ANTENNAS CASE STUDIES, WHITE PAPERS, & APPLICATION NOTES
The Importance Of Antenna Beamwidth In RF Testing
Antenna beamwidth determines the expected signal strength given the direction and radiation distance of an antenna. The beamwidth will vary given several different factors such as the antenna type, design, orientation and radio frequency. This white paper presents a better understanding of beamwidth and how it influences a test environment is critical to accurate and repeatable tests.
Optimizing An LTE Antenna’s Matching Network
This application note describes the process of a simple antenna for LTE band operation added to the PC board of a smartphone in XFdtd being tuned for operation in multiple frequency bands. The component values in the matching network are chosen so that system efficiency is maximized.
Simplifying MIMO Antenna Installations With The FlexMIMO Antenna
A MIMO (multiple-input, multiple-output) antenna is basically two (or more) antennas located in a single physical structure. With the benefit of multiple antennas rather than just one, data throughput, range, and general performance are greatly enhanced. This application note takes a closer look at MIMO antenna installations and how they can be simplified with FlexMIMO antennas from Laird Connectivity.
Distributed Antenna System (DAS) For IoT, Cellular And Other Wireless Applications
Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) are used to provide strong and reliable wireless connectivity in location where connectivity is a problem with standard wireless routers or cellular connectivity. This app note discusses the use of DAS for IoT, cellular and other wireless applications.
Antennas Of Flexible Nanotube Films An Alternative For Electronics
Antennas made of carbon nanotube films are just as efficient as copper for wireless applications, according to researchers at Rice University's Brown School of Engineering. They're also tougher, more flexible and can essentially be painted onto devices.