The EtherChip EC482 has been specifically designed for Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) 5 GHz and WiFi applications, with superior single- and multi-antenna performance at frequencies even beyond the WiFi high-band. Ultra-fast RF switching seamlessly supports WiFi air interface protocols. Very low off capacitance provides ample control in switching reactances at high WiFi frequencies. Embedded in the EC482 are Ethertronics&rsquo proprietary algorithm and communication and control conduits to enable Active Steering for WiFi applications. Ethertronics&rsquo worldwide applications team can easily integrate EC482 into a variety of products, including access points, set-top boxes, WiFi clients, WiFi extenders, wearables and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
Ethertronics&rsquo Active Steering technology generates multiple radiation patterns from a single antenna structure. EC482 enables Ethertronics&rsquo Active Steering &ldquobeam steering&rdquo technique from a wireless device by monitoring RF link performance, and through a combination of closed loop and predictive algorithms, optimally selects the antenna radiation pattern that provides the best RF link performance.