Amphenol RF introduced flexible and PCB patch antennas into their portfolio of RF solutions. These antennas can be used inside connected devices and feature either a flexible pad or rigid printed circuit board (PCB) which can be mounted inside the device. Flexible and PCB patch antennas are commonly terminated to wireless modules featuring the AMC or other industry-standard ultraminiature connectors. These types of internal antennas are often used in wireless applications such as Wi-Fi enabled IoT technology and portable entertainment devices.
Flexible and PCB patch antennas are available in dual-band, multi-band and wide-band configurations with Wi-Fi 6E supported options with reliable frequency range up to 7.2 GHz. These 50 ohm antennas have a dipole design which has a relatively low profile and can be mounted in various locations and support standard cellular protocols which makes them well suited for IoT, Wi-Fi and LTE technology. These antennas use center-fed micro-coax cables that terminate to an ultra-miniature AMC connector. The extremely thin antenna features an adhesive mounting tape on one side for secure placement inside the device.
These flexible and PCB patch antennas join our existing external antennas to provide a full Amphenol solution from board or device through the antenna. These antennas are compatible with a wide variety of standard RF interfaces. They are well suited for applications that require a wireless signal such as smart lawn mowers, drones, navigation systems, payment terminals and headphones.