Not many people would have believed 15 years ago that a watch can not only tell time but also read text messages, monitor health, and track weather. But that is now reality. The demand for technology to become faster and smaller at the same time is fueling the rise of consumer electronics such as fitness trackers, smart speakers, phones and AR/VR headsets.
Nowadays, there is a large range of portable and connected devices, and they all have different sizes and requirements. The most important consideration: They are located everywhere, and the common feature tying these emerging IoT designs is their need to communicate and transfer data effectively and efficiently through advanced antenna networking systems.
Abracon’s new Antennas for Consumer Electronics collection offers compact chip, patch, flexible PCB and external whip solutions designed to reliably meet the high-performance connectivity requirements of the most popular wireless communication protocols in IoT devices. The available options are ideal for cellular, GNSS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth/BLE applications in gadgets such as wearables, pet tracking devices, 3D printers, and smart vacuums.
Wi-Fi 6e is more than two-and-a-half times faster than the current standard. Higher data rates, reduced spectrum congestion, and more reliable connections are just a few of the advantages that Wi-Fi 6e technology offers. Abracon’s Wi-Fi 6e chip antenna enables engineers to more rapidly design, build and launch devices while providing better performance and wider frequency coverage in a small package.
Abracon’s 5G antennas produce faster speeds, lower latency, more reliable connection, and superior overall wireless experiences that enable top-quality, high-speed connectivity to IoT and mobile devices. These antennas, such as the new AEBC1101X whip antenna, enable greater scalability for IoT systems and ultra-reliable communications for access points and terminals.
There is an endless diversity of new devices requiring versatile GNSS connections, and Abracon’s GNSS/GPS antennas enable the final device to receive the best GNSS signal. The new embedded multi-band GNSS antennas deliver high-gain performance and high radiation efficiency for the most demanding GPS and precision GNSS applications.
Active and passive patch antennas are small, low-profile, easy-to-mount PCB solutions for systems requiring a flat, compact antenna with precise geolocation capabilities. However, chip antennas become the perfect choice when size, weight, portability and cost efficiency are key priorities.