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Learn How without Smart Antenna Technology, WiMAX and WLAN Applications Are Unable to Reach Their Natural Potential.

DUBLIN,Ireland -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c40028) has announced the addition of "Smart Antenna Controller Trends Report" to their offering.

This report includes a complete assessment of the Smart Antenna, MIMO, Diversity, and Adaptive Antenna Markets as the changing requirements drive microcontroller developments. It is written both for component-level companies and end-product companies who are in the process of evaluating the Smart Antenna Market and the MIMO technology arena. Particular attention to the requirements which Smart Antenna technology development are placing on microcontrollers and associated IC components.

The report includes global & regional market trends & forecasts, regulatory issues, standards development, economic effects, and strategic developments.

Smart Antennas have been around for decades, but today they are in the process of getting even smarter. For the past ten-plus years, and with the development of multiple antennas for transmission and reception, known also as space-time communication, Smart Antenna technology has become a serious research and development arena. It is a branch of wireless communications that makes use of the 'space dimension' (i.e. antennas) along with the traditional time dimension in modulation and coding at the transmitter, and demodulation and decoding at the receiver in order to improve the performance of wireless links. Today companies in the US, Japan, and Europe are in high gear to take advantage of the benefits that smart antennas promise.

With increasing adoption of wireless access and wireless service on the part of the consumer, the imminence of pervasive 3G service (UMTS and CDMA2000) , 4G already more than a concept, and diminishing available spectrum have combined to make smart antenna technology essential. Already in use in combination with cell phones, television, and in industrial applications, smart antennas are no longer a choice, but a necessity for the industrialized world. It is clear, for example, that without smart antenna technology WiMAX and WLAN applications are unable to reach their natural potential.

Smart antenna technology has the capability to extend the range and increase efficiency of communications for nearly every wireless communications technology and protocol with perhaps the practical exception of Ultrawideband.

FCC As A Driving Force for Smart Antenna Development

The impetus for the FCC's urge for spectral efficiencies with smart antennas and cognitive radio schemes is the need to provide the government with increased spectrum availability and improved operator economy. The evolution and development of Smart Antennas have been driven by economics.

SiBeam: The Next ArrayComm?

Developments in smart antenna markets over the last 6 months that have had the most impact have been the rise to power of ArrayComm, an event predicted by our analysis of its intense and unerring drive to develop intellectual property, and the emergence of SiBeam.

SiBeam is a newly-founded company stuffed to the gills with highly-educated and well-connected professionals. The press SiBeam has received qualifies it as a wireless chip company, however once a bit more background research is performed on the company and its founders, it becomes apparent that the company has a very large play in the smart antenna market. In fact, SiBeam may be one of the few companies to attempt a cost-effective implementation of a true adaptive smart antenna as envisioned by Dick Roy in the 1970's. Given the company's significant activity in the IEEE 802.16e working group through a graduate student, developing much of the technology whose advisor is SiBeam's Chairman of the Board, it is likely that the company will have a mobile consumer market focus. This hypothesis is strengthened by the background of many of the company principals: Appairent Technologies (a Kodak /Motorola spin-off), 2Wire, Broadcom, and others.

Available technical antenna theory describing SiBeam implementation bears strong similarity to original Dick Roy patents and US Army research. Given Dick Roy's background as one of the founders of ArrayComm, SiBeam may be in for a rocky start.

Smart Antenna Market Penetration Model

Unlike UWB, ZigBee, and Bluetooth which still developing protocols and adapting to market niches, Smart Antenna technology is moving directly into maturing markets that are ready and waiting to imbibe add-on features to existing products. As such Smart Antennas technology offers a second revenue wave in the channel that is already under a company's command, with an established presence in a matured segment that is experiencing declining margins.

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c40028

Learn How Without Smart Antenna Technology, WiMAX and WLAN Applications Are Unable to Reach their Natural Potential

Dublin - Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c40028) has announced the addition of "Smart Antenna Controller Trends Report" to their offering.

This report includes a complete assessment of the Smart Antenna, MIMO, Diversity, and Adaptive Antenna Markets as the changing requirements drive microcontroller developments. It is written both for component-level companies and end-product companies who are in the process of evaluating the Smart Antenna Market and the MIMO technology arena. Particular attention to the requirements which Smart Antenna technology development are placing on microcontrollers and associated IC components.

The report includes global & regional market trends & forecasts, regulatory issues, standards development, economic effects, and strategic developments.

Smart Antennas have been around for decades, but today they are in the process of getting even smarter. For the past ten-plus years, and with the development of multiple antennas for transmission and reception, known also as space-time communication, Smart Antenna technology has become a serious research and development arena. It is a branch of wireless communications that makes use of the 'space dimension' (i.e. antennas) along with the traditional time dimension in modulation and coding at the transmitter, and demodulation and decoding at the receiver in order to improve the performance of wireless links. Today companies in the US, Japan, and Europe are in high gear to take advantage of the benefits that smart antennas promise.

With increasing adoption of wireless access and wireless service on the part of the consumer, the imminence of pervasive 3G service (UMTS and CDMA2000) , 4G already more than a concept, and diminishing available spectrum have combined to make smart antenna technology essential. Already in use in combination with cell phones, television, and in industrial applications, smart antennas are no longer a choice, but a necessity for the industrialized world. It is clear, for example, that without smart antenna technology WiMAX and WLAN applications are unable to reach their natural potential.

Smart antenna technology has the capability to extend the range and increase efficiency of communications for nearly every wireless communications technology and protocol with perhaps the practical exception of Ultrawideband.

FCC As A Driving Force for Smart Antenna Development

The impetus for the FCC's urge for spectral efficiencies with smart antennas and cognitive radio schemes is the need to provide the government with increased spectrum availability and improved operator economy. The evolution and development of Smart Antennas have been driven by economics.

SiBeam: The Next ArrayComm?

Developments in smart antenna markets over the last 6 months that have had the most impact have been the rise to power of ArrayComm, an event predicted by our analysis of its intense and unerring drive to develop intellectual property, and the emergence of SiBeam.

SiBeam is a newly-founded company stuffed to the gills with highly-educated and well-connected professionals. The press SiBeam has received qualifies it as a wireless chip company, however once a bit more background research is performed on the company and its founders, it becomes apparent that the company has a very large play in the smart antenna market. In fact, SiBeam may be one of the few companies to attempt a cost-effective implementation of a true adaptive smart antenna as envisioned by Dick Roy in the 1970's. Given the company's significant activity in the IEEE 802.16e working group through a graduate student, developing much of the technology whose advisor is SiBeam's Chairman of the Board, it is likely that the company will have a mobile consumer market focus. This hypothesis is strengthened by the background of many of the company principals: Appairent Technologies (a Kodak /Motorola spin-off), 2Wire, Broadcom, and others.

Available technical antenna theory describing SiBeam implementation bears strong similarity to original Dick Roy patents and US Army research. Given Dick Roy's background as one of the founders of ArrayComm, SiBeam may be in for a rocky start.

Smart Antenna Market Penetration Model

Unlike UWB, ZigBee, and Bluetooth which still developing protocols and adapting to market niches, Smart Antenna technology is moving directly into maturing markets that are ready and waiting to imbibe add-on features to existing products. As such Smart Antennas technology offers a second revenue wave in the channel that is already under a company's command, with an established presence in a matured segment that is experiencing declining margins.

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c40028
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