SuperShape Antenna Technology Improves Wi-Fi, GPS and Cellular Performance

Antenna Company announced the availability of new high performance antenna technologies and systems for a wide variety of applications including both indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi, connected home, mobile computing, telematics and IoT applications. Their patented SuperShape technology improves gain, efficiency, isolation, and coverage versus conventional embedded antenna designs on the market. Independent benchmark tests have shown SuperShape antennas to increase range and throughput by 50 to 100% in both line of sight and non-line of sight test conditions. Using their proprietary dielectric resonator design approach, the shape and size of the antennas can be tailored to meet custom demands of performance, system integration and cost. The SuperShape antennas are optimized for system-level performance and can be applied over a wide frequency range to boost the performance of both existing and emerging wireless technologies.

For indoor Wi-Fi applications, high performance antennas provide superior radiation characteristics with greater efficiency and gain compared to conventional antennas. They offer optimized dual-band and single band antenna systems for compact, embedded designs which require high levels of isolation between multiple antennas. Optimized reference designs are available for 802.11ac MIMO or Multi-User MIMO system configurations ranging from 2×2 up to 8×8, delivering gigabit wireless performance.

For outdoor Wi-Fi applications, the SuperShape directional Wi-Fi antennas enable compact, high gain, high performance antenna arrays designed for harsh outdoor conditions - while outperforming larger micro-strip array solutions. Their outdoor products are well-suited for wireless backhaul, high density metropolitan, and stadium deployments as well as 3G/4G network offload applications.

For Smart Home & Connected Home applications, they have developed embedded low-loss antenna designs for integration into set top box and other connected home devices, extending the reach of streaming HD content throughout the home. Solutions for low data rate sensor applications are also available to provide connectivity for IoT devices requiring extended range, low battery life and small form factor. They have also developed compact designs optimized for use in laptop computers and other mobile computing devices. In addition to improvement in MIMO Wi-Fi performance, these new antenna designs can be 40% smaller than competing designs which frees up space for integration of other wireless technologies, such as LTE or 60 GHz.

Antenna Company has also developed extremely robust multi-band antenna solutions for telematics applications which require global satellite tracking and cellular connectivity.