Laird has developed a new flexible, adhesive-backed PIFA antenna, an industry-first design specifically optimised for installation on metal surfaces. The mFlexPIFA™ can be placed directly on curved or straight metal objects. This important innovation is great news for our Glyn customers. As Alan Suyko highlights, “Most antennas cannot be mounted on a metal surface as it detunes their frequency and changes their performance, so this recent development in antennas will have a wide variety of applications.”
It is ideal for embedded applications with metal enclosures and components as it provides the best possible antenna gain and performance in a wide range of enclosures and is available in a 2.4GHz version for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee, Thread, and general ISM applications.
The mFlexPIFA joins Laird’s family of antenna solutions designed to provide unmatched flexibility and solve real-world antenna design challenges that traditional antenna products simply cannot. Typically, placing an antenna near metal surfaces will detune the antenna, but the mFlexPIFA addresses this critical technical challenge.
- Specifically tuned for direct mounting to metal surfaces
- Ability to be flexed in either concave or convex directions without sacrificing antenna performance, providing more flexibility in the placement of your antenna
- Small size and adhesive-backing give further mounting flexibility within your product design
See more details of the technical specifications here.
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