TRIO mXTEND™, the antenna designed to fit all IoT sizes

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Barcelona, November 21, 2019 – FRACTUS ANTENNAS has released a new application note to show how Virtual Antenna™ technology enables different IoT designs so easy that it doesn’t matter the size of the printed circuit board, the antenna is always the same. NN demonstrates how easy is to choose the antenna for an IoT project by using a unique chip antenna component, the TRIO mXTEND™ chip antenna component. Within this application note, engineers can check how the TRIO mXTEND™, the ultra-slim, off the shelf component of only 1.0 mm height, can fit different board sizes by only adjusting its matching network. It also works…

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Fractus Antennas at the European Utility Week Paris

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Barcelona, November 13, 2019 – The FRACTUS ANTENNAS Team is at the European Utility Week in Paris this week. Smart meters and energy devices need to be small and they need to be designed as quick as possible, including wireless connectivity therefore then need a versatile antenna to fit in about all of them. By using Virtual Antenna™ technology for energy devices the designer can forget antenna size, antenna shape, antenna placement, even antenna frequency, the antenna is now an off-the-shelf chip component ready to match any wireless design. Congress attendees can discover Virtual Antenna™, the technology that enables worldwide full…

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Embedded antennas for IoT webinar by Nordic Semiconductor and Fractus Antennas

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Barcelona, October 15, 2019 – FRACTUS ANTENNAS and Nordic Semiconductor present a webinar focused on the embedded antenna inside the Thingy:91. The webinar will give an introduction to embedded antennas for any IoT project, in this case, based on TRIO mXTEND™, part of the Virtual Antenna™ family by Fractus Antennas. TRIO mXTEND™ provides worldwide connectivity from 700 MHz up to 2200 MHz and GPS in one single antenna component. Registration to the webinar, October 17, is open now and it will be divided into 3 different parts: practicalities, a Nordic Thingy:91 brief and the how-to integrate the antenna into an IoT device, the most…

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Cellular IoT design with embedded Virtual Antenna™ at the IoT Solutions World Congress

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Barcelona, October 03, 2019 – FRACTUS ANTENNAS and Richardson RFPD will be at the IoT Solutions World Congress together to show how easy is to design cellular IoT platforms with an embedded antenna. Congress attendees can discover Virtual Antenna™ at Hall 2, Stand A132, the technology that enables worldwide full performance and connectivity in all the frequency bands of operation for the Internet of Things. Therefore, Virtual Antenna™ technology also enables a fast and easy cellular IoT design for all the possible applications: smart cities, smart factories, smart grid, smart metering, smart tracking, smart agriculture and all possible smart things need a versatile antenna….

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Fractus Antennas at Electronica India 2019

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Barcelona, September 18, 2019 – FRACTUS ANTENNAS and its antenna for IoT will be available at the Electronica India 2019 congress at the Sunmicro Invit booth (Stall #EH01). At this booth, someone from the Fractus Antennas team will explain to any visitor how Virtual Antenna™ technology works and will show how the antenna component can fit any wireless IoT design. The chip antenna component by NN fits in about all wireless design regardless of the size and form factor, and it enables worldwide full performance and connectivity in all the frequency bands of operation for the Internet of Things. The antenna is now an off-the-shelf and versatile component that can be assembled into the PCB (Printed Circuit…

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Fractus Antennas shows Virtual Antenna™ at the IoT Innovation Summit Sierra Wireless

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Barcelona, September 05, 2019 – The cellular IoT community will be in Paris this October. Sierra Wireless organizes the event IoT Innovation Sumit where the IoT community and ecosystem will share the new upcoming technologies. FRACTUS ANTENNAS is one of the companies sponsoring the congress and having a technical demo space for the attendees to discover Virtual Antenna™, the antenna technology and product inside the new mangOH Yellow. The summit will be divided into 2 different days. Day 1 is dedicated especially to the developer audience building a device-to-cloud and distributed computer IoT applications using mangOH Yellow the new open-source hardware. This…

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IoT design with embedded antennas EuMW Paris

