nanoSplatch™ nSP250 Embedded WiFi/WLAN Antenna

nanoSplatch™ nSP250 Embedded WiFi/WLAN Antenna

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The nanoSplatch™ nSP250 is a surface-mount antenna for embedded WiFi/WLAN and other 2.4 GHz or 5.8 GHz ISM or U-NII frequency band applications.

It uses a grounded-line technique to achieve outstanding performance in a tiny surface-mount package. The nSP250 exhibits low proximity effect with a very hemispherical radiation pattern, making it ideal for handheld devices and applications typically subject to interference.

Linx Technologies – a Merlin, OR based developer and manufacturer of IoT Products and Solutions – is pleased to announce that its popular, low cost MicroSplatch™ Series antenna is now available on tape and reel. Designed for high volume production, this new packaging feature helps to further lower the total cost of purchase and assembly.

Over the past few years, the MicoSplatch™ Series antennas by the Antenna Factor part of Linx has become extremely popular. Now on tape and reel, customers can appreciate the added savings of this product in their production lines as well as reduce impact on the environment with improved packaging options. – Kris Lafko, VP of Marketing and Sales

About the MicroSplatch™ Antenna

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.

Features

  • Ultra-compact package (9.6 mm x 8.4 mm x 1.1 mm)
  • Excellent performance with smallest ground plane (40 mm x 20 mm)
  • Resistant to proximity effect
  • Omnidirectional radiation pattern
  • Direct surface-mount PCB attachment
  • Reflow- or hand-solder assembly
  • High gain (2.7 dBi at 2.4 GHz, 3.7 dBi at 5.8 GHz)
  • High efficiency (66% at 2.4 GHz, 69% at 5.8 GHz)

Applications

  • Single- and dual-band WiFi/WLAN/802.11
  • Bluetooth® and ZigBee®
  • Smart Home networking
  • Sensing and remote monitoring
  • Hand-held devices
  • Internet of Things (IoT) devices
  • U-NII and ISM applications

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 403MHz, 418MHz, 433MHz, 868MHz, 916MHz and 2.4GHz bands. Custom designs within the 400MHz–3GHz 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 on tape and reel, call Linx at +1 800 736 6677 (+1 541 471 6256 outside the United States) or visit www.linxtechnologies.com.

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