Multilayer ceramic-chip antenna facilitates miniaturization

Brooks, Tom
October 2004
Portable Design;Oct2004, Vol. 10 Issue 10, p30
The wireless communications industry in the U.S. has grown exponentially, resulting in hundreds of millions of people exchanging information using pagers, cell phones, and other messaging services. In this article, the author focuses on the development of lower-cost miniaturized components to keep pace with the explosive wireless market. The antenna, a key component in mobile communications, is no exception. In addition to reduced cost, size, and weight, wireless antennas are expected to provide high gain and broad bandwidth. New antenna designs meet the specifications for high-speed wireless communications and fulfill the size, profile, and performance requirements of mobile RF equipment designers.


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