Antennas Product Roundup December 2021
Antennas from leading suppliers for a variety of applications, from structural health monitoring and predictive maintenance to home automation to oil and gas utility sites.
The Mobile Multi-band Antenna (MMA-RX) from Smiths Interconnect utilizes a three-aperture design that provides quad band data receive bandwidth in a single unit. The system features upgraded high-efficiency apertures providing short- to medium-range link capability. The desired aperture is user selectable through a flexible software interface, providing L/S, C, or Ku Band capability within three seconds. MMA-RX is useful for ground-based UAV data link antenna; portable on the halt and low dynamic, on-the-move applications; and medium- to long-range directional antenna applications
The compact AN01 Series from JAE features high performance and industry-leading high efficiency despite its size, about 1/10 of the wavelength. Its omnidirectional radiation creates radio coverage without dead spots. Assembly cost is reduced with the automatic pick-and-place mounting compatible surface mount device (SMD). Minimal influence from nearby metallic objects and dielectric materials, and fewer restrictions on component placement, ensure a high degree of design flexibility.
TMQ4 and TMQ5, Times Microwave Systems’ bundled multiport cable assemblies for 5G, dramatically reduce the number of individual connections needed while creating a more rugged solution. This coaxial cable solution design checks all the boxes in terms of antenna port densification. Quick and easy foolproof installation saves on labor. These harnesses are available with weather protection boots to seal them to IP67. They also feature excellent UV resistance, adding to the durability of the assemblies for long-term performance.
Phoenix Contact’s RAD-900-ANT-OMNI-2-N Omnidirectional antenna is available for freely mobile applications and multipoint or mesh connections. Features include 868 MHz / 900 MHz, gain: 2 dBi, polarization: linear, opening angle: h/v 360°/50°, degree of protection: IP66, connection: N (female), for control cabinet mounting (optional wall mounting). Learn more about Phoenix Contact’s full line of antennas here.
The GT21 Series antenna connector from Hirose Electric employs a one-step crimp termination design that has reduced the size of its 2.5 GHz high frequency antenna connector to offer significant space savings in automotive antenna systems while also reducing assembly time and cost. The design enables the cable assembly to be completed without touching the center conductor to provide precise center conductor positioning and consistent operation. This connector series utilizes a highly reliable locking mechanism constructed to handle the shock and vibration commonly found in automotive applications. With a lock strength of 98 N, the lock emits a clear tactile click when properly mated. A lock confirmation window further prevents incomplete mating. The rugged GT21 Series connector is available in three termination variations, including a pin-through hole (PTH) version, a surface-mount technology (SMT) version, and an in-line version. The antenna connector supports single coaxial, two-port, three-port, and four-port cable terminations. The single coaxial version is offered in four color-coded keying options.
Bel Power’s PCB & FPC Wi-Fi antenna range offers customers a reliable and easy drop-in solution for integrated Wi-Fi communications. The antennas can be customized to required specifications for cable length and connector type. They meet the specifications for industrial temperature ranges as well as 4G and 5G ranges and are RoHS compliant. They feature 10 N of pull force, 50 ohm impedance, and adhesive backing.
Allied Electronics & Automation supplies the PCTEL PLTE7027M antenna, base station, and Dual Pol Panel. This antenna offers multiband coverage, high gain, and a rugged housing design with a heavy-duty mounting bracket for mast or wall mount installations. It is ideal for small cells, indoor/outdoor DAS systems, and oil and gas utility sites.
The X9001748 – External Wi-Fi Dual Band Antenna series from KYOCERA AVX has a standardized, ready-to-use, RoHS-compliant design with IP67 sealing for reliable outdoor operation and provides high-gain, high-efficiency, and high-reliability performance in low- and high-band applications. A variety of device configurations and frequencies span 2,400–2,485 MHz and 5,150–5,850 MHz. This antenna can be mounted easily to the device via an RP-SMA connection. It is ideal for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ISM, and Zigbee applications including routers, gateways, access points, IoT devices, smart meters, home automation equipment, smart city infrastructure, smart agriculture, machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, telematics, structural health monitoring, and predictive maintenance.