Monday, September 8, 2014

Ethertronics achieves 30 percent spectral efficiency gains in LTE carrier trials

SAN DIEGO, USA: Ethertronics, a leading technology company enabling innovative antenna and RF system solutions to deliver the best connected experience, announced that the company has completed successful trials of its Active Steering solution with Tier One carriers in the United States and Europe.

Designed to maximize throughput and reliability in 3G and 4G (LTE and LTE-Advanced) wireless devices, Ethertronics’ Active Steering solution was able to achieve significant spectral efficiency gains of 30 percent on two different LTE networks.

Active Steering is designed to address a wide range of wireless issues including capacity, emissions, device size and SAR management. Active Steering generates multiple radiation patterns from a single antenna structure, providing the benefits of multiple antennas, in a small footprint, accessible for today’s “thin” devices.

Active Steering’s proprietary algorithm samples and switches between the multiple radiation patterns, selecting the best one for that specific environment (cell edge versus near cell tower in the case of a cell phone). The technology removes the need to move your phone around in low signal areas in an attempt get a strong enough signal to connect to the network. As a result, the users benefit from better connectivity, increased download speeds and improved experience while wireless carriers benefit from increased spectral efficiency, decreasing the burden on the network.

While Active Steering is designed for implementation into small wireless devices such as smartphones, tablets and more, other tests show significant throughput improvement in larger devices such as routers.

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