Custom antenna design

Antenna and RF Services

Taoglas offers the most comprehensive portfolio of antenna designs across 5G NR sub-6 GHz, 5G NR mmWave frequencies, 4G/3G/2G, GNSS, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth and other wireless technologies and have helped design and bring to market thousands of M2M and IoT solutions worldwide since 2004.

Whether its custom antenna design, off-the-shelf antenna selection, optimization or pre-certification we have expertise and innovative proprietary designs with many antenna types including monopole, dipole, loop, ceramic patch, PCB, flex PCB antennas, Laser - Direct Structuring (LDS), and beam steered MIMO antenna arrays.

Antenna and RF Services

Initial System Analysis

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Before you begin your project, Taoglas recommends you consult our Initial System Analysis, before proceeding to the design and testing phase, providing a typical workflow to guide you through each process, for your better understanding of our unique approach to the strategy, design, build, deployment and management of your needs.

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Design Capabilities

We understand the RF (Radio Frequency) challenges you will face bringing your device to market. Backed by years of experience, on thousands of successful projects, our team of engineers will guide you every step of the way – from the design concept, validation stage, RF simulation, production, and through to pre-certification testing.

Our world-class engineering team has a wide range of technical skills, including;

  • RF (Radio Frequency)

  • Electronics

  • PCB & hardware

  • Mechanical

  • Manufacturing & Production

  • Quality control

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New Technologies

Taoglas embraces new technologies, manufacturing techniques and introduces smart materials that enhance component and device performance and help reduce time to market and costs.

Alongside our traditional manufacturing methods, we have introduced Laser Direct Structuring (LDS) manufacturing and new materials, for example, Terrablast, used instead of traditional ceramic antennas where impact resistance and weight is an issue.

Additionally, Taoglas never compromises on quality and we are ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 certified. All of our products meet ROHS & Reach compliance.

New Technologies

LDS Antenna Technology

Laser Direct Structuring (LDS) is a process whereby an antenna can be designed and produced onto a 3-dimensional plastic carrier. This carrier can be a separate plastic entity or an existing integral part of the customer’s product’s housing.

Taoglas is offering LDS Technology to address customer needs for smaller, high performance products with integrated LDS antennas in the Automotive and Wearables markets.

LDS Technology allows an antenna design to be directly placed onto the surface of a molded plastic part, which can become part of the planner enclosure for the finished product or sub-assembly.

LDS Antenna Technology

Sub-6 GHz and mmWave Frequencies

5G NR Antenna Technology

Our 5G NR Sub-6 GHz portfolio covers global cellular technology bands with embedded and external antennas as well as combination antennas including GNSS, Wi-Fi and other protocols. We have numerous off-the-shelf, high-performance products in multiple form factors available today.

As the 5G NR mmWave market is starting to emerge globally, our high-performance and cost-competitive subsystem will help solidify a broader and faster deployment of the technology. We have prototyped and tested numerous patented array subsystem designs with five different chipset OEMs and are helping resolve some of the most complex antenna design scenarios with our strategic IC partners.

Our Quantum KHA16.24C smart antenna subsystem is the latest patent-pending 2D antenna array integrated into a multi-layer PCB that contains the RFICs and 16 antenna elements.

5G NR Antenna Technology

Our Design Process

Design Process

If you require a customized antenna solution, we have extensive experience in the design and production of a wide range of bespoke antenna solutions for a variety of applications.

From the very beginning of your project, our engineering team will work with you to evaluate your requirements. We then conceptualize a working solution and produce a functioning sample antenna to integrate and optimize within your device. With the use of our production supply lines and rapid prototyping, we can quickly deliver this design, which is then tested and evaluated for RF performance, DFM (Design For Manufacture) and DFA (Design For Assembly).

Once the RF solution has been determined, our team will work closely with you to ensure the finished product is refined and providing the optimal performance for your device.

Design Process

Design Resources

Using the latest 3D and 2D design software, our engineering team design, control and manage projects throughout their life cycle. To effortlessly integrate and simulate, Taoglas is delighted to provide our customers with files for our standard product range, which they can use to facilitate the integration of the antenna into their device.

Taoglas provides several design file formats for the various levels of integration such as 2D drawings (DXF/PDF), 3D models (STEP), and PCB files (Altium and CST) now with newly added antenna simulation files.

Design Resources

Design Files

• CST for designing, analyzing and optimizing RF components.
• 2D drawings & datasheets provide a detailed product overview.
• 3D STEP files can be added to your model to scope size, positioning, and interaction points.
• DXF and Altium files to allow direct integration of our antenna components onto your PCB design.
• HFSS simulation models allow you to simulate the impact of ground plane length and surrounding components in your device.

Design Files

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