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Barcelona, September 03, 2019 – FRACTUS ANTENNAS and National Instruments AWR (Microwave Office) have organized 2 workshops to show how designing a multiband antenna system for IoT is now as simple as designing the matching network during the European Microwave Week Paris. By using Virtual Antenna™ chip antenna boosters any attendee will understand how fast, cheap and easy is to create a wireless system from scratch. There are 2 different workshop types depending on the attendee requirements: 1. Half-Day Workshop: Antenna booster technology for IoT applications. By joining this workshop the attendee will have a hands-on experience and they will be able to design…

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Nordic Semiconductor launches a cellular IoT prototyping platform with embedded Virtual Antenna™

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Barcelona, August 29, 2019 – Nordic Semiconductor has launched the Thingy:91, a cellular IoT prototyping platform that enables instant connectivity, both cellular and GNSS worldwide. Thingy:91 integrates Virtual Antenna™ technology, by FRACTUS ANTENNAS, through the TRIO mXTEND™ chip antenna component, using one embedded antenna component for both cellular and GNSS while providing worldwide connectivity from 700 MHz up to 2200 MHz. The spirit of the new Thingy:91 is allowing IoT platform designers to get a whole design without the need to build the hardware from the beginning, therefore, the time saving and cost saving accelerates time to market and makes easy the rapid IoT platform development….

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Design of IoT Platforms with embedded antennas workshop in Barcelona

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Barcelona, July 04, 2019 – Why IoT devices need internal antennas? Fractus Antennas (NN) has organized a one day workshop to design, build and test, with an embedded antenna, a wireless IoT prototype platform. Next October 28 in Barcelona any attendee can see Virtual Antenna™ live on Sierra Wireless and Nordic Semiconductor IoT modules and build real examples with National Instruments Microwave Office software and measure them with a R&S Vector Analyzer. The attendee will experience the latest chip antenna technology that makes any design “faster, cheaper and easier”. By attending to this coursea attendees will discover how to migrate from external to internal antennas. The course includes both software and hardware…

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The smart antenna for the smart IoT world

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Barcelona, June 06, 2019 – Fractus Antennas (NN) has released a new application note to show engineers how easy is to choose the antenna for an IoT project. Engineers can use a unique chip antenna component for any standard or frequency band: the RUN mXTEND™. This design guide “The Smart Antenna for the Smart IoT World” explains how to use the RUN mXTEND™ antenna booster as the unique chip antenna component for any IoT standard in the smaller package ever. The antenna is an essential component for any wireless device and engineers usually leave it as the last component to…

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Fractus Antennas joins the 5GBarcelona initiative

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Barcelona, May 23, 2019 – Fractus Antennas (NN) and its Virtual Antenna™ technology will contribute to the 5GBarcelona initiative to transform Barcelona into a metropolitan 5G testing laboratory. 5GBarcelona initiative aims to turn the city of Barcelona into one of the European innovation hubs within the area of 5G, to validate technologies and services. Barcelona has the requirements to become the leading 5G hub for Southern Europe and Fractus Antennas will contribute with its antenna expertise and the new and innovative Virtual Antenna™ technology that perfectly matches with the 5G requirements. 5G will provide access to the famous IoT (Internet of Things) and all the new…

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Virtual Antenna™ matching circuit design webinar with NI AWR Software

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Barcelona, April 30, 2019 – Fractus Antennas (NN) and NI AWR Design Environment present a webinar to experience how one antenna component, the antenna booster, can fit all IoT designs by only adjusting the matching network to the desired frequency band or communication standard (NB-IoT, LoRa, Sigfox, WiFi, GPS, 5G, 4G, 3G…), even multiple standards simultaneously. The attendee will experience with this webinar how to achieve any wireless antenna circuit design for any frequency band, aided by the support of impedance matching network synthesis and RF circuit simulation from NI AWR software. Virtual Antenna™ is a new technology and design methodology based…

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Fractus Antennas components available now within NI AWR Software

