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references have been accomplished to date. Ether 1.3.1 can support 2G, 3G and 4G mobile device designs. Equally important, this solution can support any number of mobile device form factors. "Mobile operators are spending billions on network upgrades to deliver multi-megabit speeds, but devices with poorly designed antenna systems undermine those investments by delivering performance that doesn't live up to customer expectations," said Barry Matsumori, chief marketing and strategy officer at Ethertronics. "Ether 1.3.1 enables device vendors to build smartphones and tablets that can work around whatever the environment throws at them, and still provides a consistently reliable, high-performance user experience."
Ethertronics has launched Ether 1.3.1, an Adaptive Antenna solution. Now ready for integration in smartphones or other classes of phones, Ether 1.3.1 offers a 50 percent reduction in antenna volume, yet maintain compliant performance. Obtaining design flexibility is paramount in realizing a rapid Time to Market (TTM). Ether 1.3.1 allows more degrees of freedom in the antenna structure design through the use of active impedance matching techniques. Not only can smaller volume antennas be achieved, but Ether 1.3.1 can be used to achieve compliance as the antenna system can be dynamically tuned for known challenge areas in specification compliance. Ether 1.3.1 is ready for commercial deployment. Several design
Ethertronics' Ether 1.3.1 Antenna Technology Significantly Enhances Design Flexibility
Pulse Electronics Corp., a provider of electronic components, has introduced its new laser direct structuring (LDS) antenna lasering process for antenna parts, which are too long or large to fit well in conventional laser machines. Pulse Electronic's lasering process saves as much as 30 percent over manufacturing done with previous LDS lasering machines, making LDS antennas cost competitive alternatives for laptop computers, tablets and notebooks. "In Pulse, the development of manufacturing technology has always been of major importance in enabling new designs and solutions, which materialize into attractive and high performing products," said Esa Kalistaja, engineering manager, Pulse Electronics Mobile Division. "High RF performance 3Dshaped antennas are increasingly needed to gain ever smaller and thinner mobile devices, especially in the desired round shapes. Pulse's efforts in manufacturing technology reinforce the translation of in-house RF and design expertise to costeffective LDS antennas, which offer many benefits over other antenna solutions." Development of Pulse Electronics' new lasering concept is based on LPKF Laser & Electronics' new Fusion 3D 1100 laser machine, which is adapted with a Pulse-designed and manufactured part handling system. This newly developed system is more capable of lasering long, large or complex parts. The process has less design and dimensional limitations, yet still meets production efficiency. Pulse also manufactures cable assemblies that can be directly connected to all solderable materials, which is more cost effective than using connectors. With the RF performance benefits of LDS, this new process makes LDS antennas viable for the tablet and laptop market.
Pulse Electronics Offers a Cost-Effective LDS Antenna Manufacturing Process
ANTENNA SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY FALL 2011
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Antenna Systems & Technology - Fall 2011
Planning of Advanced Wireless Systems
Selectable Multi-Beam Smart Antennas
AISG OOK Modem Implementations
Antenna Systems 2011: Conference Preview
Test & Measurement
Marketplace, Advertising Index & Calendar of Events
Antenna Systems & Technology - Fall 2011