Compact dual-band Wi-Fi antenna for video streaming in small devices and IoT

26-06-2015 | Antenova Ltd | Subs & Systems

Antenova has introduced a new ultra-compact dual-band antenna for the Wi-Fi 802.11n and ac 2.4 - 2.5GHz and 4.9 - 5.9GHz bands. The Mutica antenna is designed to fit within a reduced ground plane on the host PCB, making it ideal for the smaller Wi-Fi products and wireless accessories being created today, says the company. Mutica is an SMD mounted antenna for all dual-band Wi-Fi applications, especially those requiring high speed data transfer and multiple-in multiple-out (MIMO) applications, for example security cameras, video cameras, set-top-boxes and devices for connected vehicles. Its specifications also suit Wi-Fi access points, portable electronics, headsets, PC cards, games consoles, network devices and wearable electronics. “In 2014 2.4 billion Wi-Fi-enabled devices were shipped worldwide, and the industry surpassed 10 billion Wi-Fi devices cumulatively in early 2015,” said Colin Newman, director and VP, sales, Antenova. “Over half of the products shipped are dual band 2.4GHz /5GHz, and the market is forecast to grow further over the next five years making 802.11ac the prevailing WLAN standard. 5Ghz 802.11ac offers High Definition video streaming with more channels and less interference than at 2.4GHz. This coupled with the high efficiency of the Mutica antenna will help to support faster data rates, fewer disconnects and better battery life in portable devices.” Antenova approach to the design of its antennas is called 'Design For Integration' (DFI). Because the antennas are always embedded within a customer’s product, Antenova designs them so that the RF elements can easily be added to the customer’s design, and so that the antenna will provide excellent performance when it is placed in position on the PCB, says the company.

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