Optimization Of A Reflector Antenna System Whitepaper
System Assembly and Modeling (SAM) is a leap forward for complex system simulations and optimizations. CST released a white paper titled 'Optimization of a Reflector Antenna System' to show how SAM can be used to automatically leverage the already existing simulation functionalities. The piecewise manner in which SAM operates is illustrated in the optimization of a reflector antenna, demonstrating the speed up in simulation time and the minimal requirement for computational resources when using a modular approach.
Matching Circuit Optimization For Antenna Applications Whitepaper
With CST STUDIO SUITE and Optenni Lab, the design of a mataching circuit is shortened to a few minutes, without the need for deep knowledge in the theory of impedance matching. 'Matching Circuit Optimization for Antenna Applications' is a white paper discussing the optimization of matching circuits to antenna applications and the benefits of impedance matching to antenna design.
Installed Performance Of Communication Antenna Arrays Whitepaper
The integral equation solver in CST MICROWAVE STUDIO (CST MWS) enables the efficient and accurate modeling of large electrical structures with fine details, a result published in the white paper titled, 'Installed Performance of Communication Antenna Arrays'. The white paper explores how electromagnetic simulation can be utilized when designing antennas in sub-optimal positions. Solvers, such as the integral equation solver are presented, detailing their accurate predictions for minimizing the loss of omnidirectionality in antenna arrays.
Silicon Labs Introduces The First Single-Chip Digital Radio Receivers For Consumer Electronics
Silicon Labs today introduced the industry's first single-die antenna-input-to-audio-output digital radio receiver solution developed for the global portable and consumer electronics markets. Leveraging software-defined radio technology, the new monolithic Si468x receiver ICs bring FM, HD Radio and DAB/DAB+ broadcast capabilities to a wide range of audio applications, from price-sensitive clock and tabletop radios to mainstream mini/micro audio systems and CD boomboxes to high-end multimedia devices with displays such as mobile phones, tablets and personal navigation devices.
Pulse Electronics Announces Catalog NFC Antennas
Pulse Electronics announces a new catalog selection of ferrite-loaded, stamp, and wire-on-carrier near field communication antennas. These products are ideal for integration into point-of-sale terminals, security and access control panels, transportation payment devices, and consumer electronics.
Easy-To-Use Simultaneous Multiport Matching In Optenni Lab 2.0
Optenni announces a new version of the Optenni Lab matching circuit optimization and antenna analysis software featuring a unique easy-to-use simultaneous multiport matching capability for antennas and other RF applications. The work of an antenna engineer is becoming increasingly complex due to the growing number of radio systems, frequency bands and antennas.
Antenova M2M Targets Global M2M and Connected Device Markets
Antenova, M2M, the new trading name of Antenova, has today revealed its focus on the global Machine-to-Machine and Connected Device markets. Antenova M2M's high performing gigaNOVA off-the-shelf antennas and RADIONOVA RF Antenna Modules provide optimal embedded antenna solutions to meet the size, efficiency, low power consumption, reliability and cost objectives of OEMs, module vendors and system integrators offering products for wireless M2M applications in the consumer, enterprise, industrial, security, automotive and maritime industries.
STMicroelectronics Embraces New RF Front-End Standard
STMicroelectronics' STHVDAC-304MF3 antenna-tuning circuit has a 4-channel output for adjusting up to four tunable BST capacitors in the antenna-matching circuits of multi-band GSM/WCDMA/3G-LTE smartphones.
Peregrine’s Latest Digitally Tunable Capacitors Tune LTE Smartphone Designs
Peregrine Semiconductor has today announced from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that it has expanded its DuNE Digitally Tunable Capacitor product line with six second-generation devices for antenna tuning in 4G LTE smartphones. The PE623060, PE623070, PE623080, and PE623090 (PE6230x0) DTCs have a capacitance range of 0.6 – 7.7 pF, and support main antenna power handling of up to +34 dBm.
