For any LTE application that requires an embedded antenna, the Taoglas PA26A Anam is a popular choice. It is a compact high-efficiency surface mount on board ceramic antenna. It covers all LTE bands globally and every category and is an excellent choice for anyone who requires best in class antenna performance in a small form factor. The antenna is already successful in many IoT applications particularly transportation, metering and medical device applications. This is down to its robustness, ultimate performance and easy surface mount application.
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.
Taoglas can ensure you integrate with success and get to market on time the first time. We provide optimization services for matching and active testing, so please contact your regional Taoglas design center for support, or download the datasheet.