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Barcelona, March 27, 2019 – Fractus Antennas (NN) and its Virtual Antenna™ components will be available within the NI AWR Software from April 2019. Any NI AWR user can now choose from the NN Library set, the antenna component and finally implement the matching network within the frequency bands from 650MHz to 6GHz.  This new design option, thanks to the new National Instruments and Fractus Antennas partnership, is another step forward in Fractus Antennas’ commitment to getting the wireless design and antenna integration easy and complete, to accelerate the time to market of any wireless design project matching the upcoming Internet of Things (IoT) wave. It´s the first time any…

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Antenna boosters course at EUCAP Krakow

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Barcelona, March 7, 2019 – The Fractus Antennas (NN) Team has organized an antenna design short course to experience how easy is going wireless in just 3 hours by using the chip antenna components called antenna boosters. Go wireless with the antenna boosters by NN means that each course attendee will apply the Virtual AntennaTM technology in a real scenario to easily design an antenna wireless system for an IoT/Mobile device. The 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP), this year celebrated in Krakow (Poland), is the place chosen to give the course on April 5th2019. Thanks to its versatile nature, being a surface-mount component (SMD), the antenna booster works just like…

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Virtual Antenna™ design at Edi Con China 2019

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Barcelona, March 5, 2019 – Fractus Antennas (NN) and its Virtual Antenna™ technology will be available this April at the Edi Con China 2019. All attendees to the congress can experience this antenna revolution by attending either to the practical workshop “Virtual AntennaTM design for IoT Devices” (2 April) or to the Frequency Matters Theater talk “Antenna boosters for IoT. One chip antenna fits all” (1 April). Fractus Antennas has organized a hands-on workshop to show how designing a multiband antenna system is now as simple as designing the matching network. The antenna does not longer need customization thanks to the new generation of tiny and off-the-shelf antenna components called antenna boosters. By using the booster mXTENDTM family and the Microwave Office Circuit Simulation…

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Fractus Antennas launches a 5G Mobile IoT tiny antenna

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Barcelona, February 21, 2019 – The Fractus Antennas Team is pleased to announce the new DUO mXTENDTM: the tiny antenna booster that enables full 5G connectivity and does not require further clearance area than its reduced footprint. The new miniature, multi-port antenna booster by Fractus Antennas (NN) delivers high-speed connectivity at 5G (3400-3800 MHz) and owing to the dual port configuration it can be used at both, at the PCB corner or at the center edge of the board device, both positions working with optimum performance. Doesn’t matter the size or form factor of the wireless device, DUO mXTENDTM fits in about…

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Dr. Carles Puente, Vice President Innovation, speaker at MWC19

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Barcelona, February 19, 2019 – Dr. Carles Puente, Fractus Antennas’ co-founder, and Vice President Innovation, will be a speaker during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) next week at 4YFN (4 Years From Now), the innovation platform of MWC. Dr. Carles Puente is a co-inventor of Virtual Antenna™, the technology that enables IoT and Mobile devices to embed a tiny chip antenna component to deliver full mobile connectivity. He will be sharing with entrepreneurs and innovators his experience in having developed for 20 years a worldwide wireless technology company from scratch, a company that successfully got its antenna technology integrated into about every…

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Virtual Antenna™ joins Nordic Semiconductor at MWC19

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Barcelona, February 14, 2019 – Virtual Antenna™ joins Nordic Semiconductor at the Mobile World Congress with a demo of the new Thingy:91 that uses the modular, multiband and multiport TRIO mXTEND™ chip antenna component for IoT devices, combining LTE-M, NB-IoT, and GPS. The new Thingy:91 is a reference design by Nordic Semiconductor for smart tracking applications and it incorporates both Cellular and GPS in the same antenna while providing worldwide IoT connectivity from 700 MHz up to 2170 MHz in a miniature platform. Nordic Semiconductor and Virtual Antenna™ are at the Mobile World Congress this February (Booth 5F41 hall 5) where any visitor can assist to a live demo….

