PIFA antenna targets Wi-Fi MIMO applications

27th August 2018
Posted By : Mick Elliott
PIFA antenna targets Wi-Fi MIMO applications

The FlexMIMO dual-band MIMO antenna from Laird is available at Mouser Electronics. It is said to be the first flexible PIFA antenna for 802.11 Wi-Fi multiple input/multiple output (MIMO) applications. It includes two integrated 2.4/5GHz dual-band antenna elements specifically designed for MIMO applications, such as automated equipment, medical devices, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

The Laird FlexMIMO dual-band MIMO antenna is based on a Planar Inverted-F Antenna (PIFA) structure, comprised of two mylar antenna elements with a foam core, resulting in a low-profile, flexible antenna.

Laird’s patented, flexible PIFA antenna structure allows for the use of the antenna on flat and curved surfaces, providing greater flexibility in design and excellent antenna gain and performance.

The FlexMIMO has low envelope correlation coefficients (ECC) performance, enabling best-in-class throughput and range performance.

Designers can pair the antenna with Laird’s 60 Series Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules, which offer hardware designed for 802.11ac, 2×2 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2, and Bluetooth 5 on one low-power device.

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