Developed by the British technology startup Smart Antenna Technology laptop antenna combines the support of the following wireless standards: Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 3 g/4 g LTE and WiGig (60 Ghz). Thus, developed by scientists at Birmingham University (University of Birmingham) antenna allows you to replace five different antennas. Despite the proliferation of smartphones and tablet computers still remain validto the extent that even support their applications for mobile devices.
More details about the new development of British researchers described in a published resource sciencedaily.com article “Tiny multi-function antenna for laptops.
British technology startup was invented the world’s first multifunctional antenna for notebooks, which will save the already limited space in a compact machine.
Startup Smart Antenna Technology (SAT) was founded by Dr. Sampson Hu (Sampson Hu) in the year 2013. Scientist notes that the current antenna could not be locateddirectly next to each other, as in this case, they produce interference signals, leading to performance degradation.
Dr. Sampson Hu on the development of a new type of antennas were attracted from investors 3.3 million British pounds sterling. If the laptop has a metal casing, the antenna cannot be positioned on top of the laptop screen or motherboard, so it takesextra space.
If the antennas are placed too close together, they create interference, resulting in lower energy use and improve efficiency.
If the laptop is a metal, it is not possible to place second (additional) antenna for Wi-Fi and 3 g/4 g LTE, which could provide the function of Multi-Multi-Input Output (MIMO, “multiple input and multiple output), which allows you to increase download speed.
This problem can be overcome by scientists developed MIMO antenna which can solve two major challenges — improving at the same time and speed of data loadingand working devices on battery without recharging.
In addition, according to Dr. Sampson Hu, the structure of the new antenna, which is a single piece, also allows you to reduce the size and cost.
The second issue is if you’re using a laptop, is that when you work at the computer,his hands are on the keyboard and often interfere with one of five antennas. The design of the new aerial avoids this problem.
Dr. Sampson Hu, who hails from Guangdong Province (China), invented a system forMIMO antennas as work on obtaining the degree of doctor of philosophy at the University of Birmingham.
Startup Smart Antenna Technology in talks with Sony about making production considered antenna systems in Technology Centre (Technology Centre) company located in Wales, near Cardiff.
The invention was highly appreciated by such famous expert, Dr. Colin Tucker (ColinTucker), former Chief Engineer (CTO) and Chief Executive Officer (CTO) of businessOrange in Europe and Chapter-3, founder of the first 3 g operator in the UK.
Advantages that can get industry if wireless antenna becomes a single detail, obvious and have been discussed above.
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