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Microwave Journal: Booster-Tuner combination for the highest antenna performance

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Barcelona, January 17, 2019 – Microwave Journal opens the January issue with an antenna design that covers all LTE frequency bands: the booster-tuner combination. The article, Chip Antenna-Antenna Tuner Combo Cover LTE Bands, shows how combining a small antenna booster, RUN mXTEND™, along with the SmarTune™ (Cavendish Kinetics) Impedance Tuner an easy antenna system can cover all LTE frequency bands.  The result of this new design combination is a versatile and active antenna configuration supporting all frequency bands from 698MHz to 2690 MHz and with the most competitive advantage: the user can choose a located area within the whole bandwidth obtaining then the maximum level of…

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Fractus Antennas, new member of the Sigfox Partner Network

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Barcelona, December 05, 2018 – FRACTUS ANTENNAS and its Virtual Antenna™ technology join the Sigfox Partner Network. FRACTUS ANTENNAS delivers the smallest off-the-shelf, multi-band and multi-purpose antenna that fits any IoT device and works for any IoT band. With this alliance, the company’s clients and partners network have an easy access to an optimal antenna component for Sigfox devices. By joining the Sigfox Partner Network NN will help designers with an off-the-shelf Sigfox antenna component providing them the fastest, cheapest and easiest path to go wireless. Moreover, FRACTUS ANTENNAS has launched a new service to give clients a free antenna design in only 24…

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Microwave Journal includes Fractus Antennas in the new IoT Design Guide

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Barcelona, November 13, 2018 – Fractus Antennas (NN) and its antenna technology for IoT is included in the new IoT Applications and Desing Guide by Microwave Journal. Microwave Journal editors bring “this eBook as a look at the emergence of IoT and design of devices for this market” and NN is included in two of the selected titles for the document: “Antenna Technologies for the future” and Antenna Design methodology for Smartwatch applications”. The number of IoT devices will be around 50 billion in 2025, therefore, it makes sense to keep an eye on their design from now. Microwave Journal offers a…

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Fractus Antennas at the ET & IoT Technology Japan #Event

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  Barcelona, October 31, 2018 – Fractus Antennas (NN) and its antenna for IoT will be available at the ET & IoT Technology Japan at the Richardson RFPD  booth A-17. Any visitor is welcome to visit the booth to discover the antenna that can fit any wireless IoT design, the chip antenna component that enables worldwide full performance and connectivity in all the frequency bands of operation for the Internet of Things. NN offers this new technology (Virtual Antenna™) as one of the best options to go wireless having any type of IoT platform because one antenna covers the IoT frequency bands. The antenna is now an off-the-shelf and versatile…

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Fractus Antennas at the IoT Solutions World Congress Barcelona

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Barcelona, October 10, 2018 – Fractus Antennas (NN) and Richardson RFPD will be at the IoT Solutions World Congress together to show the antenna for IoT, an antenna that can fit any wireless IoT design. At Hall 2, Stand A181 you will be able to find a chip antenna component that enables worldwide full performance and connectivity in all the frequency bands of operation for the Internet of Things. NN offers this new technology (Virtual Antenna™) as one of the best options to go wireless having any type of IoT platform because one antenna covers the IoT frequency bands. The…

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Fractus Antennas launches Librarie[S]

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Barcelona, September 19, 2018 – Fractus Antennas (NN) launches Librarie[S], the new design tool that allows the client to complete an antenna design process for any wireless device using a standard RF CAD software: “Completing now the RF puzzle” by Fractus Antennas. The user can now choose a library, upload the antenna file, using the range of mXTEND™ Fractus Antennas products, and finally implement the matching network within the frequency bands from 650MHz to 6GHz. The Librarie[S] User Manual is now available, get it and follow its “Library Selection Guide” to choose the library which is closer to your application requirements. So, embedding…

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Small & cost-effective antennas for GNSS

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Barcelona, July 27, 2018 – Fractus Antennas has just published a new report that explains the advantages of using chip antennas instead of patch antennas for GNSS applications. Devices requiring a top GNSS (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS and BeiDou) are now portable, they are located everywhere and they are not always stable and facing the satellite reception. Using chip antennas for Global Navigation Satellite Systems reception is the best choice as they feature an omnidirectional radiation pattern that enables tracking satellites in any position and orientation. Using patch antennas for GNSS reception becomes problematic when the antenna is mounted on a small and portable tracking…

