mmWave Antennas Based on Plasma Silicon Technology Provide Multi-Gigabit Connections in Consumer Devices

Plasma Antennas, the inventors of plasma silicon technology, have released a new mmWave Plasma Silicon Antenna (PSiAN) for use in smartphones and other consumer electronics. The new antenna delivers high throughput with low-latency and utilizes directional beams that generate less interference and maximize energy efficiency.

As wirelessly connected consumer electronics increase in complexity, they demand greater capacity and throughput for their short range connectivity. millimeter wave (mmWave) wireless technology is one solution that meet these requirements. The introduction of millimeter wave connectivity for smartphones and other mobile devices faces significant problems as the signals are easily blocked by fingers, hands, heads and bodies. Plasma Antennas’ patented Plasma Silicon technology has a range of unique properties that mitigate these effects.

When used in combination with distributed radiating elements, Plasma Silicon Devices (PSiD’s) can be used as a combination switch and beam former to utilize only elements that are able to receive and transmit line of sight or reflected signal. The result is, whether held in the left or right hand, against the users head, in portrait for video calls, surfing and email, in landscape for video, and even with both hands, for gaming the system will cope and continue to provide the low latency and high throughput necessary for realistic AR/MR/VR, 3D gaming and similar demanding applications.

Plasma Silicon Antenna (PSiAN) are steerable and dynamically reconfigurable and use low power with a tiny footprint (10mm at 28GHz). The beams are formed and steered from a single device eliminating phase shifters and reducing computation with no need for calibration. The technology also boasts very low loss reducing and consolidating amplification.

Plasma Antennas recently modeled Plasma Silicon corner antennas as replacements for array modules for device manufacturing customers and their silicon suppliers. This approach closely represented the publicly available solutions from Qualcomm and Samsung for which there are many handling scenarios that would block the antennas. The array Plasma Antennas now proposed solve these problems and brings the intrinsic qualities of Plasma Silicon.

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