LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS AMERICAS–Taoglas, a leading provider of IoT and automotive antenna and RF solutions, today announced a revolutionary breakthrough in antenna design that will deliver significantly increased antenna performance. This innovation is particularly suited to designs with shorter ground planes, allowing IoT and other device designers to bring to market a wider range of smaller devices that would otherwise not have been able to meet certain stringent carrier certification requirements. Taoglas will showcase its patent-pending Taoglas Boost technology at Mobile World Congress Americas (Booth S.2606), being held September 12-14 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
The device size versus performance dilemma has long been an issue in the IoT industry. It affects aesthetics, power consumption, costs and use cases. Due to the migration to 4G cellular networks, additional frequency bands are used by network providers to increase service level speeds and throughput. Many IoT devices require that antennas be able to send and receive efficiently at all bands to be globally compliant, without the need to change antennas based on region. Devices may also require 2G/3G fall-back. Traditionally this is achieved by increasing the ground-plane length of the board the antenna is mounted on. As a result, many devices are larger than is required—or practical—for the application they serve.
Taoglas Boost has addressed this challenge by utilizing a new technique to alter the electrical delay in the ground plane to improve efficiency at the lower frequencies (600 to 1000 MHz) typically used for cellular applications. The modification can be implemented in the “keep-out” area of the antenna, the area on the host circuit board reserved for antenna placement, causing minimal impact to the designer in terms of antenna integration.
A tuning feature is integrated into the design to allow for quick optimization as Taoglas Boost is implemented in a customer device. The result is an up to 2 dB of antenna efficiency improvement on the same ground plane length compared to traditional technology. Extra antenna gain improves any system-level gain but this improvement can be particularly useful to meeting over-the-air (OTA) requirements for size-constrained devices commonly found in M2M and IoT applications. This new invention and technology can be implemented with any onboard antenna.
“As a leading RF and antenna provider for IoT, Taoglas has long seen the demands smaller device sizes and increased power consumption place on antenna design,” said Jeff Shamblin, vice president of engineering, Taoglas. “This patent-pending breakthrough, developed by our team of engineers, tricks the antenna into seeing a longer ground plane, hence increasing antenna efficiency. Taoglas Boost is provided at no additional cost for use with Taoglas antennas, providing our customers 1 or more dBs of performance for free.”
For more information about Taoglas Boost and its integration with Taoglas’ antennas, visit www.Taoglas.com, or visit Taoglas at Mobile World Congress Americas, September 12-14, 2018, in booth 2606 in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Taoglas provides advanced antenna and RF solutions to the world’s leading wireless and IoT companies. With eight world-class design, support and test centers in Ireland, Germany, Taiwan, China and the USA, Taoglas works with its customers to provide the best solution for their unique antenna and RF challenges, quickly and easily. In-house manufacturing in Taiwan and USA enable us to deliver the highest quality products. Our team of professionals live and breathe RF solutions, with expertise and experience across different wireless and IoT use cases, from LTE to GNSS, DSRC, and NFC and beyond to 5G. This expertise is proven in the huge number of success stories across a variety of applications, including Telematics, Automotive, Metering, Smart Grid, Wearables, Medical Devices, Remote Monitoring, and High-Speed Video Broadcasting. For more information, visit www.taoglas.com.