Communications

Tiny embedded antenna for dual-band WLAN

13th June 2019
Alex Lynn

Manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the Internet of Things, Antenova, has added a new, ultra-compact dual-band WiFi antenna to its range of tiny embedded antennas. The antenna, named Minuta, is a ceramic antenna measuring 1x0.5x0.5mm making it one of the smallest embedded antennas available today.

Antenova has developed this antenna for the newer 4.9 to 5.9GHz frequency which is less cluttered than 2.4 to 2.5GHz and gives enhanced performance with less interference.

The Minuta antenna, part number SRC2W006, operates at 2.4 to 2.5GHz and 4.9 to 5.9GHZ and matches the WiFi 802.11a/h/j/n/p/ac standards.

It offers designers some useful flexibility in the layout of a PCB, as it does not need a position on a corner, it can be placed along one of the long edges of a board.

The antenna is ideal for access points and portable devices, and in particular Antenova recommends Minuta for wearable technology and body-worn devices because it is less susceptible to de-tune when used close to the human body.

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