Wi-Fi Transparent Antenna using pioneering nanotube technology

TFX257.A

Wi-Fi (including Wi-Fi 6) 2.4-2.5, 4.9-5.8, 5.9-7.125GHz
Transparent – Ultra Low Profile
Dimensions: 32mm * 114mm
Connector: FAKRA Code I (M) Beige
RoHS & Reach Compliant

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TFX257.A

Wi-Fi Transparent Antenna using pioneering nanotube technology

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Overview

Wi-Fi Transparent Antenna using pioneering nanotube technology

The TFX257 is a first of its kind, transparent antenna designed to cover the entire spectrum of Wi-Fi bands. The TFX257 has been expertly engineered by Taoglas with innovation in mind, the design is based on our excellent design history in pioneering flexible PCB antenna technology. TFX257 is supplied with pre adhered adhesive for ease of installation and has an enclosed carrier terminated with a FAKRA connector.

The transparent flexible antennas are an alternative to standard Flexible PCB antennas where the user may want to install an antenna in a covert area or on a surface, they may want to keep visible. The performance of the antenna is based on the environment where it is placed, care should be taken to mount at least 20mm from metal components where possible.

Typical Applications Include:
– Automotive and Commercial Transportation
– EV Charging and Parking Bays
– Digital Signage and Display screens
– Point Of Sale Kiosks

The installation of the TFX series follows a similar installation method to flexible PCB antennas, as detailed in this application note. As installing a transparent material may show obvious flaws/debris, take care to wipe the area clean before adhering the antenna. The flexible antenna can be disconnected from the body to make installation easier. Where support may be an issue, we would advise using a double-sided adhesive on the housing to ensure the housing body installation does not add any additional pull force to the antenna as this will affect the antennas performance and the adhesive’s performance. The feed is not designed to be load bearing and loads of over 0.5Kg can break or damage the feed resulting in the antenna disconnecting.

The TFX257 is connected via a FAKRA Code I male connector for ease of installation. If a custom connector is required please contact your regional Taoglas customer support team.

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TFX257.A

Wi-Fi Transparent Antenna using pioneering nanotube technology