New technology is said to deliver significantly better antenna performance. This innovation is particularly suited to designs with shorter ground planes, allowing IoT and other device designers to field a wider range of smaller devices that would otherwise not have been able to meet certain stringent carrier certification requirements.
Taoglas Boost uses a new technique to alter the electrical delay in the ground plane to improve efficiency at the lower frequencies (600 to 1,000 MHz) typically used for cellular applications. The modification can be implemented in the “keep-out” area of the antenna, the area on the host circuit board reserved for antenna placement, causing minimal impact to the designer in terms of antenna integration.
A tuning feature is integrated into the design to allow for quick optimization as Taoglas Boost is implemented in a customer device. The result is an up to 2 dB of antenna efficiency improvement. Extra antenna gain improves any system-level gain but this improvement can be particularly useful for meeting over-the-air (OTA) requirements for size-constrained devices commonly found in M2M and IoT applications. This new invention and technology can be implemented with any onboard antenna.
“As a leading RF and antenna provider for IoT, Taoglas has long seen the demands smaller device sizes and increased power consumption place on antenna design,” said Jeff Shamblin, vice president of engineering, Taoglas. “This patent-pending breakthrough, developed by our team of engineers, tricks the antenna into seeing a longer ground plane, hence increasing antenna efficiency. The technique is provided at no additional cost for use with Taoglas antennas, providing one or more dBs of performance for free.”
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