MAXIMUM MIMO PERFORMANCE – mimoMAX™ 2.0
mimoMAX is the unique and powerful patented technology at the heart of Sequans’ WiMAX semiconductor solutions. mimoMAX combines a high-efficiency maximum likelihood MIMO decoder on the downlink with dual independent transmit channels on the uplink. With two uplink channels, mobile WiMAX devices can combine the output power of the two transmitters and immediately realize a 3 dB gain, significantly improving range and throughput. And now, mimoMAX 2.0 adds a powerful new algorithm, 2Tx Closed Loop Diversity (2T CLD) that further improves the performance of the uplink by adding diversity gains of up to 2.5 dB, for an amazing 5.5 dB overall gain.
Sequans’ foresight in delivering 2Tx on the uplink is benefiting the entire industry
Sequans was the first and is still the only WiMAX chipmaker to provide 2Tx and it was developed because of Sequans’ foresight that maximizing the performance of WiMAX systems on the uplink would become extremely important in ensuring cost-effective WiMAX deployment. This day has arrived and today, as the WiMAX industry is maturing and network deployments are increasing around the world, Sequans’ mimoMAX innovation is enabling operators to get more value out of their WiMAX networks and to dramatically improve their business cases. 2Tx and 2T CLD improves performance of WiMAX systems so much that network operators can reduce their infrastructure costs by nearly 50 percent.
Sequans 2Tx solution is 100 percent compatible with existing base stations
Network operators do not need to upgrade existing base stations to realize the benefits of 2Tx technology. Sequans’ patented closed-loop diversity algorithm is 100 percent compatible with existing base stations, giving operators the benefits of increased coverage and lower infrastructure costs without any incremental capital expense. Implementing 2T-CLD in mobile devices delivers a 26 percent improvement in coverage and a 37 percent reduction in number of required base stations. When uplink MIMO is implemented on the device, further gains can be realized by implementing STC (space time coding) at the base station, which delivers a 37 percent improvement in coverage and a 47 percent reduction in base stations.
Sequans 2T-CLD solution outperforms single Tx solutions in every situation
All WiMAX devices have two antennas, but only Sequans with 2Tx enables operators and equipment manufactures to fully exploit this capability. Primitive single Tx solutions that can only provide single Tx switched diversity do not measure up to Sequans 2Tx full diversity solution and the ability of 2T CLD to dynamically select the best diversity for any channel environment. Sequans 2Tx solution is truly innovative. It employs a set of techniques that are capable of supporting multiple diversity options. It can support single Tx switched diversity designs, if desired, and can also support much higher performing full diversity (through its 2Tx closed loop diversity algorithm), MIMO A, MIMO B and future 2Tx innovations—it is future proof.
MimoMAX 2.0, the WiMAX industry’s most advanced technology delivers:
- Maximum likelihood MIMO decoder for superior downlink performance
- 2Tx with 2T CLD, the industry’s most highly effective uplink solution
- outperforms single Tx switched diversity solutions in every situation
- delivers adaptive full diversity and 3 dB extra output power for 5.5dB overall gain.
- provides significant cost and performance benefits for all types of products
- 30 percent improved coverage for USB dongles
- higher performance and simpler, low cost design for CPE