Wireless connectivity is changing how smart buildings and homes are designed, with demand driven by unprecedented growth in mobility and accessibility of information. The concept of smart buildings and homes is based on the use of interconnected technologies to make them more responsive, sustainable, and productive for their users.

Smart infrastructure contributes to energy efficiency and automated detection of anomalies in the infrastructure, predicts maintenance based on conditions, and provides greater comfort and wellness for occupants. Seamless wireless access is not only an expectation but also a requirement in instances such as emergency response, regular maintenance, solve network capacity challenges in buildings, and aid departments and facility managers get access to information and communicate without interruption.

Abracon’s Antennas for Smart Homes are suitable for wireless and interconnected technologies; offering 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. These protocols are a necessary connectivity solution in smart home applications that include roam-featured appliances, robotics, surveillance, digital signage, industrial and home automation, access points, audio and video, communications, and networking.

The antennas below illustrate antenna support for various applications.

Wi-Fi 6e

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.

LPWA

The long-range, low power ability for Abracon’s LPWA antennas to penetrate dense building materials, high gain, and durability make it the preferred technology for IoT-connected smart buildings and homes. These antennas deliver efficient, flexible, and cost-effective connectivity with ideal radiation performance for IoT applications.

UWB

Abracon’s Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Antennas support the low power, short-range, and high bandwidth requirements for UWB applications. These compact form factor chip antennas offer compelling advantages with good efficiency and gain performance across a broad range of frequencies. These are ideal for home network connectivity, precise position, real-time location systems (RTLS), and indoor localization, compatible with UWB sensor modules operating in channels 1 through 9.

5G

Abracon's 5G sub-6 GHz antenna portfolio covers the wide range of global cellular technology bands (600 MHz to 6 GHz) with embedded internal antennas, external antennas, and combination antennas covering GNSS, Wi-Fi, and other protocols. These high-performing chip, flexible PCB, whip, blade, and dome antennas can handle the higher data speed, capacity, and bandwidth of a 5G network, covering 5G NR (FR1), CBRS, and private LTE for IoT and smart devices.

The antennas are ideal for applications requiring cellular connectivity with high-speed and large quantity data transferring capabilities such as consumer IoT, smart homes, transportation, industrial IoT (IIoT), smart agriculture, and medical applications. Each antenna demonstrates superior performance and is designed to meet the reliability needs of the most challenging applications and market requirements. The antennas can be customized for cable and connector as per design requirements.

To learn more about our full antenna product portfolio please visit our interactive antenna catalog: Abracon | Interactive Antenna Catalog

About Abracon, LLC | Innovation For Tomorrow's Designs

Founded in 1992, Abracon, LLC is an industry leader in passive components, providing frequency control & timing devices, RF & antenna, and inductor & connectivity solutions through a global distribution network. Headquartered in Spicewood, Texas, Abracon has sales, engineering, and operations teams around the globe. With service, quality, and technical expertise at the company’s core, Abracon powers the AEL Crystals, Ecliptek, Fox, ILSI, and the ProAnt brands while enabling innovative, connected IoT solutions in markets spanning communication, transportation, industrial, medical, consumer, aerospace & defense, and beyond. Learn more at www.abracon.com.


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