nubia Adopts Cavendish Kinetics’ SmarTune™ Antenna Tuning Solution for Its New Z7 LTE Smartphone

SmarTuneBoosts Data Rates, Improves Network Connections and Lowers Power Consumption

SAN JOSE, Calif. & BEIJING--()--Cavendish Kinetics, a provider of high-performance RF tuning solutions for mobile devices, and nubia, the premium smartphone brand of ZTE Corporation, announced today that nubia’s new Z7 includes a 3rd Generation smart antenna that is powered by Cavendish Kinetics’ revolutionary SmarTune antenna tuning solution.

“The nubia Z7 smartphone is the most innovative design on the market,” said Ni Fei, CEO of nubia. “One of these innovations is the use of Cavendish Kinetics’ SmarTune antenna tuning solution, which allowed our designers to enable the radio performance of our flagship smartphone to deliver unparalleled data rates and battery life.”

nubia’s Z7 flagship boasts a thin, metal unibody and rich 5.5-inch HD display and also supports all LTE/3G/2G bands in China, spanning frequencies from 850MHz all the way to 2.7GHz. In order to be able to support this band-plan within the constraints of its ultra-thin metal-frame design, nubia chose Cavendish’s SmarTune antenna tuning solution because of its unique ability to improve the signal strength, increase data throughput, and extend the battery life of the device.

“Our revolutionary SmarTune antenna tuning solution controls the electrical characteristics of the antenna and optimizes its performance by shifting its resonating frequency, so that it is always optimally matched to the operating frequency,” said Paul Dal Santo, CEO of Cavendish Kinetics. “This enabled nubia to design its Z7 flagship with a smaller antenna while achieving a level of radio performance previously reserved for much larger structures. With our new SmarTune solutions, antenna designers no longer have to compromise between size and performance.”

SmarTune antenna tuning solutions are based on Cavendish’s revolutionary MEMS SmarTuners, which provide an industry-leading ‘Quality-Factor’ (>200), have near zero insertion loss, and enable antennas to tune across all LTE frequencies. Cavendish’s SmarTuners have proven their accuracy and reliability in over 50 billion cycles of testing. In addition, the SmarTuners are only 2 mm2 in size and do not require other components, which makes them easy to implement.

About Cavendish Kinetics

Cavendish Kinetics (www.cavendish-kinetics.com) is the leading provider of high-performance RF tuning solutions for mobile devices in the global wireless industry. Cavendish’s SmarTuners have been qualified beyond 50 billion cycles and are shipping in volume since 2014. Cavendish Kinetics has offices in San Jose, CA; Korea; Taiwan; China; and the Netherlands.

About nubia

nubia is the premium smartphone brand of ZTE Corporation (HKSE 0763.HK). It was launched in October 2012. ZTE Corporation is a globally leading provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions. nubia is focused on high-end open markets, with development around the world and is favored by consumers through its differentiation on concept, design, price, advertisement, and service.

Contacts

Cavendish Contact:
Lars Johnsson, VP Product Marketing
+1-408-480-8520
lars@cavkin.com
or
Cavendish Media Contact:
Fusion PR
Gabby Cox
+1-310-481-1431, ext. 21
gabby.cox@fusionpr.com

Release Summary

Cavendish Kinetics, a provider of high-performance RF tuning solutions for mobile devices, has announced that nubia is adopting the SmarTune™ Antenna Tuning Solution for its new Z7 LTE smartphone.

Contacts

Cavendish Contact:
Lars Johnsson, VP Product Marketing
+1-408-480-8520
lars@cavkin.com
or
Cavendish Media Contact:
Fusion PR
Gabby Cox
+1-310-481-1431, ext. 21
gabby.cox@fusionpr.com