RFID System With Active Tags Based On ams Chipset And Premo Antennas
Premo Group have today announced an innovative solution that combines an LF wake up and the communication via transceiver at 2.4GHz through PREMO emitter antennas and 3Dcoils. ams' solution includes on the base station a 2.4GHz transceiver, the AS3940, and a LF wake-up transmitter (15KHz -150KHz) based on a standard Keyless Go Emitter Antenna of PREMO.
Pulse Announces mCOMET Tunable LTE Antenna Delivering Best Performance For Ever Thinner Smartphones
Pulse Electronics has developed a tunable, co-located LTE antenna structure. The developed structure contains two Long Term Evolution Multiple Input, Multiple Output antennas in the same end of one device to provide 9 frequency bands of functionality in a volume of just 3.20 cubic centimeters. Called mCOMET, this tunable metal ring antenna configuration is for use in smart phones using RF chips with a two pole double throw antenna switch and metal ring feature.
Tiny Low-Cost MicroSplatch Antenna From Linx Breaks The Chip Barrier
Linx Technologies have announced the introduction of a new groundbreaking advance in reflow-compatible planar antennas with the new MicroSplatch antenna. The MicroSplatch is the first true alternative for those wishing to avoid the high cost, long lead times or limited frequency choices of chip antennas.
Pulse Announce Higher Gain LTE NMO and Direct Mount Antennas
Pulse Electronics introduce a new line of Shadow Low Profile Transit NMO and direct mount antennas to support public safety, WLAN, smart grid/smart metering, 3G, and 4G applications including long term evolution. These high-performance, rugged, IP-67 rated antennas are provided in a slim, low profile radome of only 2.5 to 3 (63.5mm to 76.2mm) tall with a 1.5 (38.1mm) diameter base and high gains of 4 to 5.6 dBi.
Surface Mount GPS RF Antenna Modules from Antenova
Antenova have today announced the addition of two new surface mount GPS RF Antenna Modules to its market leading RADIONOVA range of GPS radio antenna modules for embedded GPS and M2M applications. Both the M10477 and M10478 are low profile, fully optimized, complete GPS receiver modules comprising a CSR SiRFstarIVT low-power navigation processor, all front-end RF components and Antenova's high performing GPS antenna.
Antenna separation in MIMO
It is important to note that commercial MIMO systems switch dynamically between SISO, MIMO diversity, and MIMO multiplexing modes, depending on a variety of factors including the channel environment and signal quality. For example, if the signal quality is very high the system uses spatial multiplexing, and if not, it automatically switches to spatial diversity mode or even to SISO mode.
In-building systems adopt MIMO
An in-building Distributed Antenna System (DAS) is ideal for MIMO because it provides very good signal-to-noise ratio, and in-building environments provide a rich scattering environment. There are two major categories of MIMO – spatial diversity, in which the same data is transmitted over each of the multiple paths, and spatial multiplexing, in which each of the paths carries different data.
Distributed antenna systems and MIMO
MIMO technology, which made its first broad commercial appearance in 802.11n systems, is now gaining substantial momentum in wide area mobile wireless networks with the launch of LTE services. MIMO is a key technology that substantially improves network capacity and user throughput in LTE networks.
ISRA CARDS and StarChip Develop new generation of Printed Antennas
StarChip and ISRA CARDS have collaborated on the development of printed antennas. The new antenna design is the result of ISRA CARDS expertise in printed antennas over different plastic substrates. ISRA CARDS developed a unique antenna embedding process enabling the full in-house production of contactless and secure dual interface smart cards in its secured site in France.
AWR Releases Two New Application Notes Focused on Antenna Design
AWR has today announced the introduction of two new application notes with a focus on antenna design: AXIEM Application Note: Design of a Near Field Communication Antenna System; and AWR Connected Application Note: Design Flow for Base Station Antennas.
Sarantel Launch two new GeoHelix GPS Antennas
Sarantelhas today announced that it has launched its new SL1250 and SL1350 GeoHelix GPS antennas. Both antennas use improved Sarantel technology, enhancing the performance and mechanical properties whilst providing customers with an easy to integrate, cost effective, GPS antenna solution.
