Indoor Centimeter Level Positioning Antenna

Courtesy of TaoglasAccura UWC.40 3~5GHz Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) SMD Chip Antenna

The Toaglas UWC.40 chip antenna, at 6*7*3 mm, is a small form factor Ultra-Wideband (UWB) antenna with high efficiencies across the pulsed UWB communications operational bands. It enables designers to use just one antenna to simultaneously cover all common UWB commercial bands, namely bands 1-4. UWC.40 provides a peak gain of 4 dBi and efficiencies of more than 80% across most of the UWB bandwidth.

The UWC.40 antenna is a durable ceramic antenna designed to be mounted directly to a PCB via standard SMT reflow process. It is an ideal choice for any device maker that needs to keep manufacturing costs down over the lifetime of a product. Care should be taken to mount the antenna at least 1mm from metal components or surfaces, and ideally 5mm for best Radiation efficiency. Nearby metal components should be as small as possible. The antenna will not work within fully enclosed metal enclosures. Minimum recommended ground plane size is 26 mm x 20 mm, and antenna to ground clearance is fixed to 2.5 mm and should not be changed.

Ultra-Wideband (also known as UWB) is a low power digital wireless technology for transmitting large amounts of digital data over a wide spectrum of frequency bands typically spanning more than 500MHz with very low power for short distances. The low power requirements of UWB mean increased battery life of sensors and tags leading to reduction in overall operational costs. Taoglas has developed various innovative and new-to-market flexible embedded UWB antennas designed for seamless integration on plastics and using highly flexible micro-coaxial cable mounting while achieving high performance where space is limited. Taoglas UWB series antennas have been designed for use with the recently launched Decawave ScenSor DW1000 module and are also compatible with any other UWB sensor modules on the market.

Note that any embedded antenna is subject to detuning and radiation efficiency decreases in any device environment. Taoglas has a range of services that can characterize the antenna performance in your device and also select and optimize the right antenna for your application. Subject to a minimum order quantity, a fully custom antenna can also be designed and supplied.

SMD Chip UWB Antenna
For European and USA UWB Applications
In Channels 1-4
– Automotive sensors
– Smart airbags
– Precision surveying
– Smart home and entertainment systems
– Centimeter Level Positioning

Frequency: 3.1-4.75GHz
Dimensions: 6*7*3mm
RoHS Compliant

The Accura UWC.40 is a tiny indoor centimeter-level positioning antenna with high efficiencies across the pulsed UWB communications bands.

With dimensions of only 6*7*3mm, the UWC.40 is a very small antenna which is reliable, and powerful with more than 80% efficiencies across most of the UWB bandwidth. This antenna can be used in applications such as automotive sensors, smart airbags, precision surveying, smart home and entertainment systems and with any other application requiring indoor centimeter-level tracking.

Read more about Taoglas’ Ultra Wideband Antenna Range below.

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