5G/4G wideband 400-6000MHz SMD Antenna

The Taoglas Reach Series PCS.46.A is a revolutionary 5G/4G wideband 400-6000MHz SMD Antenna. The PCS.46.A has been designed to cover band 87, 88, 74, 72 and 31 as well all other 5G and 4G bands, including all sub-6GHz deployments across the 400MHz to 6000MHz spectrum. The PCS.46.A has a small footprint of just 67 x 20mm and as it is manufactured from high grade FR4 PCB, it is lightweight, yet robust and it is supplied on tape and reel.

It also covers 3G/ 2G bands to allow for fall-back when 5G/4G is not available. The low profile size of just 1.5mm in height allows for installation where height is at a premium as opposed to other types of products such as ceramic antennas

Typical applications include
– Smart Metering – Connected Health
– Wearable Technologies – Payment Terminals

The patent pending design uses printed circuit board material and innovative design techniques to deliver the highest efficiencies at full LTE bands when mounted on the device’s main PCB. The PCS.46.A is suitable for lower cost 5G/4G applications, especially the applications include band 87, 88 74, 72 and 31 (410MHz to 466MHz), IoT projects requiring wide bandwidth, etc. It comes supplied on tape and reel to allow it to be mounted via ‘pick & place’ onto the PCB.

If tuning is required, it can also be tuned specifically depending on device environment. Contact your regional Taoglas customer support team for advice on integrating the PCS.46.A into your device.

Key Advatages

Highest efficiency in small footprint
A comparative antenna to the Reach, for example, metal/ceramic/FPC, would have much-reduced efficiency in this configuration due to their high substrate loss at high frequencies. Very high efficiency antennas are critical to 5G/4G devices ability to deliver the stated data-speed rates of systems such as 5G /4G.

Covering Wideband 400-6000MHz
Continously covering 400MHz – 960MHz plus 1427MHz – 6000MHz with sufficient efficiency in small footprint . Good for full band applications, especially include lower frequency bands, shuch as 400MHz to 466MHz.

Low profile
Many applications, especially lower frequency bands require very large mechanical size to work efficiently, which occupys the usable PCB space. A lot of lower frequency bands application have been abandoned due to antenna size being too big. However the size of PCS.46 is only 67mm X 20mm, and if accounting for the 4mm keep out area, the total area consumed on the PCB is 67mmX20mm = 1340mm² (13.4cm²). It opens a broad door for lower band applications, because the antenna is relatively very small with high efficiency.

The high radiation efficiency of the Reach over its entire operating bandwidth means that the total efficiency is only limited by the impedance mismatch loss. As a result, this antenna has been optimized via a matching network to 400MHz – 960MHz and 1400MHz – 6000MHz with the typical efficiencies of 50% and 65% respectively.

More resistant to detuning compared to other antenna integrations
If tuning is required it can be tuned for the device environment using a matching circuit, or other techniques on the main PCB itself. There is no need for new tooling, thereby saving money if customization is required.

Surface Mount Device (SMD)
Direct mount, ‘on-board’ antennas save on labor, cable and connector costs, lead to higher integration yield rates and reduce losses in transmission.

Minimum Transmission and Reception Losses
These are kept to an absolute minimum resulting in much improved OTA (over the air), i.e. TRP (Total Radiated Power) / TIS (Total Isotropic Radiation), device performance compared to similar efficiency cable and connector antenna solutions. This means it is an ideal antenna to be used for devices that need to pass for example USA carrier network approvals.