Automotive Electronics

KYOCERA AVX unveils A-Series automotive antennas at CES 2024

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (January 9, 2023) – KYOCERA AVX released the new A-Series low-profile, surface-mount automotive antennas at CES 2024 in Las Vegas. CES is the most powerful tech event in the world — the proving ground for breakthrough technologies and global innovators — and KYOCERA AVX is exhibiting and offering new A-Series sample kits at Booth #10545 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center today, Tuesday, January 9, through this Friday, January 12.

However, the new A-Series low-profile SMT antennas are qualified according to AEC-Q200 standards. They also offer the industry’s widest range of AEC-Q200-compliant antennas for automotive applications, including wireless battery management systems, telematics control units, and vehicle access key fobs. They support a wide range of wireless technologies, including GNSS L1/L2/L5/L6, ISM, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth, cellular, LTE, 5G, and UWB. Moreover, they offer frequencies extending from 617MHz to 8.5GHz. Surface-mount devices are also designed to deliver superior RF field containment, improving performance in reception-critical applications. They are available in stamped metal, FR-4, ceramic chip, and ultra-small chip packages, all of which comply with RoHS.

The automotive industry quality standard AEC-Q200 does not encompass antenna products, but we conducted all testing for the A-Series devices in accordance with AEC-Q200 procedures and requirements. This includes performing automotive-grade testing for temperature cycling, mechanical shock, and vibration. The A-Series is also available with International Material Data System (IMDS) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) documentation valuable to automotive manufacturers.

Some of the new A-Series antennas also feature KYOCERA AVX’s Isolated Magnetic Dipole® (IMD) technology, which allows them to deliver higher functionality and performance in smaller and thinner designs. In addition, two of those antennas (the A1001013 and A1001011) can operate both on- and off-ground. This capability is critical for heavily metallic environments, such as wireless battery management systems (wBMS), where the antenna provides wireless communication between the battery cell monitor chip and the BMS control unit.

“The new A-Series provides automotive design engineers with reliable, high-performance antennas tested in accordance with AEC-Q200 standards. Moreover, manufacturers are already taking note,” said Carmen Redondo, Director of Global Marketing for Antennas at KYOCERA AVX. “One of the A-Series antennas, the A1001013, has been selected for inclusion in Analog Devices’ (ADI) wireless battery management system (wBMS) reference design, based in part on its unique ability to operate in both off-ground and on-ground environments.”

Global semiconductor leader ADI is committed to the development of a robust information ecosystem around EV battery data. Furthermore, ADI’s wBMS is currently being deployed across multiple EV platforms, boasts ISO 21434 Cybersecurity Assurance Level Four (CAL 4) certification and is an industry benchmark for RF robustness and efficiency. So, the inclusion of KYOCERA AVX A-Series antennas is evidence of their exceptionally high quality level.

The new A-Series antennas are currently available as the following part numbers:

• Technology: GNSS: GPS, Beidou, Galileo, Glonass
• Frequency: 1,559–1,563MHz, 1,559–1,591MHz, 1,575MHz, 1,593–1,610MHz, L1 / G1 / B1 / E1

• Technology: ISM, BLE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, WLAN
• Frequency: 2,400–2,485MHz, 802.11b/g

• Technology: BLE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 6E
• Frequency: 2,400–2,485MHz, 5,150–7125MHz, 802.1 a/b/g/n/ac/ax

A1004795 / A1004796
• Technology: 2G / 3G / 4G, Cellular, LTE, 5G Sub-6 GHz
• Frequency: 617–960MHz, 1,710–2,200MHz, 2,500–2,700MHz

AP822601 / AP822602
• Technology: 2G / 3G / 4G, Cellular, LTE, 5G Sub-6GHz
• Frequency: 698–960MHz, 1,710–2,700MHz, 3,300–3,800MHz

• Technology: ISM, BLE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, UWB
• Frequency: 2,400–2,485MHz, 802.11 b/g, 6,000–8,500MHz

• Technology: ISM, BLE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 6
• Frequency: 2,400–2,485MHz, 5,150–5,850MHz, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax

• Technology: GNSS: GPS, Beidou, Galileo, Glonass, L1/L2/L5/L6
• Frequency: 1,559–1,563MHz, 1,559–1,591MHz, 1,575MHz, 1,593–1,610MHz, 1,575.2MHz / 1,227.6MHz / 1,176.45MHz, L1 / G1 / B1 / E1, L1/L2/L5/L6

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