It must be made clear that
"embedded" and "COTS" almost conflict with each
other... Off the shelf implies that the
implimentation should be easy, while embedded
implies integrated within a system.
with ceramic and PCB antennas all the time as an
FAE. The datasheet for this and other PCB antennas
typically describe free-space results. Not many
recommendations are provided from the manufacturers
on placement - since a radiator placed inside
ANYTHING will behave differently with respect to
impedance and radiation patterns.
Engineering offers a wide variety of antenna
products very similar to Toaglas and Antenova. IF
you need more information on an equivalent, to this
part number, go to the following website and request
further info on the W3501 antenna. This antenna (not
on the website) is a stand-alone radiator similar to
the Taoglas antenna.
If you have very low volume (available space for
the antenna), then look for the W3502 - which takes
advantage of the PCB that it is conencted to (via
IPEX / U.FL connector).
Hope this helps!