Stamped metal antennas support space-saving PIFA antenna technology

Abracon has announced that its OnBoard stamped metal antennas support the planar inverted F antenna (PIFA) technology, which saves space and provides reliable connectivity for short-range wireless, mobile phone and satellite positioning technologies.

OnBoard antennas from Abracon provide robust connectivity, and are well suited to wearable devices and other space-constrained products.

A surface-mount PIFA antenna is positioned above and parallel to the PCB, so the only space which the antenna occupies on the board is the sockets of the mounting pins. The space savings afforded by an OnBoard PIFA antenna make it ideal for use in small products such as wearable devices. 

The OnBoard antennas from Abracon provide excellent RF performance in real-world operating conditions. Key features include: 

  • Stable resonance frequency in the presence of interfering objects nearby
  • Omnidirectional operation with mixed polarization
  • High efficiency when operating close to metal or the human body

OnBoard antennas from Abracon can be used to provide connectivity for various RF protocols, including Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi®, 2G/3G/4G mobile, and GNSS satellite positioning systems.

Part NumberFrequency RangePeak Gain (dBi)Dimensions (mm)
PRO-OB-5362.4 GHz and 5 GHz2.714.2 x 6.6 x 2.5
PRO-OB-4402.4 GHz4.913.75 x 5.23 x 3.5
PRO-OB-6072.4 GHz-0.69.9 x 4.3 x 2.0
PRO-OB-430GNSS frequencies0.712.50 x 12.43 x 3.33
PRO-OB-572791-960 kHz, 1,710-2,170 kHz2.250 x 25 x 10
PRO-OB-471868/915 kHz, 2.4 GHz2.434 x 11.5 x 4.9
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