STANDARD ANTENNA INTEGRATION
Why to integrate standard antenna?
Because you need to get your product to the market fast. Developing hardware products is expensive and the longer your product is being develop the more capital is tied before your product start to generate money.
With standard antennas you can speed up the process while achieving good RF performance and get you amazing product out to your customers to enjoy.
When you should select off-the-self antenna?
Standard off-the-self antenna will serve you well as long as you can follow the instructions of antenna manufacturer when it comes to placing the antenna and clearance of the antenna. These instructions are not nice-to-have guidance but instead not following them will render the component useless.
If you are planning to mold your device or fill it with potting material you need to be careful with your selection. While some off-the-self components will work with certain materials others won’t.
If your product has small initial manufacturing volume and high uncertainty of future volumes, you would like to avoid high up-front costs by using standard antenna.
Our recent article helps you to decide on whether to design a custom antenna or integrate an off-the-shelf antenna.
The Design Process
Radientum helps device makers to integrate off-the-self antenna components using our agile antenna design process. When using standard antenna, you don’t need to spend designing the antenna structure but largest part of integrated antenna design is actually designing the environment, the rest of the device.
Process starts with feasibility study or concept where the antenna component is selected and location is selected. The possibility to follow antenna manufacturers reference design is critical selection criteria but things such as PCB size and cover materials can be altered thanks to our simulation-driven antenna design.
We can simulate components from various manufacturers and provide accurate performance forecast for different design choices. This allows you to make decision based on data and avoid costly design changes with prototypes.
Why Choose Radientum’s integration Approach
Antenna manufacturers can give support for integration to their customers but the support is limited to their products. Radientum is independent from antenna manufacturer and therefore we are not biased towards using a certain component. We provide you the data to make informed decisions and help you to release the full potential of standard antenna component. You can use components from various manufacturers and we will support you with all of them. This is very important when placing several antennas in small space because the antennas can easily interfere with each other.
Our Design Experience with Custom Antennas
Since 2015, Radientum’s antenna experts have successfully delivered more than 200 antenna and RF projects and helped more than 100 companies in all things antenna. With 100 years of combined antenna design and product development experience, we can help you in a broad range of custom-antenna design assignments, from wireless consumer handhelds, wearables, and hearables to all types of industrial devices and appliances.
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You have a vision of a wireless product. So, you know how the product should look like, what materials will be used, what’s the desired connectivity experience, and more. The first thing is to find out how these requirements affect antenna design and is the vision realistic. Feasibility Study enables you to do just that!