The Antenna Company announced a family of ultra-wideband (UWB) antennas to enable high precision positioning and angle-of-arrival applications for low-power sensors, anchors, and tags. The antennas support worldwide operation on UWB channel 5 (6.5 GHz) and channel 9 (8 GHz).
UWB technology enables a location accuracy of 10-cm for real-time location services such as access control, asset tracking, peer-to-peer communication and contact tracing. Applications which utilize 2-way ranging (TWR), Time-Difference of Arrival (TDoA) or Phase Difference of Arrival (PDoA) are also supported.
The UWB antennas from Antenna Company offer high efficiency and omni-directional coverage. The antennas are designed to support industry leading UWB transceivers including the Qorvo DW3000.
Antenna Company’s UWB product line-up includes the following options:
- AC71006 PCB antenna suitable for surface-mount attachment to main PCB
- AC71016 PCB antenna with SMA connector
- AC71026 PCB antenna with micro-coaxial cable and connector
- AC71046 PCB dual-antenna with optimized spacing for PDoA applications
The Antenna Company also announces it has joined the FiRaTM Consortium to promote the adoption of UWB technology.