This week’s Product Roundup highlights antennas from leading connectivity suppliers.
Heilind Electronics stocks Molex’s entire antenna product portfolio, which offers a wide range of dual-band, multi-band, ultra-wide-band, GPS, and cellular antennas with combo capabilities that provide advantages ranging from reducing engineering support at component design level to satisfying size and weight constraints, meeting cost targets, and both hastening and easing integration into the radio devices they operate with. The portfolio also continues to evolve to keep pace with the development of M2M, IoT, and consumer wearable technologies. It currently includes LTE cellular antennas that are compact, efficient, and available in multiple form factors to support cellular communications in various devices; GNSS/GPS antennas that cover multiple frequencies and communication protocols used in GNSS and GPS applications; and industrial, scientific, and medical (ISM) antennas that combine high RF performance with ease of integration in the 433, 868, and 915MHz frequency bands and compatibility with LoRa and Sigfox protocols. The portfolio also includes near-field communication (NFC) antennas with a simple peel-and-stick design that enables quick integration and optimum performance in RFID, Quick Pay, and rapid machined-to-machine sync and data exchange applications with both metal and non-metal substrates; ultra-thin IoT antennas designed for easy integration into Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, and WLAN devices; and external antennas that offer best-in-class RF performance in rugged, thermoplastic enclosures that are resistant to moisture, external thermal conditions, shock, and vibration and are easy to mount in a variety of locations.
Radiall offers a complete range of antennas dedicated to military and industrial applications including tactical radio, land and private mobile radio (LMR and PMR), vehicle, positioning, and telemetry applications. Its portfolio of defense and security antennas was developed in collaboration with military end users, covers frequency bands extending from 30MHz to 6GHz, including UHF, VHF, L-, and S-bands, and is available in several different form factors designed to be integrated into military handheld radios, manpacks, military vehicles, LMR and PMR systems, and positioning devices. This portfolio includes GNSS antennas, which are used for positioning applications and cover the GPS L1, GPS L1 and L2, Glonass, and Galileo bands. GNSS antennas are available in passive and active models that exhibit up to 28dBi gain performance and have robust stub or square patch form factors designed for easy