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FM chip antenna aims mobile applications

Posted: 11 Mar 2009     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:FM chip antenna  FM broadcast  reception bandwidth  low-frequency antennas 

Yageo Corp. has revealed a miniature 2405 FM chip antenna for mobile applications. The 2405 FM chip antenna, having improved on drawbacks inherent in the narrow bandwidth of traditional low-frequency antennas, is set to replace external connection mechanism of traditional FM antenna with built-in capability in mobile devices.

Featuring reception bandwidth between 88MHz to 108MHz and low-frequency reception performance,the 2405 FM chip antenna supports central frequency of 98MHz. With 25mm x 4mm x 61mm in dimension, the new 2405 FM chip antenna requires merely 50 per cent clearance of traditional antenna, thereby enabling it to be fully integrated in miniaturised portable electronic devices such as mobile phones, smart phones or notebooks. Mass production is slated to start in Q1 09 with an estimated initial shipment of 10 lakh pieces per month.

"Increasing requirements for integrated functions in portable electronic products has continued to underpin growth in the overall component market," said Vincent Hu, president of Yageo global sales business group. "Aside from new technology development, the ability to enhance existing functions will also be a major driver for market expansion. FM broadcast capabilities are already a standard function in audio-visual products."

According to Strategy Analytics, FM broadcast capabilities will become a value-added feature in all 2G and 3G mobile phones. As FM radio stations rush to churn out more dynamic programs, Strategy Analytics estimates that one in every two mobile phones sold in the market worldwide will come with FM broadcast capabilities before 2010.

- Henri Arnold
EE Times Europe

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