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The antenna for IoT: NB-IoT, LoRa, Zigbee or Sigfox

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Barcelona, July 19, 2018 – Fractus Antennas has developed the RUN mXTEND™ chip antenna component that enables worldwide full performance and connectivity in all frequency bands of operation for the Internet of Things, including NB-IoT, Sigfox, LoRa and Zigbee among others both licensed and unlicensed IoT standards. The antenna choice does not condition the frequency of operation but the client can choose the operation frequency of the antenna: One antenna, any IoT frequency band. On top of this multiband nature, the RUN mXTEND™ antenna booster is a miniature and off-the-shelf chip component that fits about all platform sizes and can be assembled…

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Antenna design short course EuMW Madrid

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Barcelona, July 10, 2018 – Fractus Antennas and Microwave Office have organized a hands-on course to show how designing a multiband antenna system is now as simple as designing the matching network. The antenna does not longer need customization thanks to the new generation of a tiny and off-the-shelf antenna component by Fractus Antennas called antenna booster. By using the booster mXTENDTM family and the Microwave Office Circuit Simulation Software the audience will learn how to make the design of IoT/Mobile devices simpler, faster and more cost-effective. This dynamic course is divided into two different parts. A detailed presentation of the antenna-less technology fundamentals…

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A single antenna component performs GNSS & Mobile simultaneously

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Barcelona, July 4, 2018 – Fractus Antennas has just launched a new reference design that explains how to use the TRIO mXTEND™ chip antenna component to get the GNSS and Mobile frequency bands at the same time. Thanks to its modular, multiband and multiport configuration the same antenna component can be adjusted to cover, among others, the frequency bands used for operating at the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS and BeiDou) while it covers worldwide 2G, 3G and 4G. TRIO mXTEND™ is the newest member of the Virtual Antenna™ family and it is also the only one with a multiport…

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Easy antenna design workshop in Barcelona

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Barcelona, June 28, 2018 – Need an easy antenna wireless design for your next project? Learn how to embed the latest antenna technology in the easiest possible way with the upcoming workshop: “Easy Chip Antenna Design for Mobile/IoT“. The attendees will experience a full integration of a tiny, off the shelf, SMD antenna booster into a mobile/IoT device. The main goal of the course is to learn, design, build a complete antenna system for a wireless device. Fractus Antennas invites  RF Engineers, Electronic Engineers and Antenna Engineers for a full day workshop next October during the IoT World Congress week celebrated in Barcelona. Going wireless will never be…

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Fractus Antennas provides antenna design in 24h

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Barcelona, May 23, 2018 – Fractus Antennas (NN) launches a new service that gives the client a matching network report for a specific project only in 24 hours. Using the new Wireless Fast Track Service, that is free of charge support, any wireless user can get an antenna design ready and integrated into a device using the easiest and fastest possible way. It is fast, free and easy as the customer gives the NN Engineering Team the project specs via a web form and within one working day the matching network design is ready to test for the mobile/IoT device….

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Easy antenna integration for everyone #Video

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Barcelona, May 11, 2018 – Fractus Antennas (NN) introduces the antenna less technology to a general audience: “Use the 1′ video tutorial along with the Microwave Office simulator software and put the theory into practice”. Part of the company´s commitment is to demonstrate how easy is to design the matching network that allows the client to use NN´s miniature chip antennas without the need of antenna customization. The company encourages engineers to design their own matching network using the below DIY Video Tutorial and the Microwave Office simulator software, as per Dr. Carles Puente´s words (Vice President Innovation): “The combination of…

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Same antenna, different IoT devices

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Barcelona, April 19, 2018 – The RUN mXTENDTM antenna booster by Fractus Antennas, part of the mXTENDTM range of products, enables full antenna performance using exactly the same antenna component regardless of the ground plane size. In the next few years, the idea of having everything connected appears to be the only possible one. IoT could be anything around and the challenge for the antenna is to be adapted to this situation as soon as possible. With this antenna design, Fractus Antennas offers a new way of going wireless by using a surface mount chip antenna that can easily be assembled, using the pick…

