Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Cavendish Kinetics announces breakthrough RF MEMS technology

IMS 2013, USA: Cavendish Kinetics, a leading provider of RF MEMS solutions for dramatically improving connectivity between wireless devices and cell towers, announced the availability of production samples of its tunable RF capacitors to key strategic partners.

Use of Cavendish Digital Variable Capacitor (DVC) technology in wireless devices enhances the user experience, differentiates phones and lowers costs for handset makers. It also improves spectral efficiency, coverage and customer retention for network operators. Potential customers include handset OEMs and ODMs and device module manufacturers.

Shipped as a chip scale package (CSP), the DVC is used to tune antennas, power amplifiers and filters to significantly improve RF connection quality and signal strength. RF tuning is widely viewed as a leading technology solution for today’s challenging LTE, LTE-A and 4G wireless standards. The Cavendish technology meets today’s stringent technical requirements while also fitting slim form factors; it is highly reliable, simple to implement and cost effective.

Cavendish high-performance, breakthrough DVC products for manufacturers of smartphones and other wireless devices will help resolve the industry’s toughest connectivity challenges. Use of internal antennas and demand for larger displays, as well as proliferating features and frequency bands, have contributed to a widening gap between actual and theoretical data rates for wireless devices.

Radio performance is reduced significantly in many cases, creating challenges for device designers and network operators and frustration for consumers. As usage of bandwidth-intensive video and interactive gaming continues to increase, the performance gap is becoming not just a technical issue, but an economic one for wireless operators.

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