Laird Technologies Releases New Maxblade Internal Wireless Device Antenna

Published on April 21, 2010

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Wireless Antenna Augments Wireless Applications with Wide Bandwidth

St. Louis, Missouri, USA – April 21, 2010 – Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of customized performance-critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, today announced the release of its new Maxblade internal wireless device antenna.

The antenna operates in the 2.3-6 GHz WiMAX frequency band with gains of 2.1 dBi and 4 dBi. Specifically designed to be embedded inside devices for aesthetically pleasing integration with high durability, the antenna features wide bandwidth that augments wireless applications with a single antenna design including 802.11 a/b/g, 802.16, and Bluetooth®. Its polarization provides a vertical and omnidirectional radiation pattern at all frequencies with increased gain in the upper bands for optimal coverage.

“The new embedded MaxBlade antenna is designed to work in WiMAX frequencies where successful wireless deployment is necessary,” said Quaid Rasheed, Laird Technologies BWA Antenna Product Manager. “Along with a higher gain than previous embedded wireless device antennas, the Maxblade antenna provides an invisible solution for most wireless applications.”

The antenna is RoHS compliant and includes a coaxial cable pigtail with various connector choices. For more information, please logon to

About Laird Technologies, Inc.

Laird Technologies designs and manufactures customized, performance-critical products for wireless and other advanced electronics applications.

The company is a global market leader in the design and supply of electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, thermal management products, mechanical actuation systems, signal integrity components, and wireless antenna solutions, as well as radio frequency (RF) modules and systems. 

Custom products are supplied to all sectors of the electronics industry including the handset, telecommunications, data transfer and information technology, automotive, aerospace, defense, consumer, medical, and industrial markets.

Laird Technologies, a unit of Laird PLC, employs over 10,000 employees in more than 39 facilities located in 13 countries.

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