Tiny Low-Cost MicroSplatch™ Antenna from Linx Breaks the Chip Barrier
January 7, 2013 — The MicroSplatch™ is the first true alternative for those wishing to avoid the high cost, long lead times or limited frequency choices of chip antennas. The MicroSplatch™ antenna from Linx Technologies represents a groundbreaking advance in our reflow-compatible planar antennas. Using advanced simulation tools, Linx designed the MicroSplatch™ with performance similar to our standard Splatch antenna, but only uses one third of the critical board space. The small size and low cost makes the MicroSplatch™ an excellent choice for handheld devices such as remote controls and small data transmission systems.
Adding the MicroSplatch™ to your design is simple—the only things needed are a footprint for the antenna and associated proximity ground plane. The MicroSplatch™ is available in the 403 MHz, 418 MHz, 433 MHz, 868 MHz, 916 MHz and 2.4 GHz bands. Custom designs within the 400 MHz–3 GHz range are available.
“We designed the MicroSplatch™ specifically as a chip buster aimed at high volume customer applications, where lowest cost is a leading consideration”, explains Tolga Latif, CEO of Linx. “In most cases, we can beat a chip antenna on price and performance.”
For more information about the MicroSplatch™ antenna, call Linx at +1 800 736 6677 (+1 541 471 6256 outside the United States) or visit www.linxtechnologies.com.
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for engineers of all skill levels to use. The company’s assembled wireless products as well as its RF modules, antennas and connectors make it easy for OEMs to integrate wireless features without the hassle and expense of engineering RF functionality from scratch.
For customers who need help implementing Linx modules, Linx offers design services including board layout assistance, programming, certification advice and packaging design. For more complex RF solutions, Apex Wireless, a division of Linx Technologies, creates optimized designs with RF components and firmware selected for the customer’s application.
For more information about wireless products from Linx, visit www.linxtechnologies.com or call +1 800 736 6677 (+1 541 471 6256 outside the United States).
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