Monday, October 6, 2014

Ethertronics unveils world’s first device integrating RF tuning switch with onboard microprocessor

SAN DIEGO, USA: On the heels of announcing successful trials of its Active Steering solution with Tier One carriers in the US and Europe, Ethertronics, a leading technology company enabling innovative antenna and RF system solutions to deliver the best connected experience, unveiled EtherChip EC459.

As the first of the EtherChip line of RF chips to enable Ethertronics’ game-changing Active Steering technology, EC459 is the world’s first device integrating high-performance RF switching and a full-featured microprocessor on a single device.

Embedded in the plug-and-play chip are Ethertronics’ proprietary algorithm, and communication and control conduits to enable Active Steering, which maximize throughput and reliability in 3G and 4G (LTE and LTE-Advanced) wireless devices. EC459 is designed for a variety of applications including wireless phones, tablets, notebooks, M2M products, the Internet of Things and other wireless devices.

“Recent trials with Tier One carriers in the US and Europe established that our Active Steering solution is capable of achieving significant spectral efficiency gains of 30 percent on LTE networks. Our new EC459 is the vehicle for delivering these major spectral efficiency gains as well as a host of other important benefits – from better connectivity to increased download speeds, an improved mobile user experience and more,” said Vahid Manian, COO of Ethertronics.

“By combining our EC459 device with an advanced Ethertronics antenna architecture, we are able to provide OEMs with an easy-to-integrate, plug-and-play solution for their devices. What this means is that OEMs don’t need to task their existing operating system or apps processor since EC459 does the job for them. Not only does EC459 help with execution and decrease time to market, but it drives a whole new era of high-performance devices providing maximum connectivity and performance.”

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