iMAT technology enables a single antenna structure to behave like multiple antennas through the use of multiple feeds for MIMO operation.
SkyCross’ award-winning iMAT technology is a patented antenna design technique that enables a single antenna structure in thin or small wireless devices to behave like multiple antennas through the use of multiple feeds for MIMO operation. Historically, it has been a challenge to arrange multiple antennas without interference from each other, particularly for small mobile devices such as smartphones, USB modems, netbooks, and others. iMAT addresses industry requirements of many next-generation protocols including LTE and WiMAX that require multiple antennas for MIMO. 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.
Any Wireless Device, Any Standard, Anytime
iMAT technology makes diversity for MIMO systems possible, even in instances where the industry had long ago decided such implementation was impossible due to space constraints. iMAT supports legacy networks and is essential for advanced protocols such as LTE, 802.11ac, and others that require diversity or MIMO. Any wireless device including smartphones, handsets, data cards, USB dongles, laptops, personal navigation devices, cameras, gaming devices, and more can now take advantage of advanced antenna solutions for voice, data, location, and video applications while maintaining their sleek designs.