[Gta04-owner] New antenna for 4G/3G/GSM

Flemming Richter Mikkelsen quatrox at gmail.com
Tue Oct 9 21:06:29 CEST 2012


On Oct 9, 2012 4:26 PM, "Bob Ham" <rah at settrans.net> wrote:
>
> On Tue, 9 Oct 2012 15:58:13 +0200, Flemming Richter Mikkelsen
> <quatrox at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Oct 9, 2012 1:22 PM, "Bob Ham" <rah at settrans.net> wrote:
> >> On Tue, 9 Oct 2012 08:45:36 +0200, "Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller"
> <hns at goldelico.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> >> I found the following article (in Dutch, but perhaps an English
> >> >> version can be found from its source) about a new antenna that's
> been
> >> >> developed for new mobile communication:
> >>
> >> > Here is the english press release:
> >> >
> >> >       <http://www.sofant.com/news2012100301.php>
> >> >
> >> > Let's keep an eye on it for future GTA0x devices!
> >>
> >> Fascinating technology but these lines doused my excitement somewhat:
> >>
> >> "Sofant has integrated three core technologies to create the world's
> >> smallest smart antenna.  The family of two designs comprise the tunable
> >> RF
> >> MEMS modules and Sofant Intelligent Software. The technologies can be
> >> licensed individually or as a single smart micro antenna system."
> >>
> >> It looks like the antenna requires proprietary software :-/
> >
> > Or maybe they mean license for manufacturing the antennas.
>
> "Sofant realises smart and software driven antenna and RF solutions for
> mobile devices. The technology allows the antenna to be miniaturized as
> well as being intelligent through the power of Sofant Intelligent Software
> (SISTM), SGATM antenna designs, SUMTM switches and proprietary
algorithms."
>
> -- http://www.sofant.com/tech.php
>
> "software driven antenna" and "proprietary algorithms" :-/

Sorry.  I didn't read proper before I replied.
Now the only question is whether or not the software can be looked at as
firmware.  But since the antenna is so small, I doubt it.
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