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Microwave Journal Team visits the Antenna-less Lab in Barcelona

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Barcelona, April 17, 2018 – What is Virtual Antenna? What is antenna-less? Are they the same concept? Where is this new technology coming from? You can get the answer to these questions by reading the April issue of the Microwave Journal magazine. Fractus Antennas’ Virtual AntennaTM is the Fabs & Labs story of the journal this month: “Fractus Antennas: Making the Virtual Reality”. The publication gives emphasis to the company’s lab where the engineering team develops this new technology that enables a full antenna performance in a really small package of only 5 mm x 5 mm x 5 mm. The Microwave…

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Small Bluetooth module with tiny integrated antenna

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Barcelona, April 10, 2018 – The Micro Reach Xtend™ Chip Antenna, with its ultra small size (4.1 mm x 2.0 mm x 1.0 mm) and low-cost features, has been integrated into the WC7220B0 Wi2Wi Bluetooth module for a full wireless Bluetooth subsystem in a small form factor module. The whole device, where the chip antenna is fully integrated, is designed to reduce to essentials the length and the complexity of the RF design cycle. Ideally designed for applications such as IoT, M2M, HID, Sensors, Automotive, Smart Home or Medical equipment among others, this Bluetooth module with the integrated and tuned Micro Reach…

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#Events Fractus Antennas at EDI CON China & IoT Asia

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Barcelona, March 21, 2018 – Virtual Antenna™ technology has a located space in Asia this week. The range of antenna products by Fractus Antennas is worldwide distributed by Richardson RFPD, therefore, you can find the mXTEND™ products at Richardson RFPD booth at the following events this week. FRACTUS ANTENNAS & RICHARDSON RFPD Date: 20/03/2018 – 22/03/2018 Location: Beijing, China Booth 515   FRACTUS ANTENNAS & RICHARDSON RFPD Date: 21/03/2018 – 22/03/2018 Location: Singapore Booth: A15   About Fractus Antennas Barcelona-based Fractus Antennas SL designs, manufactures and commercializes miniature, off-the-shelf antennas for IoT, mobile connectivity, and short-range wireless devices. Founded as an independent antenna product business in 2015,…

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Design an antenna-less system at ICAECC India

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  Barcelona, February 8, 2018 – Fractus Antennas experts will give an antenna-less short course this Saturday, February 10, at the ICAECC 2018 Bengaluru, India. The attendees of the course “Virtual Antennas: Recent Trends and Developments for Wireless Communication” will learn how to embed an antenna system into any mobile or IoT device. The course is a hands-on experience where the attendee will have an approach to the Virtual AntennaTM technology that can replace the conventional customized antennas for a miniature, off the shelf and standardized component called antenna booster. The range of antenna booster products by Fractus Antennas is named mXTENDTM. The course is open to RF Engineers, Electronic engineers, Antenna Engineers, researchers and…

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Antenna-less short course at EUCAP London

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Barcelona, February 2, 2018 – The Fractus Antennas Team has organized an antenna-less short course where attendees will learn how to apply the Virtual AntennaTM technology in a real scenario. The 12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP), this year celebrated in London, is the place chosen to give the course on April 13th2018. Dr. Jaume Anguera, recently appointed as the new Chief Scientist of the company, and Dr. Aurora Andújar will lead the course: “Ground Plane Boosters: Antenna Design for Wireless Devices“. The short course will introduce the audience, RF Engineers, Electronic engineers, Antenna Engineers, researchers and Ph.D….

