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Antennas deliver performance across worldwide frequency bands

8th April 2019
AVX
Alex Lynn

A new range of low profile SMT automotive antennas from AVX/Ethertronics, providing RF performance and global coverage are now available from TTI. The antennas support different worldwide frequency bands and high performance, yet occupy minimal PCB real estate.

These automotive antennas provide broadband coverage across 4G/LTE, 3G, GPS, WiFi, V2X or BT networks, with turning capabilities to deliver optimised performance.

AVX/Ethertronics’ Universal Broadband Embedded LTE/LPWA antenna (Part Number P822601) utilises Isolated Magnetic Dipole (IMD) technology, which provides superior RF field containment and less interference or reaction with surrounding components, important in the electronically-busy automotive environment.

The devices resist detuning and maintain a reliable radio link regardless of usage position. Peak gain over different frequencies are 689 to 960MHz 2.6 dBi; 1,710 to 2,200MHz – 4.4 dBi, and 2,500 to 2,700MHz - 3.4 dBi. The devices have a very small PCB footprint of only 49.6x8.0x3.2mm.

AVX/Ethertronics Wi-Fi/BT/Zigbee ceramic chip antenna (Part Number 1001312) also offers the advantages of IMD technology, enabling design engineers to provide the key requirements of high functionality and superior performance in smaller, thinner designs. Measuring only 2.00x1.20x0.5mm it operates over the 2,400 to 2,485MHz frequency with peak gain of 1.88 dBi.

AVX/Ethertronics provides a wide range of SMT stamped metal antennas for V2X applications. Antenna PN 1002289 provides exceptional characteristics, such as Vertical Polarisation, ideal to improve performance in Vehicle-to-Infrastructure communications.

Designed to be mechanically robust to withstand the rigours of automotive applications, the devices are TS certified and supplied on tape and reel for automated high-volume manufacturing.

In addition, Ethertronics offers a custom design and testing services using its in-house automotive anechoic chamber, located in Antibes (France).

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