Freedom FXP831 2.4/4.9-6.0GHz Flexible PCB Antenna
The FXP831 is a high efficiency, small, dual-band, dipole antenna for 2.4/4.9-6GHz band including DSRC, V2V, WiFi, Bluetooth, Zigbee and other applications in these bands. The FXP.831 has a peak gain of 2.5dBi at 2.4GHz and efficiencies of 56%, and 4.5dBi and 55% along bands 4.9GHz to 6GHz. This patented Taoglas antenna is unique in the market because it is made from poly-flexible material, has a tiny form factor (45*7*.01mm) and has double-sided 3M tape for easy “peel and stick” mounting.
The cable routes conveniently directly out of the bottom of the antenna, reducing the volume the antenna takes up in the device to an absolute minimum compared to other designs. The FXP.831 is the ideal all-round antenna solution for squeezing into narrow spaces and still maintaining high performance, for example on the inside top or adjacent side applied directly to the plastic housing of LCD devices.
Many module manufacturers specify peak gain limits for any antennas that are to be connected to that module. Those peak gain limits are based on free-space conditions. In practice, the peak gain of an antenna tested in free-space can degrade by at least 1 or 2dBi when put inside a device. So ideally you should go for a slightly higher peak gain antenna than mentioned on the module specification to compensate for this effect, giving you better performance.