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Fractus Antennas launches a top quality 5G chip antenna

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  Barcelona, February 1, 2018 – The Fractus Antennas Team is pleased to announce a top quality mobile antenna that enables coverage at 3G, 4G and 5G: TRIO mXTEND™. The new TRIO mXTEND™ is a modular, multiband and multi-port antenna component that enables top-quality worldwide coverage at any mobile communication standard. Its reconfigurable and off-the-shelf nature allows multiple architectures so the antenna component can be assembled into any mobile or IoT device. This chip antenna component has been designed for providing a top quality mobile operation in 3 different frequency regions: 698-960 MHz, 1710-2690 MHz and 3400-3800 MHz. In addition, TRIO mXTEND™ is presented in an ultra…

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Dr. Jaume Anguera, new Chief Scientist

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Barcelona, January 23, 2018 – Dr. Jaume Anguera has been selected to lead the Fractus Antennas research team. Anguera, previously R&D Manager within the company, has been promoted to Chief Scientist becoming the top responsible for researching and developing new breakthrough technologies in the antenna field. Jaume Anguera is an inventor with more than 120 granted patents, in particular, he is the lead inventor of the Virtual Antenna™ “antenna-less” technology together with his peer colleagues Dr. Aurora Andujar and Dr. Carles Puente at Fractus Antennas. The range of mXTEND™ products based on the Virtual Antenna™ technology, created by Jaume Anguera and his colleagues, enables full functional…

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Fractus Antennas is leading the antenna future

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  Barcelona, January 18, 2018 –  “The new antenna technologies will solve many challenges that traditional antenna technology has not been able to overcome”, Patrick Hindle, Microwave Journal Editor, confirms in the new Cover Feature article of the Microwave Journal. This January issue, dedicated to the antenna field, is where Fractus Antennas’ technology has been selected to be part of those technologies to take into account for the antenna future: “Antenna Technologies for the Future“. Enabling multiple antenna shapes and many different applications is traditionally a challenge in the antenna engineering field. Fractus Antennas’ Virtual Antenna™ technology is based on replacing this complex and…

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New reference design for Global Navigation Systems

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Barcelona, Dec 14, 2017 – As a market leader in antenna technology for wireless solutions, Fractus Antennas introduces a new reference design where the Virtual AntennaTM technology appears as one of the best choices for covering all the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) frequencies, including GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou. Using the RUN mXTENDTM antenna booster, part of the new generation of miniature and standard components, the result is a full satellite navigation performance that allows location signal usability anywhere in the world. This new reference design document shows how the antenna component covers this full performance with more than 80% of efficiency and…

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Virtual Antenna™ and its Sharkfin antenna application

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Barcelona, November 15, 2017 – Fractus Antennas has developed a new use for the All mXTEND™ antenna booster:  a Sharkfin reference design that provides a multiband operation with high gain and high-efficiency performance. Sharkfin devices are now able to operate with a wireless multiband and worldwide performance, covering also low-frequency bands like LTE700. Operating in full mobile communication standards, the technology is mainly based on replacing the conventional antenna for miniature, standard and off the shelf antenna booster components. These antenna-less wireless components provide operation in different frequency regions through a single input/output port. Go to the new Application Note document where you can find an example with…

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New contribution to the Microwave Journal magazine

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Barcelona, October 25, 2017 – Fractus Antennas’ Virtual Antenna™ technology appears in the current Cover Feature on the Microwave Journal, both online and offline versions. The team, Jaume Anguera, Aurora Andújar and Carles Puente, has prepared an article to introduce the Virtual Antenna Technology to microwave engineers, as the antenna-less technology “is a technology which makes antenna design much more similar to filter design than to conventional antenna engineering”, Jaume Anguera notes. The multiband capacity of these antenna booster components brings to any engineer a radical design innovation which is explained in detail in the article under the title: “Antenna-Less…

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Fractus Antennas launches its video tutorial tool

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Barcelona, September 27, 2017 – Fractus Antennas is pleased to announce a new video section on the website: “Tutorials”. As part of the company´s client commitment and the opportunity to introduce the antenna-less technology in a more visual way, the market leader in miniature antenna solutions has launched a series of 3 video tutorials to show customers and partners how easy it is to embed an antenna booster component into any IoT/mobile device. The main advantage is that no antenna customization is needed, and watching the 3 videos, each only 1 minute long, every designer will be able to integrate the antenna booster into virtually any…

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