Murata : Low cost antennas target GPS, Bluetooth and WLAN -

Murata : Low cost antennas target GPS, Bluetooth and WLAN

Murata has developed a series of platform antennas for GPS, Bluetooth and WLAN 2.4GHz applications. Both On-GND and GND-clearance types are available. These standardised parts require little design resource compared to creating a customised design, and eliminate associated tooling costs. The series achieves high-performance in a tiny package size by using Murata’s high-Q dielectric ceramics.

Suitable applications for these antennas are mobile phones, PDAs, headsets, portable media players and other wireless equipment using GPS or Bluetooth.

Murata's unique feeding makes these antennas much more stable and immune to changes in the environment, for example when the device is held in one's hand. Murata has also developed a technology for tuning the antennas using PCB patterns and external circuits.

Designed to save space in consumer electronics applications, dimensions of each type of antenna are down to: 3.0 by 9.8 by 4.0mm (GPS On-GND type); 1.5 by 9.0 by 1.85mm (GPS GND-clearance type, exclusive of stripline circuit); 2.0 by 9.8 by 3.8mm (Bluetooth/WLAN On-GND type); or 1.6 by 3.2 by 1.2mm (Bluetooth/WLAN GND-clearance type, exclusive of stripline circuit).

For further information and reader enquiries:

Aya Tonooka, Murata Electronics (UK) Ltd., Oak House, Ancells Road, Ancells Business Park, Fleet, Hampshire GU51 2QW , United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1252 811666
Fax: +44 (0) 1252 811777

About Murata

Murata is a leading manufacturer of electronics components, modules, and devices. The complete range of this Ceramics Technology house includes ceramic capacitors, resistors/thermistors, inductors/chokes, ceramic resonators, buzzers, sensors and EMI suppression filters. Whilst the company gets 40% of its revenue from its ceramic capacitor products, it is also the world leader in Bluetooth & WiFi Modules, and a key manufacturer of power supplies. Murata also designs and manufactures mobile handset antenna families, piezoelectric actuators for fuel injection systems, short focal length ceramic lenses and speaker products.

Established in 1944, Murata is headquartered in Japan and has European offices in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Hungary.

Note: The above text is the public part of the press release obtained from the manufacturer (with minor modifications). EETimes Europe cannot be held responsible for the claims and statements made by the manufacturer. The text is intended as a supplement to the new product presentations in EETimes Europe magazine.

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