Abracon Releases APAE Series of Passive Patch Antennas

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A globally preferred, leading supplier of frequency control and magnetic components, Abracon Corporation introduces a series of Passive Patch Antennas for GPS, RFID, SDARS and GLONASS applications.

Abracon APAE Series of Passive Patch Antennas

The APAE series of Passive Patch Antennas provides a low cost system level solution for GPS, RFID, SDARS, and GLONASS based architectures.

A globally preferred, leading supplier of frequency control and magnetic components, Abracon Corporation introduces a series of Passive Patch Antennas for GPS, RFID, SDARS and GLONASS applications.

The APAE series of Passive Patch Antennas provides a low cost system level solution for GPS, RFID, SDARS, and GLONASS based architectures.

  • A Patch Antenna is a type of low profile radio antenna that is ideal for applications in which the antenna sits on a flat surface.
  • Patch Antennas are flat, lightweight, inexpensive and easy to mount.
  • Electrical connection with PCB is reached by soldering the silver pin through the hole on the PCB. Subsequently, the RF signal propagates through the PCB to excite the Patch Antenna.
  • GPS and GLONASS Patch Antennas are commonly used in automotive navigation, cell phones and laptops. GLONASS, which is an alternative to the United States' GPS, is most popular in Russia.
  • GPS Passive Patch Antennas are used when the GPS receiver's line-of- sight is blocked. For example, a car’s windshield can block signals from reaching the GPS receiver. A Passive Patch Antenna placed atop the car can easily decipher the signals and transmit them to the GPS receiver.
  • SDARS’s (Satellite Digital Audio Radio Services) Patch Antenna is used in satellite radios such as Sirius Radio.
  • RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) antennas operate using specific radio frequencies. In the United States, 915MHz is popular, while in Europe, 868MHz RFID Patch Antennas are utilized.
  • Patch Antennas should be tuned to the ground-plane (PCB) on which they are mounted.

Abracon offers an optimization service for the tuning of the standard Patch Antennas; customers should review the standard parts and then rely on Abracon in their NPI phase to optimize the solution and obtain a custom part number.

The APAE Series of Passive Patch Antennas is available through Abracon's Global Distribution partners at a competitive distribution resale.

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For technical assistance with this product, please contact Abracon Corporation at tech-support(at)abracon(dot)com.

Abracon Corporation was established in 1992 with the vision of becoming a top tier global manufacturer of Frequency Control, Signal Conditioning, Clock Distribution and Magnetic Components with local design and technical support. Abracon provides its customers with high quality products, competitive pricing, timely delivery, reliable engineering and technical support, plus production flexibility worldwide.

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