Laird Technologies Releases New Dual-Band MIMO Internal Antenna that Optimizes 802.11n System Performance

Published on February 16, 2009

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St. Louis, Missouri, USA – February 16, 2009 – Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of customized, performance-critical components for wireless systems and other advanced electronics applications, today announced the availability of its new SM24513P3 Dual-Band MIMO Internal Antenna. 

Specifically designed to enhance the latest generation of Wireless LAN (WLAN) technology systems, the SM24513P3 embedded antenna makes use of MIMO technology in which multiple wireless transmitters and receivers operate simultaneously.  This new ‘N’ generation of 802.11 provides much greater data throughput rates than the previous 802.11a/b/g standards.  Few dual-band antennas are currently available for 802.11n MIMO applications; however, Laird Technologies’ new internal antenna expands and broadens its MIMO antenna product portfolio.

Designed using Laird Technologies’ proprietary RF optimization tools, the SM24513P3 dual band MIMO internal antenna packs three high-performance antennas onto one PC board assembly for internal connection to a MIMO radio.  Integration into a housing containing a MIMO radio is made easy by micro coax cables that are an integral part of the antenna assembly. 

The size, gain, and beam pattern of the antenna makes it ideal for indoor WLAN applications in either the 2.4-2.5 GHz or 5.1-5.9 GHz band.  This allows OEMs and systems integrators to offer a high-performance and cost-effective built-in MIMO antenna solution for many common WLAN applications, including hospitals, schools and campuses, transport terminals, and other business enterprises.

Radiation patterns are uniform and symmetrical, providing high-level signal density into defined coverage zones, greatly enhancing the performance of 802.11n systems.  The dual-band frequency coverage means this antenna can be deployed with any MIMO radio operating in the 2.4-2.5 GHz and 5.1-5.9 GHz bands

The SM24513P3 operates over a temperature range of -30° to +65°C and incorporates polarization diversity that increases data throughput in multipath environments.

Laird Technologies’ multi-element antennas are designed for a high degree of internal RF isolation between each of its antenna elements – a critical factor in MIMO systems. 

These RoHS-compliant antennas are available with a wide choice of connector and board configurations, as well as customized versions to fit a variety of OEM housings.

About Laird Technologies, Inc.

Laird Technologies designs and supplies customized, performance-critical products for wireless and other advanced electronics applications.

The company is a global market leader in the design and supply of electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, thermal management products, mechanical actuation systems, signal integrity components, and wireless antennae solutions, as well as radio frequency (RF) modules and systems. 

Custom products are supplied to all sectors of the electronics industry including the handset, telecommunications, data transfer and information technology, automotive, aerospace, defense, consumer, medical, and industrial markets.

Laird Technologies, a unit of Laird PLC, employs over 10,000 employees in more than 38 facilities located in 14 countries.

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