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Ethertronics’ New Air InteRFace Processing System™ Technology Speeds Up Wireless Throughput by More Than 45 Percent
As the Latest Addition to Ethertronics’ Active Antenna Systems Portfolio, Patented Technique Provides Performance Benefits of Multiple Antennas from a Single Antenna Structure

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – March 20, 2012 – Ethertronics, a leading technology company enabling innovative antenna and RF solutions to deliver the best connected experience, today launched its latest technology breakthrough – Air InteRFace Processing SystemTM. Available immediately for OEM integration, Air InteRFace Processing System is a game-changing technology as it takes advantage of multipath fading to maximize both throughput and reliability in 3G and 4G cellular, as well as Wi-Fi devices.

Ethertronics’ Air InteRFace Processing System solution combines the company’s patented Isolated Magnetic Dipole™ (IMD) antenna technology with its active antenna systems approach to generate multiple radiation patterns from a single antenna structure. A patent-pending algorithm samples and switches between the radiation patterns, selecting the best one to use for the specific environment. As a result, the Air InteRFace Processing System technique can dynamically respond to changing RF conditions fast enough to minimize multipath fading and in turn increase both download speeds and connectivity.

In real-world tests, Ethertronics replaced one of the baseline antennas in a commercial Wi-Fi access point with an Air InteRFace Processing System, increasing throughput by 46 percent in areas where multipath was highest. In both office LANs and wide-area hotspot networks, the Air InteRFace Processing System technique can reduce CapEx and OpEx because a lower density of access points can still provide reliable coverage and high speeds.

Air InteRFace Processing System technology supports a wide variety of bands and air interfaces, including 3G, 4G (LTE and LTE-Advanced) and WiFi. For all applications, the Air InteRFace Processing System enables device vendors to use performance and reliability to differentiate their infrastructure, smartphones, tablets and other devices, without the additional power consumption, space, design complexity, and cost associated with MIMO implementations. Air InteRFace Processing System’s ability to dynamically sample and switch between radiation patterns make it ideal for both 3G and 4G cellular applications since it can deliver on the performance requirements for technologies like LTE, such as fast download speeds and improved connectivity, all in a single antenna structure.

“Air InteRFace Processing System is a game-changing technology for the way it maximizes wireless performance and coverage,” said Laurent Desclos, president and CEO at Ethertronics. “Through our real-world tests, we have seen a significant effect the Air InteRFace Processing System can have including faster download speeds, and we expect this same caliber of performance with cellular applications. Air InteRFace Processing System is the latest example of Ethertronics’ revolutionary approach to antennas: as Wireless InteRFace Processors™ consisting of the antennas themselves, active components, and advanced algorithms. This innovative, systems-based strategy enables wireless device designers to rapidly deploy devices with advanced technology to maximize performance and connectivity for a superior user experience.”

Ethertronics expects commercial OEM products leveraging Air InteRFace Processing System technology to hit the market in 2012.

For more information about how Air InteRFace Processing System technology works, its applications, and test results, see the “Maximizing Throughput and Coverage for WiFi and Cellular” white paper available at http://www.ethertronics.com/technology/.

About Ethertronics
Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Ethertronics is a leading provider of Wireless InteRFace Processors, which include innovative antenna and RF solutions to deliver the best connected experience for operators, OEMs, and consumers. The company is established in designing and manufacturing high-performance embedded antenna solutions supporting a wide range of applications. Ethertronics’ patented Isolated Magnetic Dipole™ (IMD) technology has a legacy as a strong foundation for passive, as well as active antenna system designs. Ethertronics’ technology has been selected by major customers with worldwide annual shipments over 200 million annually. Ethertronics maintains a global network of design centers and manufacturing operations.
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