Antenna Combines WLAN, Cellular, GPS
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In a breakthrough that indicates the shape of things to come, SkyCross Inc. said Tuesday that it has developed a single embedded antenna that supports cellular, GPS and wireless local area network (WLAN) applications.
The company said the initial version of the antenna supports 800 MHz cellular, 1575 MHz GPS, 1900 MHz PCS and 802.11b WLAN. It is designed to be embedded into mobile devices that combine all those functionalities.
The company claimed that the antenna performs as well or better than other antennas that only support single functions and will make it easier for device vendors to create smaller devices.
Aimed at the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) market, the company provided no information about pricing.