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Like being wrapped in a blanket
Every time we found ourselves starting to compromise, we started over
From the very beginning, flexibility and versatility were the standards we measured everything we developed against. That meant
we had to rethink all of the interior electronics to come up with a solution that took up less space and worked more efficiently. In the
end, we came up with something so fundamentally different than anything else in the industry that there would be no turning back.
DREAM: Flexibility or nothing
From the very beginning, flexibility was the standard we measured everything we developed against. Anything less than a completely flexible coil was considered unacceptable.
INNOVATE: Everything inside had to change
There was simply no room for bulky or lumped components. That meant we had to rethink all of the interior electronics to come up with a solution that took up less space and worked more efficiently.
PROTOTYPE: The breakthrough of getting everything to work together
Our first working prototype was a simple, four-channel coil pieced together completely by hand. Even though it was only a glimmer of what AIR Technology™ would eventually be, once we demonstrated how it worked, its potential captured the imaginations of our peers.
ITERATE: Fine tuning to perfection
After the initial prototype, we challenged ourselves to go one step further by making something that was elegant, yet functional with image quality that could rival, or potentially exceed traditional coils. In the end, we came up with something so fundamentally different than anything else in the industry that there would be no turning back.
This simple loop breaks every mold
E-mode electronics Its small size is its biggest strength
Housed within this miniaturized module are some of the most advanced coil electronics ever developed. Our proprietary E-mode electronics reduce current noise, boost linearity and improve tolerance to varying coil loading conditions. It makes the most out of every centimeter to reduce component volume by more than 60 percent.
Conductor loop Flexibility that's way ahead of the curve
Sometimes the right material can be the linchpin to a breakthrough innovation. For AIR Technology™, it was the conductor material for the loop. Lightweight and bendable, this series of linked resonators replaces what used to be rigid circuit boards and lumped components. It’s the flexible core of our form-fitting coil design.
It turns out you can out-engineer conventional wisdom
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The transformative way forward
Simply better compared to conventional coil technology.