NFC Stamp Antenna Enables Integration with Penta-band Antenna in Single Module
Published on: 2nd Nov 2010
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Pulse, a Technitrol company has launched its new NFC stamp antenna for mobile phones and portable wireless devices. This 15mm x 20mm x 5mm antenna can be integrated with a main antenna so they both fit inside a 40mm x 21mm x 5mm module, enabling both 13.56 MHz NFC communication and frequency ranges of 824 960MHZ and 1710 2170MHz for wireless connectivity using GSM and WCDMA in the same device.
"Despite its small size, our new NFC antennas open many possibilities for additional mechanical integration of speakers for audio, cameras, camera windows, flash, LEDs, and other options to the antenna module within these devices and can be tailored for each customer's design," explained Maritta Timosaari, director of sales and marketing for Pulse Mobile Products Division.
Pulse's NFC stamp antenna read tags with diameters ranging from 15mm to 65mm at distances ranging from 5mm to 20mm, which cannot be read with a large loop antenna (size 110x42mm). When comparing the performance with rectangular tags measuring up to 86x53mm, the performance is comparable to that of a large loop antenna (size 110x42mm).