Richardson RFPD Introduces Dual-band GNSS/BT Embedded Antenna for IoT from Fractus Antennas

DUO mXTEND™ antenna booster meets small space requirements

July 27, 2020 – Geneva, Ill.: Richardson RFPD, Inc., an Arrow Electronics company, announced today the availability and full design support capabilities for the DUO mXTEND™ dual-band embedded antenna from Fractus Antennas S.A.

The DUO mXTEND antenna booster is part of a new generation of antenna solutions based on Fractus Antennas’ Virtual Antenna™ technology. This technology enables replacing conventional and custom antenna solutions with a new class of antenna boosters, including miniature and offthe-shelf chip antenna components. These new multiband, multipurpose chip antennas fit in a variety of wireless platforms. This enables simpler, faster and less expensive designs versus custom solutions.

The DUO mXTEND also incorporates a revolutionary design approach that eliminates the need for clearance area beyond its already-reduced footprint. The combination of these two miniaturizing features makes DUO mXTEND an ideal solution for small and portable tracking devices, further eliminating the need for custom antenna development.

This miniature, high-efficiency antenna is versatile and can be optimized for a variety of requirements through external matching networks.

The DUO mXTEND is ideally suited for GPS/GALILEO/GLONASS/BeiDou modules, smart tracking devices, sport navigators, handsets and smartphones, tablets, digital cameras, and smartwatches and wearables.

Additional key features of the DUO mXTEND include:

  • Average efficiency: > 60% @ 1561 MHz, > 70% @ 1575 MHz, > 60% @ 1598-1606 MHz
  • Peak gain: 1.6 dBi @ 1561 MHz, 1.8 dBi @ 1575 MHz, 1.1 dBi @ 1598-1606 MHz
  • VSWR: < 2.5:1
  • Radiation pattern: Omnidirectional. Satellite signals are tracked regardless of the relative position, attitude and orientation of the tracking device.
  • Weight (approx.): 0.11 g
  • Temperature: -40 to +125 ºC
  • Impedance: 50 Ω
  • Dimensions: 7.0 mm x 3.0 mm x 2.0 mm

Fractus Antennas offers a free design service that will test the DUO mXTEND in a given device. The NN Wireless Fast-Track service promises a 24-hour turnaround of a chip antenna design and custom matching network for the device. 

To find more information or to purchase this product today online, visit the Fractus Antennas DUO mXTEND webpage. The device is also available by calling 1-800-737-6937 (within North America) or find a local sales engineer (worldwide) at Local Sales Support. To learn about additional products from Fractus Antennas, visit the Fractus Antennas storefront webpage.

About Richardson RFPD
Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Electronics company, is a global leader in the RF, wireless, IoT and power technologies markets. It brings relationships with many of the industry’s top radio frequency and power component suppliers. Whether it’s designing components or engineering complete solutions, Richardson RFPD’s worldwide design centers and technical sales team provide comprehensive support for customers’ go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production. More information is available online at Follow Richardson RFPD on Twitter at To subscribe to Richardson RFPD’s New Products e-newsletter, visit

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