Industry-First Flexible mFlexPIFA Antenna Optimized for Placement on Metal

Published on August 9, 2017

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Industry-First Flexible mFlexPIFA Antenna Optimized for Placement on Metal

Today Laird announced the industry's first flexible, adhesive-backed PIFA antenna specifically optimized for installation on metal surfaces. The mFlexPIFA™ can be placed directly on curved or straight metal objects and provides the best possible antenna gain and performance in a wide range of enclosures.

The mFlexPIFA joins Laird’s family of antenna solutions designed to provide unmatched flexibility and solve real-world antenna design challenges that traditional antenna products simply cannot. Typically, placing an antenna near metal surfaces will detune the antenna, but the mFlexPIFA addresses this critical technical challenge.

Features Include:

  • Specifically tuned for direct mounting to metal surfaces
  • Ability to be flexed in either concave or convex directions without sacrificing antenna performance, providing more flexibility in placement of antenna
  • Small size and adhesive-backing give further mounting flexibility within your product design

The antenna is available in a 2.4 GHz version for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, Thread, and general ISM applications. Samples are available now for selected customers with production units available in September.

Check out the full press release or visit the product page for more information.