Multiple Input Multiple Output
Belkin utilizes True MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) from
Airgo Networks in its Pre-N products. True MIMO is the first
technology to address the issues of coverage, speed, and
interference in larger homes and offices.
True MIMO is a smart-antenna technique that uses multiple antennas
to transmit and receive wireless signals. It reaches a step
further than other smart-antenna technologies by transmitting
multiple signals on each antenna. As a result, Belkin's Pre-N
products with True MIMO technology create a robust wireless
connection while providing a larger coverage area with the
bandwidth and quality of service needed to run advanced
applications, such as streaming video or Voice over IP (VoIP).
True MIMO is one of the underlying technologies being considered
for 802.11n, a standard in the works for the next generation of
with data transfer speeds to other MIMO devices up to 108Mbps.
Wi-Fi Certified IEEE 802.11a/b/g
multiple antennas to improve wireless performance and reliability.
The antennas themselves are 'dumb'. The 'smartness' refers to the
signal processing applied to multiple antennas.
Dimension (1D) only sending one data stream per channel
data-streams possible in the same channel (2D)