Molex launched Wi-Fi flexible antenna series for micro devices
Molex announces the Wi-Fi Flexible Antenna Series, the 206994, which quickly and easily integrates into wireless devices while keeping costs to a minimum.
The 206994 series is a highly compact Wi-Fi flexible antenna measuring just 15.0 mm x 6.0 mm, making it suitable for today's space constraints application. Not only is this antenna highly compact, it also has extremely high RF performance, its radiation efficiency is greater than 70%, and the return loss is less than -10 dB, making it ideal for space-constrained applications requiring a gain of not less than 3.6 dBi.
In the case where the antenna of the feedforward cable does not meet the needs of a particular application, a side feed antenna design is required. And, to meet the needs of the market, Molex has developed two versions of the side feed cable antenna: the 206994 series unipolar style and the 204281 series bipolar style side feed flexible antenna. The 206994 Series monopole antennas meet the requirements of small form factor devices, while the 204281 Series dipole antennas support applications that require fully balanced transmission and are independent of the ground plane, regardless of cable length.
Bob Wang, product manager at Molex Shanghai, said: "The limited design space of today's miniaturized devices is a huge challenge, and this is not just a matter of board and case size. Currently a smartphone or tablet can Multiple antennas are embedded, and a variety of sophisticated techniques such as frequency hopping, spread spectrum, and OFDM modulation are used. At the same time, unlicensed bands of 2.4 and 5.0 GHz are increasingly crowded. At present, the demand for precision-made antennas is unprecedented, and Molex is ready to meet this challenge. ”