4G LTE’s growing popularity poses a challenge for wireless device makers – consumers want light, thin phones, but 4G LTE devices require MIMO (multiple LTE antennas) and must operate within various standards (2G, 2.5G, 3G, LTE and Wi-Fi). To address these challenges, leading global OEMs and mobile operators are equipping their devices with SkyCross’ compact, tunable antenna solutions. In addition to delivering increased coverage, improved battery capacity, and fewer dropped calls, SkyCross’ advanced antenna systems are perfectly suited to address tightening carrier performance expectations for multi-band advanced 4G LTE devices.
A single tunable SkyCross antenna can: behave like multiple antennas by isolating signals with pattern diversity, which eliminates the need to separate antennas within the device; provide broader performance across 12+ operating frequency bands, which helps with emerging carrier aggregation needs and roaming; and provide best performance by precisely selecting frequencies via aperture tuning and then tuning within band using match network tuning. At just 1/4 the size of conventional antennas, SkyCross’ revolutionary tunable antennas enable thinner, lighter mobile devices, and are more cost-effective than multiple antennas.