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Abracon Releases New Stamped Metal Embedded Niche Antennas Up to 8736 MHz

Abracon introduces their latest embedded stamped-metal Niche Antennas.


Abracon Releases New Line of High-Accuracy, High-Precision GNSS RF Antennas

Abracon’s high precision GNSS antennas are in-stock and available now!


Abracon Announces Record Number of New Product Introductions in 2023

Abracon achieves milestone by releasing a record-breaking 46 new product introductions (NPIs), marking the highest number in its 31-year history.


Abracon Announces New Strategic Partnership with u-blox®

Abracon announces their new design and solutions partnership with u-blox®, a renowned global leader in the development of cutting-edge IoT communication modules, GNSS modules, chips, and services. This strategic collaboration between both companies aims to deliver a comprehensive turnkey IoT solution to our joint customers by combining Abracon's high-performance antennas with u-blox's industry-leading IoT module solutions.


Abracon Announces High-Performance UWB Antennas for Short-Range High-Precision Data Transmission

Abracons Ultra-Wideband (UWB) antennas are designed for the next generation of connectivity. These antennas provide best-in-class performance, offer high efficiency and low power consumption, and meet industry needs for fast/stable data transmission.


Maximize Energy Efficiency with Abracon's Smart Meter Solutions

Abracon's Smart Meter solutions integrate seamlessly with various applications enabling advanced energy monitoring.


New White Paper: A Study on Niche Antenna vs. Chip Antenna

This white paper presents a study of the Niche antenna features in comparison to the commonly used chip antenna in the dual-band 2.4/5GHz WLAN spectrum.


Abracon Releases New Interactive Antenna Catalog

The Interactive Antenna Catalog features over 250 antennas that span across the top IoT protocols. These interactive features allow readers to easily click through and learn more about each antenna.


Antennas for Smart Infrastructure

Abracons Antennas for Smart Infrastructure are suitable for wireless and interconnected technologies.


New App Note: Planar Inverted-F Antennas (PIFA)

Today, wireless connectivity for all sorts of electronic devices has become increasingly important. As a result, the demand for components used for wireless communication has grown significantly, among them antennas. This technical note will provide information on one commonly used antenna type, called Planar Inverted-F Antennas (usually abbreviated PIFAs) with the purpose of highlighting pros and cons of PIFAs in different applications


How GNSS Technology Drives Autonomy

As society makes progress towards full autonomy, accurate localization and positioning solutions are imperative for connected vehicles. Thanks to advances in position and sensor integration, high precision Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology provides the reliability, accuracy, and accessibility that a vehicle needs to be fully autonomous.


Abracon Announces Design Contest with Future Electronics

Abracon, LLC (Abracon) is excited to co-host a design contest with Future Electronics. Design contest participants are challenged to choose an existing automotive module or chipset to develop an RF chain using an Abracon GNSS antenna solution. Winners will be selected based on accuracy, complexity, and originality. Bonus points will be awarded for utilizing Abracon SAW filters, timing components, and/or other antennas in their design. The contest runs from September 22nd to October 29th, 2021. Only one entry per person, per category, will be accepted. Winners will be selected by November 5th, 2021, and contacted via phone or email provided. Employees and employee family members are ineligible to participate in the design contest.


Top 3 Advantages of MIMO

The clear roadmap for high data rate is the use of multiple input multiple output (MIMO) RF architectures. These are the three bottom-line reasons to apply MIMO and when to use each technique.


Antennas for Smart Wearables

Wearable technology actively improves our lifestyle by embedding technology as a part of our everyday lives. A smart wearable, classified under the Internet of Things (IoT), is a body-worn smart device that commonly monitors an individuals health and wellness, motion and fitness and location. After COVID-19, many wearables are designed with the ability to monitor and predict illness symptoms in advance, practice social distancing and for contact tracing.


Top 3 Reasons to Use Shark Fin Antennas

When it comes to vehicular antennas, Abracon offers a broad range of antennas. Each type of antenna has its specific benefits and shark fin antennas provide a power-packed performance. Here are the top 3 reasons to use shark fin antennas.


WiFi/Bluetooth Chip Antenna Solutions for IoT Medical Devices

The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing needs for wireless connectivity solutions such as IoT devices designed for digital diagnostics and medical monitoring. WiFi/Bluetooth chip antennas serve as unique solutions for devices aimed at allowing medical professionals to wirelessly monitor patients.


