SAN JOSE, Calif.--SkyCross, a leading global designer and manufacturer of advanced RF solutions, announced today that its iMAT™ (Isolated Mode Antenna Technology) 4X4 MIMO (multiple input multiple output) antennas have been incorporated by Intel® as part of the standard design of its ANYWAN™ GRX350/550/750 Home Gateway platforms. Intel’s standard design utilizes 4 iMAT antennas, which replace 8 antennas in the prior design, while providing a 30% increase in download speed.
“We are excited to see how iMAT technology will help with our platforms’ throughput performance,” stated Chris Yu, Sr. Hardware Director of Intel. “And with the benefit of reducing antenna quantities, our customers now have more freedom on the ID design.”
“Our iMAT antenna is proven to provide better performance in head-to-head comparisons,” stated Dr. Youngmin Jo, CTO of SkyCross. “And with iMAT technology, we can now significantly reduce the space needed for antennas in small form factor devices. Home Gateway platform adaptors can easily integrate iMAT antennas to support the complex 4x4 environment.”
SkyCross’ advanced iMAT antennas and solutions have been available since 2014 and have been deployed commercially in more than ten million smart devices. iMAT technology has been actively tested and validated on several operator networks globally.
SkyCross Dual iMAT Technology
SkyCross Dual iMAT technology eliminates interference between closely spaced antennas. It allows four 4X4 MIMO antennas to compactly fit into a smartphone, tablet, or ultrabook/PC form factor, with the same or better performance provided by widely spaced traditional antennas.
SkyCross’ patented iMAT technology allows product designers to locate multiple 4G LTE MIMO or multi-band Wi-Fi antennas in close proximity while still achieving the high isolation/low correlation needed for MIMO architectures. Although the multiple antennas are closely co-located and operate on the same frequency at the same time, iMAT technology eliminates the performance issues associated with mutual coupling and high pattern correlation coefficient that occurs when traditional antennas are closely spaced.
SkyCross is a leading global designer and manufacturer of advanced 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. SkyCross’ RF engineering team works with customers during the product design phase to develop products that offer exceptional transfer speeds in a compact footprint.
The company is headquartered in San Jose, California, with full-service manufacturing facilities in South Korea and Greater China. For further information on how iMAT can improve your product performance, email iMAT@SkyCross.com.