Wireless antenna manufacturer SkyCross announced that SK Teletech has begun using its patented embedded antennas for its new wireless dual band CDMA/GPS phone. The phone is being introduced in the South Korean market this month. SkyCross and SK- Telecom have co-developed this new high performing internal antenna technology and successfully commercialized it.
As a result, SK Teletech selected SkyCross' 300-series embedded antennas for its new IM 7300 clam-shell style phone, which features a built-in high- resolution camera, color display and location-based services. The phone is one of the first clam-shell style CDMA phones available with an embedded antenna.
The SkyCross antenna provides frequency coverage in the ranges of 824-894 MHz and 1575 MHz. It offers exceptional gain, efficiency and low SAR.
The announcement comes on the heels of a $1 million investment from SK Telecom, which involves sharing SkyCross' innovative core technologies for internal antennas that are used for mobile headsets, RFID tagging, and other wireless devices. Last year, SK Telecom and SkyCross signed an agreement for SK Telecom to begin implementing SkyCross cellular, GPS and WCDMA embedded antenna solutions into several of its different phone models.
SkyCross is a Florida-based antenna company whose core technology utilizes patented Meander Line Antenna (MLA) structures that make it possible to build compact internal antennas for mobile handsets, PDAs, WiFi, satellite Digital Multi-media Broadcasting (DMB), and other applications. By using SkyCross technologies, handsets become more aesthetically appealing -- since the antenna size can be reduced in size to 2-3 centimeters -- while providing superior performance.
SK Telecom and SkyCross are already in discussions with multiple major Korean and non-Korean handset manufacturers to use SkyCross antennas in other mobile handsets and DMB devices.