We are not committed to one material technology. We use a wide variety of materials and are constantly researching the latest developments. We ship antennas made from high grade ceramics, FR4, metal, fiberglass, PTFE, mylar and flexible PCB.
Taoglas is the worldwide leader of high performance surface mounted antenna solutions for M2M & IoT with unique (patent-pending) products for cellular, GPS, Wi-Fi and other ISM band antennas. These products are delivered on tape and reel and connect to our customers’ devices during the standard reflow process. We are the first in the market to provide automotive-approved SMT GPS patch antenna products and also unique multi-band cellular antennas that achieve high efficiency and performance off the shelf in a small footprint.
We select the antenna design that is right for the individual project, application or market; PIFA antennas, monopoles, dipoles, loop antennas etc. We are not limited by design methodology, we use software and practical tried and tested procedures to deliver the most effective and efficient antenna. This means we are also not limited by antenna frequency we have the ability to deliver all antennas for the project. For the device itself you may need to have multiple antenna types GPS, multi band cellular, diversity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, RFID etc. It is best to have one antenna company provide all the antennas because it cuts development time by half while also availing of bulk buying discounts.
We can design and deliver an antenna at any frequency and we have a huge amount of experience in being challenged to design with small spaces and high target specifications. This means we can provide full antenna network solutions – base station antennas, external/remote/mobile and embedded antennas.
Taoglas employees have built up years of practical international experience in different markets, and have worked on thousands of custom M2M devices.
Simply put, we know what designs work and what do not. We also stay close to M2M module developments and tradeshows so we can keep our product line as close as possible to ever changing market demands. We work with the leading certified test labs so we are fully aware of wireless device approvals and test methods.
Taoglas antennas are tested in the industry’s most advanced CTIA approved test chambers, the very same ones that the world’s automobile, mobile phone and notebook companies use to qualify the RF performance of their antennas.
Unlike other antenna companies we show the real test results and conditions they were tested in. Antenna performance will change if any parameter of the antenna or environment is changed. For omni-directional antennas the average gain over 360 degrees, also known as efficiency, is the only proper indicator of antenna performance.
A single peak gain figure used by most of our competitors are not indicative of real performance for omni-directional antennas as they only give the gain at one particular angle or plane and mounting condition for one frequency point only.
You will often see antennas with peak gain of 2dBi listed, however this is largely meaningless as the average gain will be much lower, and it is average gain that influences the power and sensitivity of your product, not the peak gain.
In contrast Taoglas antenna specifications show average gain, efficiency and peak gain across the whole frequency band.
Changing a cable type, length, will also change the gain of any antenna. We are committed to being honest and open in our specifications. It is recommended never to rely on an antenna specification as a guarantee of antenna performance. It is advised to try different antennas in real life test conditions, or ask a Taoglas representative and we will gladly test our antenna with your product and compare to a competitor’s antenna in your product to get the real test results.