Antennas

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 PRODUCTS

RFMW has designed and supported the new Southwest Antenna part numbers 1009-035 and 1009-037. These antennas are designed for use in in base station infrastructure applications, and MIMO/MANET and Mesh network radios. The antennas come complete with hardware for mounting to one or two inch diameter poles enabling rapid deployment of networks for event management and security.

The u-blox ANN-MB series of multi-band active GNSS antennas are designed to support signals on the L1 and L2/L5 bands of the four key global navigation satellite constellations (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou).

HUBER+SUHNER offers the SENCITY® Occhio MIMO DAS (Distributed Antenna System) designed for 5G coverage in a small form factor thanks to its multiband capability between 1.7 - 6 GHz with 2x2/4x4 MIMO configurations. Features include a smart connect-system with a self-locking adaptor and a quick-locking mechanism.

Laird Connectivity offers the new Revie Flex (EFF692SA3S) flexible PCB antenna for use in LTE CAT M1 and NB-IoT devices. The antenna operates within the 698 – 875 MHz and 1710 – 2500 MHz frequency ranges and is optimized for use when mounted to plastic via the supplied adhesive backing.

HUBER+SUHNER offers the SENCITY® RONDO antenna for in-building coverage and other wireless applications. Features include gain from 2 to 7 dBi, typical PIM of -155 dBc, and available SiSo, MiMo 2x2 or MiMo 3x3 configurations.

3D Glass Solutions offers an array of low loss antennas designed with superior dielectric and loss tangent performance properties. Their unique designs enable antenna designers to generate radiative antenna structures with dielectric constants as low as 1.5. These antennas can be used in a variety of applications including 5G wireless, dipole and sinuous antenna, RAN, CRAN, automotive radar systems, and advanced defense, EW, and SIGINT systems.

The ANT-SGA Standard Gain Horn Assemblies from NSI-MI are designed to deliver accurate and reliable antenna gain measurements in antenna test range applications. These horn antennas are available to cover the 0.35 to 170 GHz frequency range.

A.H. Systems offers the ATU-514 “non-magnetic and non-reflective” antenna tripod designed especially for use in compliance testing.

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