14 March 2011 Dielectric antenna supports rapid design with fast application and pcb matching Acal Technology is sampling a new surface mount dielectric antenna from Advanced Crystal Technology which it says combines competitive pricing with a choice of compact footprints and the flexibility to be characterised for specific applications. According to the company, the ACTDAE1575R helps gps, wlan and bluetooth applications to achieve reductions in the size and cost of their end products as well as providing a viable second source alternative. It is available in five footprints ranging from 15 to 25mm square, or 13 x 12mm. With a standard operating frequency of 1575.42MHz and 50ohm impedance, the antenna is designed to provide bandwidths of 4 to 15MHz. Custom frequencies are also available. Acal claims fast matching of the tuning and ground planes to specific applications or pcbs allows the ACTDAE1575R to support accelerated design cycles. To further accelerate the transition through design and prototyping to full production, the company provides specialist support during development using its UK in house testing services for frequency control devices. These services include the testing of crystal and oscillator parameters and characteristics, shock and solderability testing and high temperature storage. Author Laura Hopperton Comment on this article Websites http://www.acaltechnology.com Companies Acal BFi UK Ltd This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. Enjoy this story? People who read this article also read... NIDays 2013 NIDays is a technical conference designed specifically for ... Read Article Southern Manufacturing This year, Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is set to be ... Read Article Claire Jeffreys, NEW Claire Jeffreys, events director, National Electronics Week, ... Read Article Microcontrollers deliver ... Microchip has launched what it describes as the 'world's lowest ... Read Article What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.