Trio of Antenna Circuit Materials at Mobile Antenna Systems 2012
Rogers has announced that it will be displaying three of their leading high-performance circuit materials for mobile and fixed-site antennas at the upcoming Mobile Antenna Systems 2012 conference and exhibition. This key event for designers and specifiers of antennas for a wide range of fixed and mobile applications is scheduled for September 18-19, 2012 at the Hyatt Denver Tech Centre (Denver, CO).
Transmit and Receive Power with a Single Antenna
Renesas has developed the near field communication wireless charging system to eliminate the power cable for charging and increase efficiency of those systems. Renesas supplies the essential components needed to build a system: the NFC microcontroller RF20, the power transmitter IC R2A45801, and the power receiver IC R2A45701. Renesas also provides the total kit including peripheral general-purpose devices (e.g. power semiconductor devices) as a system solution.
Ferrite Sheet Antenna for Near Field Communications
Pulse has today announced a near field communications antenna that enables mobile phones to read data from a distance of up to 40mm. The antenna sends and receives clear signals even when installed in a handset in close proximity to the battery or metal housing.
Laird Technologies to Showcase Two New Antenna Products at APCO International
Laird has today revealed that it will be attending the APCO International 78th Annual Conference & Expo. The event will take place at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 19-22, 2012. Laird Technologies will exhibit at booth # 1500.
Rubra A10393 Cellular Penta-band SMD Antenna provides high efficiency and robust performance for M2M Applications
Antenova has today introduced Rubra A10393 cellular penta-band SMD antenna to the market leading gigaNOVA range of surface mount standard antennas. Designed for ease of integration into wireless devices, Rubra is ideally suited for an extensive range of embedded cellular applications such tablets, tracking devices, femto base stations, remote monitoring and other M2M applications.
Laird to showcase RFID Antennas at 2012 IOTE
Laird has today revealed that it will be attending the 2012 Shenzhen International Internet of Things Technologies and Application Exhibition. The exhibition will take place at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center in Shenzhen, China, August 15-17, 2012. Laird Technologies can be found at booth #A70-A71.
SMD isotropic antenna for KES
PREMO has developed a new electromagnetic 3D-coil antenna initially designed for KES applications. The new series 3DC14AOI Passive Entry System has revolutionized in recent years the vehicle opening systems to become standard within the automotive industry. The key new designs increasingly require lower profiles and more robust parts to electrical and mechanical (up to 1000 drops from more than 1 m on concrete surface).
Global LTE Antenna Reference Design for Smartphones released by Antenova
Antenova have today released of a LTE Antenna Reference Design for Smartphones which covers the global LTE bands. Antenova's extremely wideband and efficient antenna design overcomes the difficulty of covering all the LTE frequency bands without the use of switches or tunable active components, resulting in a significantly lower cost LTE MIMO antenna system for smartphones.
New GORE Cable-Based Antennas Improve Passenger In-flight Access to Wireless Networks
Gore has developed new cable-based Antennas (often referred to as leaky lines or leaky feeders) that improve signal propagation without increasing the amount of hardware required on an airplane. Ideal for both wide-body and single-aisle passenger aircraft, GORE Cable-Based Antennas provide reliable access to different wireless protocols so passengers can easily connect to in-flight entertainment, Internet servers, and email accounts.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Announces New 1.2GHz – 1.4GHz GaAs pHEMT 6-Bit Digital Phase Shifter
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. introduced today a new 6-Bit addition to its family of digital phase shifters for communication antenna and radar applications. The MAPS-011007 is a GaAs pHEMT 6-Bit 1.2GHz to 1.4GHz digital phase shifter with an integrated CMOS driver.
Active Antennas with multiple tilt support mixed LTE and GSM networks
Ubidyne has published a White Paper 'LTE implementation into an Existing GSM 1800 Network Using Active Antenna Systems'. With the increasing move to introduce LTE into existing GSM networks, particularly in the 1800 MHz band 3, Active Antenna Systems (AAS) allow operators to optimize their networks for both standards and deliver major CAPEX and OPEX savings, claims Ubidyne.
