Miniature hexaband surface mount antenna

TPA.25A-2aoglas releases the first miniature hexaband surface mount antenna with efficiencies of over 50% on all bands

Automotive, Telemedical and Tracking Applications Now Benefit from an Antenna with Higher Efficiency allowing for Lower Power Consumption, Enhanced Reception and Transmission.

Escondido, CA – Taoglas, the leading M2M antenna provider, today officially announced its new PA.25A “Anam” antenna. The PA.25A is the first hexaband surface mount antenna (SMT) that delivers efficiency of over 50% on all bands in a design that is significantly smaller than current market designs. This multi-band cellular antenna covers all worldwide cellular bands including 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 and 2100Mhz for GSM, CDMA, DCS, PCS, WCDMA, UMTS, HSDPA, GPRS and EDGE. The PA.25A is unique in the market for the combination of over 50% efficiency on all bands, coupled with a more reliable connection allowing for better reception, transmission, sensitivity and power consumption.

The PA.25A, has many advantages over existing technologies in the market. The antenna is delivered on tape and reel and can be surface mounted saving on assembly costs and delivering greater performance consistency. At a size of 36*6*5mm, it has one of the highest efficiencies of a small-scale multiband antenna enabling customers to achieve greater device performance and sensitivity in areas of low signal, and a consistent reliable connection to all cellular networks. Added to this, the PA.25A is made of high-grade ceramic and is extremely robust and durable for use in extreme environments such as the automotive industry. It can be integrated off the shelf without the need for customisation.

“The PA.25A is the result of years of intensive research and development into high grade ceramic formulas and getting lower cellular bands designed into small form factors,” said Dermot O’Shea, Director, Taoglas. “This antenna is unique in the market – no other SMT antenna can match the PA.25A for the combination of size, durability, frequency range and efficiencies of over 50% on all bands. Companies with LBS, telematics, tracking, telemedicine and automotive applications can now benefit from an antenna that can be used for reliable tracking, fleet management, vehicle diagnostics, remote monitoring and also in the emerging telemedical diagnostic market.”

The PA.25A builds on the success of Taoglas’ previous antenna version the first SMD PA.22 tri-band antenna. It is a PIFA antenna and is particularly suited for mounting on the edge of a device’s main-board/PCB.

The PA.25A is resistant to detuning compared to metal, FR4 or FPC and with a rectangular shape, this antenna is easy to integrate into existing designs. The PA.25A is available immediately. Read the full press release.