Chip Antenna Tackles Embedded Systems

Nov. 11, 2010
The Indica A10381 is a chip-sized 2.4-GHz antenna from Antenova Ltd. designed for ease of integration into wireless devices, notably for use around electronic shelf labels (ESLs). The chip antenna, which measures 3.3 x 1.6 x 0.65 mm and weighs less than ...

The Indica A10381 is a chip-sized 2.4-GHz antenna from Antenova Ltd. designed for ease of integration into wireless devices, notably for use around electronic shelf labels (ESLs). The chip antenna, which measures 3.3 x 1.6 x 0.65 mm and weighs less than 0.016 g, features 70-percent efficiency. It is suitable for all 2.4-GHz applications such as Bluetooth wireless headsets and the new generation of Bluetooth Low Energy medical devices.

According to Greg McCray, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Antenova, "The ESL market for retail stores alone is projected to be in the region of 5 billion units in North America and 10 billion units globally. Indica A10381 is extremely well suited for ESL devices, not only because of its very small size but because it performs especially well in the proximity of metal objects such as metal shelving and product tins."

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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