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.
Ensuring maximum power transfer between an antenna and transmitter/receiver circuitry requires impedance matching of HF components in the antenna design. This app note describes the design and matching of a 60 GHz printed antenna.
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.
A problematic base station can be replaced, but a cable and antenna system is not so easy to replace. This article covers fundamentals of cable and antenna analysis measurements: return loss, cable loss, and distance-to-fault (DTF).
Antennas made of carbon nanotube films are just as efficient as copper for wireless applications, according to researchers at Rice University's Brown School of Engineering. They're also tougher, more flexible and can essentially be painted onto devices.
Pharad has introduced a new Unmanned Air Systems (UAS)/Drone antenna based on its proprietary Peel & Stick Appliqué antenna technology.
Groundbreaking innovations on antenna technology, based on a collaboration between Lockheed Martin Space and Penn State, are now under consideration for use in the next generation of GPS satellite payloads.