyCross, showcasing the antenna's robustness in orientation,
indoor/outdoor usage, line of sight or non-line of sight usage, or
proximity to tower.
Demonstrated the capability to combine LTE-A 4X4 MIMO and carrier
aggregation to deliver the best-in-class user experience in most
spectrally efficient way.
"Field testing by Deutsche Telekom and SkyCross validates that 4X4 MIMO
implementation is possible in a handset form factor, without sacrificing
MIMO effectiveness," said Joe Madden, principal analyst for Mobile
Experts. "This new approach by SkyCross takes antenna modeling and
design to a new level. It's not just bent metal anymore. With extremely
advanced modeling, SkyCross appears to have a way to solve the
multi-dimensional challenge of small size, multi-band MIMO antennas."
SkyCross's Dual iMAT technology achieves this performance breakthrough
through a combination of 4X4 MIMO and dual band carrier aggregation.
Whether for a single band of LTE, two bands of LTE with carrier
aggregation, or even recently announced 3-band carrier aggregation, 4X4
MIMO can significantly enhance performance by almost 2X.
"SkyCross has delivered the world's first 4X4 MIMO solution for LTE,"
said John Marshall (News - Alert), Chief Marketing Officer of SkyCross. "In solving the
isolation challenge of 4X4 MIMO, SkyCross's Dual iMAT technology
delivers unprecedented data rates, greater coverage, increased
reliability and lower costs, all while improving spectral efficiency and
allowing operators to maximize the performance on their infrastructure."
Benefits to consumers and industry partners include:
Mobile operators: New revenue-generating services based on the
capability of streaming at data rates up to 580Mbps, not to mention
improved network capacity and fewer dropped calls.
Handset manufacturers: New handsets with service differentiation
given that they significantly outperform competitive products.
Consumers: Faster data and streaming video, with better range -
anywhere, not just close range to towers or near WiFi hotspots.
With early analyst forecasts in the range of 300 million incremental 4X4
MIMO-enabled mobile devices in the next five years, 4X4 MIMO could
contribute well over $1 billion to the ecosystem in infrastructure,
mobile devices and services. SkyCross is exploring partnership
opportunities with operators and leading technology companies, and is
making available its 4X4 MIMO development kit in support.
To meet with SkyCross at Mobile World Congress (News - Alert), February 24-27 or later,
or to learn more about SkyCross solutions, please email SkyCross's
business contact below.
SkyCross is a leading global designer and manufacturer of advanced
antenna and RF solutions. SkyCross offers complete consultative RF
design services and antenna solutions ranging from integrated modules,
to traditional and advanced antenna solutions, to reference designs for
advanced antenna and integrated RFFE solutions. Its consultative RF
design process combines industry-leading technology expertise with
highly-experienced engineering to enable next-generation wireless
solutions for mobile and connectivity applications.
The company is headquartered in San Jose, California, with full-service
manufacturing facilities in South Korea and Greater China. Additional
information is available at http://www.skycross.com/.
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