Increasing use of small wireless applications, such as Bluetooth, Wifi, Cellular, Positioning, brings challenges to integrate the antennas with maintained performance. There are several techniques for miniaturization of antennas with pros and cons. This paper presents how the PIFA technology can combine small size with good performance and frequency stability.
Battery dependent designs are becoming more prevalent with the push for IoT and mobile applications posing design challenges with variable supply voltages. Abracon confronts these challenges with the Continuous Voltage Oscillator line leveraging a new IC with voltage regulation built in while minimizing current consumption.
When discussing antennas, “impedance matching” commonly appears during the design and final phases. The antenna must be impedance matched when assembled for the end environment so it can operate with maximum efficiency. This process consumes a large amount of time hence it is worth understanding the basics of impedance matching.