Antenova can now supply a 2.4GHz antenna which is designed to operate without de-tuning on metal surfaces or where the product housing is mainly metal.
The antennas in the firm’s Reflector range are formed of two layers, one electrically isolated from the other, so as to provide RF shielding to the second layer.
This means that the antenna can be placed on any kind of material and it will radiate effectively in the direction pointing away from the base material.
The first antenna in the range is the Zenon SR4W030, which is a 2.4GHz antenna for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, ZigBee and ISM.
The antenna a profile measuring 23mm x 16mm x 1.6mm. It is manufactured from rigid FR4 laminate and has a 1.13mm cable and IPEX MHF connector. The cable can be specified in two standard lengths, 100mm or 150mm.
The antenna can be fixed in position with a peel-back self-adhesive strip, and can either be inserted into a new design or it can be retro-fitted into an existing design. No tuning or matching is required.