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What is a MIMO Antenna?

What is a MIMO Antenna?

Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) antennas have two or more antennas in a single physical package and are designed for use in IEEE 802.11n/ac Wi-Fi networks. The antennas are housed inside a single antenna enclosure, so from the outside it looks like a single antenna. By utilizing multiple antennas, data throughput, speed and range are increased compared to a single antenna using the same radio transmit power, such as the older 802.11B/G standard. MIMO antennas improve link reliability and experience less fading than a single antenna system. By transmitting multiple data streams at the same time, wireless capacity is increased.

MIMO technology uses multipath (when wireless signals “bounce” off of objects and arrive at the receiver at different times) to improve wireless performance. MIMO technology takes a single data stream and breaks it down into several separate data streams and sends it out over multiple antennas. This technique provides redundancy. The receiving MIMO antenna will “look” at each stream being sent to determine the strongest one to choose.

GNS Wireless offers MIMO antennas in the following frequencies 2.4 GHz, 2.4/5.8 GHz, 3.5 GHz, 4.9/5.8 GHz, 5.8GHz. For more information please contact us at 516-214-0321.