05 Jun 2008

Fractus’ antenna to enable short-range wireless in new generation of electronic devices

New Micro Reach Xtend: ISM antenna supports all standards on the 2.4GHz band, including Bluetooth, Zigbee and Wi-Fi

Barcelona, XX June 2008 – Fractus, the pioneer developer of fractal antenna technology, has announced a new Micro Reach Xtend antenna for all standards on the ISM 2.4GHz band (including Bluetooth, Zigbee, and Wi-Fi). The antenna has been optimised for use in a new generation of wireless devices, such as headsets, handsets, laptops, USB dongles, network cards, and cameras.

The antenna is Fractus’ newest addition to the Micro Reach Xtend family for short range wireless products. It has been developed using patented fractal antenna technologies, meaning it requires minimal area on the PCB and is simple to integrate, making it easier for designers to wirelessly enable electronic devices and reduce end product dimensions.

“There is huge demand for a new generation of wireless-enabled devices, integrating new multimedia applications into such small devices has long been a challenge as electronic manufacturers were confronted with the high-costs of employing in-house RF experts,” said Josep Portabella, Products and Services Director at Fractus. “On the other hand, Fractus is also helping customers to minimize their time-to-market by reducing the time for the antenna integration and optimization”.

Using fractal geometry with its extremely economical use of space, Fractus has created a solution that offers the maximum performance-to-space ratio as well as reduced costs.
The antenna’s minimal size and simple integration give device designers and manufacturers more freedom to include compelling new features and services into more attractive and smaller devices being demanded in the consumer electronics market.

Additionally, Fractus can provide complete and competitive development support, testing and approval services to ensure the antenna is as effective as possible within a device, enabling product designers to concentrate on developing the device capabilities.
Notes for the editor:
Dimensions of the antenna: 4.1 x 2 x 1 mm³
Band: 2.4 GHz ISM
Connectivity: all standards on 2.4 GHz (including Wi-Fi, Zigbee and Bluetooth).