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InterDigital Shrinks Smart Antennas To Fit In Phones

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Oct 13, 2004, 3:43 AM   by (staff)

InterDigital last week introduced a new smart antenna technology for mobile devices called AIM (Adaptive Interference Management), that can essentially "aim" the antenna toward signals - and away from interference - without moving the antenna itself. Similar technology is already available for tower antennas, but this is the first time such technology has been made small enough to fit in a phone. Potential benefits include improved signal strength, better battery life, and higher data rates. AIM technology is compatible with most wireless standards, including CDMA, GSM, WCDMA, Wi-Fi, and WiMax.

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Oct 13, 2004, 9:15 AM


Smart idea, when are carriers and manufacturers going to implement this?
all indications are that such product will be available in cell phones in the next 12 months.

this is very very important stuff because similar product, which generally beamform and provide diversity combining, can yield 4 to 5 db increase in signa...
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