New UWB Antennas Offer High Efficiency and Omni-directional Coverage

Press Release Summary:

  • Enables high precision positioning and angle-of-arrival applications for low-power sensors, anchors and tags
  • Supports worldwide operation on UWB channel 5 and channel 9
  • Designed to support industry leading UWB transceivers including the Qorvo DW3000

 

 


Original Press Release:

The Antenna Company Launches Ultra-wideband (UWB) Antennas Enabling Precise Real-time Location Services

Antenna Company joins FiRa Consortium as Adopter member to expand UWB ecosystem

Eindhoven, The Netherlands – March 4, 2021 -- The Antenna Company, a specialist in the design of high-performance embedded antennas, today announced a family of ultra-wideband (UWB) antennas to enable high precision positioning and angle-of-arrival applications for low-power sensors, anchors, and tags. The antennas support worldwide operation on UWB channel 5 (6.5 GHz) and channel 9 (8 GHz). 

UWB technology enables a location accuracy of 10-cm for real-time location services such as access control, asset tracking, peer-to-peer communication and contact tracing. Applications which utilize 2-way ranging (TWR), Time-Difference of Arrival (TDoA) or Phase Difference of Arrival (PDoA) are also supported.

The UWB antennas from Antenna Company offer high efficiency and omni-directional coverage. The antennas are designed to support industry leading UWB transceivers including the Qorvo DW3000.

Antenna Company’s UWB product line-up includes the following options:

  • AC71006 - PCB antenna suitable for surface-mount attachment to main PCB
  • AC71016 - PCB antenna with SMA connector
  • AC71026 - PCB antenna with micro-coaxial cable and connector
  • AC71046 - PCB dual-antenna with optimized spacing for PDoA applications

“The UWB antenna products announced today improve the spatial awareness of UWB systems, support global frequency bands, and enable ease of integration into OEM devices,” said company CEO David Favreau. 

The Antenna Company also announces it has joined the FiRaTM Consortium to promote the adoption of UWB technology.

“We welcome The Antenna Company’s membership in the FiRa Consortium,” said Charlie Zhang, Board Chair at the FiRa Consortium and Senior Vice President, Engineering, Samsung Research America. “The UWB ecosystem benefits from the availability of diverse antenna solutions to realize the many use cases enabled by UWB’s secure ranging capabilities.”

The AC710X6 products are currently sampling and are available for customer evaluation. To request more information, and to discuss your specific system requirements, please contact The Antenna Company at information@antennacompany.com

About The Antenna Company

The Antenna Company is an antenna systems provider that delivers high-performance solutions based on proprietary design principles, advanced materials and RF system expertise. Our patented technology achieves superior performance over conventional antenna solutions in the market. The company’s mission is to enable its Enterprise, Consumer and IoT customers to offer the best end-user experience by providing innovative and novel antenna system solutions. The Antenna Company provides standard and customized solutions to OEM and ODM customers worldwide for Wi-Fi, GNSS, LTE, UWB, CBRS and 5G technologies. Antenna Company is headquartered in the Netherlands with sales offices in the US and Asia.

For more information, please visit http://www.antennacompany.com

About FiRa Consortium

Headquartered in Beaverton, OR, the FiRa Consortium is a member-driven organization dedicated to the development and widespread adoption of seamless user experiences using the secured fine ranging and positioning capabilities of Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technologies. To learn more about the FiRa Consortium, visit www.firaconsortium.org.

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