Samsung cooperated with Airgo to launch world's first notebook with MIMO-based WiFi. The company says MIMO is an alternative for Intel's Centrino 802.11a/b/g. MIMO will be incorporated by its Samsung X20 and later also the X25 notebook.
According to third party tests Samsung laptops with MIMO provide 8 times the speed and 13 times the coverage of Intel's latest Centrino chipset. MIMO also uses 2.1 less energy while maintaining compatibility with 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11a/g.
Airgo is the only company to conceive, develop and deliver MIMO OFDM– the technology at the core of the 802.11n next generation wireless LAN standard that sets a new performance bar for Wi-Fi customers. Airgo's True MIMO has revolutionized wireless technology by leveraging multipath– reflections of a radio signal– that for the last 100 years has been considered an impediment to radio performance.
True MIMO takes advantage of multipath, and transmits multiple signals in a single 20MHz radio channel. These two advances lead to a multiplying effect in both data rates and reliable coverage area without using any additional spectrum. True MIMO refers to the specific form of MIMO based on spatial multiplexing as defined by all major proposals for the next generation 802.11n standard.