Automotive-Grade Antennas for Transportation Applications

Increasing automobile complexity is driving advancements in automotive communication systems, and antennas play an important role in such networks.


Abracon Releases New Application Note About Ethernet Solutions

Abracon announces the release of a new application note titled "Ethernet Solutions: Understanding Ethernet Magnetics Features and Design Considerations." The publication highlights important features of the circuitry between the PHY and cable which includes the magnetic isolation and filtering and the RJ45 connector.


New Abracon Application Note: Antennas for High-Precision GNSS Applications

Abracon announces the release of a new application note titled "Antennas for High-Precision GNSS Applications." The discussion primarily focuses on internal and external antenna solutions that can cover multiple GPS and/or GNSS bands as a single entity for precision positioning applications.


New Application Note: LAN Transformers & Elements of the Physical Layer in Local Area Networks

This application note focuses on the electrical interface of the PHY (physical) layer, covering requirements such as differential signaling, electrical isolation and filtering. The paper provides discussion about signals used in local area networks to provide insight on how transformers are utilized for filtering out noise.


Abracon to Present Webinar About MIMO Techniques and Antenna Diversity

Anitha Govind, Ph.D., will present MIMO Techniques and Antenna Diversity: The keys to improve wireless performance at 2:45 EST on June 10, 2020. The webinar is part of the upcoming Reality.2020 online symposium hosted by the TTI Family of Companies.


Abracon Announces the Most Compact 2.4Ghz WiFi/BT Cabled PCB Antenna Solution

The 15.0 x 4.0mm ABAR1504-S2450 WiFi/Bluetooth FR4 antenna has a low profile (0.8mm) and a low VSWR. The device is an effortless, cost-effective design alternative to comparable chip antennas.


Abracon Releases the 2020 Interactive Antenna Catalog

The 2020 Interactive Antenna Catalog features more than 200 antennas that span across the top IoT protocols. The interactive features allow readers to easily click and learn more about each part.


Top 3 Benefits of LoRa and Other LPWAN IoT Protocols

Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) solutions include LoRa, Sigfox, Weightless, and NB-IoT among others. New IoT applications and devices have different requirements that demand the capabilities found in these LPWAN protocols. This article outlines the top three reasons LPWAN protocols are ideal for the IoT.


Choose the Right IoT Wireless Connectivity Protocol

The IoT offers diverse wireless connectivity options. Choosing the right protocol early in the design process is crucial. Explore popular choices and their ideal applications for your IoT device.


Abracon Launches Chip Antenna Evaluation Boards

Abracons chip antennas cover a broad range of protocols, such as 4G/LTE, 2G/3G/GSM, GNSS (GPS, GLONASS), WiFi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, LPWA and NB-IoT. The new evaluation boards provide the capability to directly plug a chip antenna into the test equipment and measure its performance without requiring additional tuning procedures.


Abracon Trends in Connectivity: Wired Versus Wireless

With advancements in wireless technology increasing, the choice between wireless or wired connectivity can be confusing. Abracon explains the relationship between the two transmission methods and their trade-off considerations.


Abracon Announces Smart Metering Application Guide for Antennas

Abracon's new Smart Metering Application Guide showcases antenna products that address the needs of smart metering applications in commercial, consumer and industrial environments.


The Future of Ethernet in Industrial Automation

The introduction of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and factory floor robotics is changing the way people interact with technology in business.


Abracon Announces Antennas Supporting 4G/LTE and 2G/3G/GSM for M2M

Abracon has new antennas making use of ubiquitous 2G/3G/GSM and 4G/LTE cellular connectivity standards to support Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications in the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).


Abracon Announces External MIMO Antennas for the IoT

Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output (MIMO) RF connectivity will soon become a dominant technique for increasing data rate, boosting deployment density and increasing RF channel capacity. Abracons new MIMO antennas are optimized to meet the needs of cellular, geopositioning and wireless LAN applications.


Abracon Announces New Antenna Solutions for WiFi, Bluetooth, Zigbee and ISM Band Applications

Abracon's new patch and dual-band chip antenna solutions target top broadband, IoT and wireless LAN protocols.


LPWA Enables Connected Ecosystems in Urban Areas

Even in early tests, LPWA networks achieved miles of range within urban environments.


Abracon Congratulates Servet Team for Breaking Long-Standing LoRaWAN Range Record

The one-two combination punch of low power and long range is a breakthrough for IoT applications, and LoRaWAN has performed beyond expectations.


