Due to its rectangular shape and compact size the PA.26A is very easy to integrate and can be mounted directly on the edge of the PCB. Matching is accomplished using a pi network. Using SMT (on-board) antennas saves on labor, cable, and connector costs. SMT antennas also lead to higher integration yield rates, higher transmit power and higher sensitivity.
The PA.26A operates at all common 4G/3G/2G LTE bands; 698MHz to 960MHz, 1710MHz to 2700MHz.
- Telematics Control Unit (TCU)
- HD Video over LTE
- First Responder and Emergency Services
- Intelligent Transport Systems
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- High Definition Video Broadcast Systems
- Wireless LTE M2M Devices
- Medical Devices
The antenna dimensions and footprint are exactly the same as the PA.25A, providing customers with a drop-in conversion from 2G/3G to 4G systems. Care should be taken to follow layout instructions and place antenna on the edge of the board with adequate clearance to metal. Also, minimum ground-plane requirements must be met to achieve targeted efficiencies.