This gallery appeared in Electronic Design and has been published here with permission.
Today’s world relies heavily on communication technologies, with nearly every industry sector, economy, and daily operations embracing wireless and mobile devices. From banking to agriculture to transportation and healthcare, telecom and communications play a vital role in keeping everything and everyone connected. It’s been 15 years since the introduction of LTE (Long-Term Evolution), which became a staple of wireless communication around the globe. It’s helped pave the way for next-gen communications standards such as 5G and Wi-Fi 6/E.
None of the fast data throughputs would be possible if antenna technologies didn’t evolve alongside the mobile devices we rely on daily. The latest antennas can take advantage of the higher frequency ranges required for 4G/LTE, 5G, and even the 6G standard expected to launch by 2030. In this gallery, we’ll look at a few of the latest antenna developments, types, and their respective applications and features.