Best Antenna Types for Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)

Geolocation and positioning has emerged as a top protocol for IoT. Abracon identifies the best antenna options for GPS applications.


Abracon Releases New Video Highlighting Automotive Solutions

Abracon announces a new video highlighting our line of automotive grade components. The video showcases Abracons offering of crystals and oscillators, power inductors and patch and external antennas designed for automotive applications.


Abracon Releases New Interactive Antenna Catalog

Abracon is excited to announce our newest catalog using interactive technology that features over 100 antennas.


IoT Antennas for Connected Lighting

This article provides an overview of low-power antenna technology for connected lighting, and includes the key differences between the antenna solutions, as well as the features and benefits of Abracons antenna solutions.


Does Antenna Optimization Really Make It Or Break It?

Is it important to tune patch antennas and match chip antennas to the RF signal chain? At Abracon, we get this question a lot. We'll uncover the answer in this article.


Abracon Supports Top IoT and Wearable Solutions Across RF, Connectivity, Power and Timing

Engineers working on new IoT designs require next generation component solutions coupled with advanced validation services that enable top performance and get new designs to market.


4 Biggest Challenges with New IoT Designs

As the Internet of Things expands into more of our daily lives, designing new Things for the network still brings challenges. Discover some of the top issues for engineers developing new IoT products.


Abracon Releases New Antenna Optimization Service Video

Abracon releases new video showcasing antenna optimization service, which helps customers optimize patch and chip antenna designs.


Abracon Announces Component Solutions Kits for IoT, Wearables and Automotive Applications

These in-stock kits offer a one-stop-shop prototyping solution for hardware engineers


Where is your IoT device?

Top technologies for geolocation and tracking in the IoT


NEW Abracon single-port RJ45 jacks with integrated magnetics for 5G, 2.5G, 1000/100/10Base-T industrial applications

Perfect for applications with few ports like IP cameras, surveillance, medical monitoring, and IoT, these connectivity solutions offer diverse configurations, including LED placement and shielding.


Luscombe Rocky Mountain announced new Abracon Manufacturer’s Representative in Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming

Abracon, LLC (Abracon), a leading global manufacturer of passive & electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity, and RF solutions, announces Luscombe Rocky Mountain as the new manufacturers representative with coverage in Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.


Abracon LLC celebrates 25 years of business

Abracon, LLC (Abracon), a leading global manufacturer of passive & electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF solutions, celebrated its 25th anniversary this past week. What once started as an idea in a Southern California garage has transformed into a life-long mission of quality, customer service, and groundbreaking achievements.


Abracon Announces the ultimate Ethernet LAN PHY Guide

Abracon, LLC (Abracon), a leading global manufacturer of passive & electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF solutions, announces availability of the Ethernet LAN PHY Guide matching some of the industrys more popular Ethernet physical layer ICs with Abracons best choice of local area networking (LAN) magnetics in the ALAN series of products.


Abracon and TTI Inc Announce Asia Partnership

Abracon, LLC (Abracon), a leading global manufacturer of passive & electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF solutions, announces Asia partnership with TTI, Inc., the leading authorized distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components.


High Speed and Industrial Grade RJ45 Solutions Guide Released by Abracon

Abracon, LLC (Abracon), a leading global manufacturer of passive & electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF solutions announces the RJ45 Jacks Solutions Guide intended to highlight the companys broad offering or RJ45 modular jacks with integrated magnetics and other LAN magnetics products.


Audio and Video Solutions Guide for Professional and Consumer Applications Now Available | by Abracon

Abracon's Audio/Video Guide: Ideal for consumer (set-top box, VR) and professional applications (audio mixers, broadcast equipment) with SDI, HD-SDI, and 3G HD-SDI.


Ultra High Frequency RFID Tag Solutions Guide Released

Abracon, LLC (Abracon), a leading global manufacturer of passive & electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF components announces the RFID solutions guide intended for customers involved in asset tracking and asset management of high value goods such as heavy machinery, servers/cloud computers, vehicles, livestock, agriculture, industrial and oil/gas exploration tools. The solutions guide offers information regarding the various uses for RFID tags and helps select tags based on range and size.


Abracon, LLC introduces robust RFID tags designed for metal surfaces

Robust tags, designed for durability in harsh conditions, resist metal interference, expanding asset tracking to new applications beyond delicate alternatives with unmatched reliability.



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