Fractus reaches 50th patent family milestone
"Fractus' 50th patent family reinforces our position as the foremost innovator and developer in the field of fractal antennas and a world leader in antenna technology," said Fractus CTO, Dr. Carles Puente. "It also continues our consolidation as an IP-based company with a strong focus on innovation and R&D." The management of multimedia content and the provision of high-speed data processing are some of the characteristics of a new generation of mobile wireless devices that will become something far beyond the conventional cellphone. The challenge is to pack this functionality into small, slim devices while maintaining efficient wireless communications together with minimum power consumption and maximum battery life.
By specifically shaping some of the geometric characteristics of antennas to enable these developments, Fractus is contributing to the feasibility and success of MFWD. "With new services being constantly launched, the ability to easily and quickly integrate them into tiny and stylish wireless devices becomes increasingly important. This ground-breaking MFWD technology will help antenna designers to address the challenge of integrating multiple services into increasingly smaller appliances, enabling the development of tomorrow’s wireless devices," Dr. Puente added.
Fractus miniature and multi-band antennas use the unique properties of fractal geometries, delivering high performance antennas that are cost-effective and easy to integrate using existing manufacturing and assembly technologies. Fifteen percent of Fractus employees hold a PhD and 60 per cent are telecoms engineers. Fractus team has published over 50 IEEE papers and spoken at dozens of international conferences on the latest advances in mobile device and base station antenna technologies.
Companies employing Fractus antennas in their devices include global leaders such as Samsung, Sagem, CSR, Atheros Communications, NXP Semiconductors and Siemens.
Fractus designs and manufactures miniature and multi-band antennas for wireless applications that are easy to integrate, cost-effective and provide high performance. Using the unique space-filling and multi-level properties of fractals, Fractus antennas are used in mobile phones, wireless consumer electronics using Bluetooth, WLAN and UWB, and base stations. Fractus has a significant intellectual property portfolio with 42 patent families. Its technology is applied globally in Samsung, Sagem, ST Microelectronics, Atheros Communications, CSR and Philips Semiconductors devices. For more information please visit www.fractus.com.