Centurion Wireless Technologies Unveils A Low-Cost Internal WiFi Antenna Solution

Published on April 18, 2005

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BlackChip Internal Wireless Device Antenna Ideal for Portable Form Factor WiFi Applications

St. Louis, Mo. (April 18, 2005) - Centurion Wireless Technologies, Inc., a unit of Laird Technologies, and a designer and manufacturer of antennas for wireless communications, announces the availability of the BlackChip internal wireless device antenna. The RoHS compliant BlackChip is a low-cost WiFi antenna solution that is small, lightweight, and SMT compatible in lead free processes.

Centurion's BlackChip antenna is a portable wireless device appropriate form factor that simultaneously covers the frequency bands of 2.4 - 2.5 GHz and 4.9 - 6.0 GHz supporting the 802.11a, b and g; Bluetooth; HyperLan; and Unlicensed Network Information Infrastructure (U-NII) broadband applications. Offering high-gain performance, the Centurion BlackChip antenna provides an impedance of 50 ohms and generates omni-directional patterns at all frequencies with increased gain in the upper bands, achieving optimal coverage. The antenna is available in tape and reel packaging.

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Laird Technologies is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of electromagnetic interference [EMI] shielding materials, thermal interface products, and wireless antenna solutions for the telecommunications, data-communications, computer, general electronics, network equipment, aerospace, defense, automotive and medical equipment industries.

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