The patented Taoglas' Maximus FXUB66 flexible wideband antenna has been designed to cover all frequencies from 600 to 6000 MHz, including all Cellular (5G/4G/3G/2G), NB-IoT, Cat-M, Wi-Fi, ISM, and GNSS bands. Its use in a device substantially improves the radiated power and sensitivity and enables high throughput data rates.
The antenna has a flexible body with high efficiencies across all bands and is ground-plane independent, with a cable and connector for easy installation. It is made of a durable flexible polymer and provides a peak gain of 5dBi, has an efficiency of more than 60% across all cellular bands and is designed to be mounted directly onto a plastic or glass enclosure/cover.
Measuring 120.4×50.4×0.2mm, the antenna is ultra-thin. It can be installed using a simple “peel and stick” process and can be placed on non-metal surfaces via a 3M adhesive. It enables designers to use only one antenna that covers all frequencies and future proofs device design for 5G and 4G globally. It is also the ideal antenna to fit in devices that are being retrofitted with wireless functionality, as it will cover noncellular applications such as 868, 915MHz, or Zigbee applications. Its inherently wide bandwidth is more resistant to detuning than traditional small but narrow-band legacy antennas.
The Maximus antenna has a unique hybrid design. Within one antenna structure the electromagnetic waves travel in two predominant propagation modes – one for lower frequencies, (e.g. 5G at 600 MHz) and the other for higher 5G/4G and Wi-Fi frequencies up to 6 GHz. It is an ideal choice for any device maker that needs to keep manufacturing costs down over the lifetime of a product, as the same antenna can be used if the radio module is upgraded to work on a different frequency band.