New EPCOS antenna for Bluetooth and WLAN provides more power in less space

Microelectronics International

ISSN: 1356-5362

Article publication date: 1 August 2004

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(2004), "New EPCOS antenna for Bluetooth and WLAN provides more power in less space", Microelectronics International, Vol. 21 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/mi.2004.21821bad.002

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limited


New EPCOS antenna for Bluetooth and WLAN provides more power in less space

New EPCOS antenna for Bluetooth and WLAN provides more power in less space

Keywords: Antenna

EPCOS has begun volume production of an antenna for Bluetooth and WLAN applications with centre frequencies in the range from 2.4 to 2.5 GHz (Plate 2). By using low-loss materials and low-temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) technology, Epcos has kept the antenna's dimensions down to only 10.1 × 2.6 × 0.64 mm, yet the device still features outstanding electrical properties. The antenna radiates up to 70 percent of the input power even if it is mounted on a conventional mobile phone board (90 × 40 mm). It weighs only 0.075 g.

Plate 2 EPCOS has launched a new antenna for Bluetooth and WLAN applications

Owing to LTCC technology, dozens of passive electronic components, such as capacitors, inductors and varistors, plus semiconductors can be integrated into a single module. This not only saves space and weight, but also boosts reliability. In mobile communications in particular, LTCC designs set new standards in functionality without increasing dimensions.

For more information, please contact: E-mail: stephen.leggett@epcos.com