Fastrax Enhances the World’s Smallest GPS Antenna Module, Continues GNSS Module Portfolio Optimization
Fastrax Ltd. today introduced the Fastrax UC530 - a new edition of the world's smallest OEM GPS receiver with an integrated chip antenna. The module features the same ultra small form factor as the widely popular Fastrax UC430, while providing new benefits to designers, developers and manufacturers of handheld digital devices.
MAGUS, CST and EMSS announce the next major release of Antenna Magus, version 4.0 - now with over 200 antennas, still the largest antenna database in the world.
With this major version 4.0 release, Antenna Magus has crossed the 200 antenna mark - a significant number of antenna designs - further entrenching the product as the world's leading antenna design tool. Antennas can be designed for a wide range of objectives and validated simulation models of user-designed antennas can be exported to FEKO and CST MICROWAVE STUDIO.
Ubidyne’s new micro radio delivers scalable output power performance for small and macro cell active antennas
Ubidyne is showcasing its unique chip-based power amplifier solution for active antenna design at the LTE Summit later this month in Barcelona. Ubidyne's new P-Chip is at the heart of its latest micro radio transceiver and delivers scalable output power solutions for both small-cell and macro-cell active antennas.
HUBER+SUHNER’s Distributed Antenna System Capability Described in New Catalogue
A new catalogue published by HUBER+SUHNER brings together in one publication full details of the company's Distributed Antenna System (DAS) capability for in-building applications. HUBER+SUHNER's DAS product and project offering which includes antennas, fibre and coaxial cabling and connectors will be of great interest to network operators, systems integrators and installers as well as those responsible for infrastructure management in areas such as railways, exhibition halls and shopping centres.
RF1255, RF1291, RF1292 Multi-Path Switch Modules
RFMD's new Multi-Path Antenna Switch Modules offer very low insertion loss with excellent linearity performance. Each is ideal for multi-mode GSM, EDGE, UMTS, and LTE handset applications. These modules integrate low pass filtering on the GSM transmit paths, thus avoiding the need for external harmonic attenuation. They are compatible with +1.8V control logic and are packaged in compact module packages allowing for a small solution size with no need for external DC blocking capacitors when no external DC is applied to the device ports.
Pulse Electronics Introduces Programmable Antenna to Enable LTE Connectivity in Ultra Thin Laptops
Pulse Electronics Corporation, introduces a high performance programmable antenna that enables LTE connectivity on mobile-connected laptop computers. The antenna can switch frequencies easily to accommodate both low and high operating bands. With a maximum height of 1mm, this low profile antenna fits the design of ultra thin laptops.
PREMO enhances its emitter antenna range with the KGEA-HB series
The new series of broadcast antennas KGEA-HB, are designed for field emission LF (low frequency) and allow remote access to the car to those customers who have identification devices as vehicle passive entry. The antenna is protected and sealed by a system of ultrasonic welding.
RFMD expands product portfolio to include new 3G/4G antenna control solutions
RF Micro Devices, Inc. today announced the expansion of its broad product portfolio to include new 3G/4G antenna control solutions. The high-performance antenna control solutions are optimized to solve the complex RF requirements of 3G/4G smartphones related to high band count and signal integrity in an extremely compact form factor.
Laird Technologies Expands In-Building Wireless Antenna Product Line with New LTE Ceiling Mount Broadband Antenna
Laird Technologies, Inc. today expanded its in-building wireless product line with the release of the new CMS69273 LTE ceiling mount broadband omnidirectional antenna. For In-Building Wireless (IBW) solution providers, the CMS69273 offers the latest in next generation 4G solutions. The antenna provides indoor cellular coverage for GSM, DCS, UMTS and LTE/WiMAX standards in the 698 to 960 MHz, 1575 MHz and 1710 to 2700 MHz frequency ranges.