Differences Between FPC Antenna and PCB Antenna

May 06 , 2022

Traditionally, the size of a PCB along with the accessible ground plane directly influences the performance of an SMD antenna. This does not apply to FPC antennas, as the flexible circuit board is customized for the antenna placed upon it. This ensures space-saving, higher levels of performance, and fewer integration steps.

FPC antennas offer similar performance when compared to external omni-directional antennas like an omnidirectional radiation pattern and high levels of efficiency. But it requires less ground space to achieve these levels of performance. Hence, these antennas optimize the circuit board for their function. And FPC antennas are cheaper than externally mounted antennas. High levels of performance can be achieved without the expense of deploying an external antenna.FPC antennas can be fabricated using standard PCB manufacturing techniques making them highly reliable and repeatable antennas. The flexibility and adhesive backing makes the FPC antenna family easy to mount in unique and custom enclosures while enabling an environmentally sealed enclosure and protection from tampering or accidental antenna damage.

FPC antennas excel in a variety of applications including wideband cellular 2G/3G/4G, Sub-6 5G, Cellular IoT including LTE-M (Cat M1) and NB-IoT, 5G New Radio, Low-power wide-area (LPWA) networks such as LoRaWAN® and Sigfox®, and WiFi/WLAN including WiFi 6 and WiFi 6E.

In the wireless industry, Internet of Things technology is widely used in various industries, Asian Creation Antenna Factory specializes in the production of various types of FPC antennas with small volumes, easy to use on various types of circuit board modules, and stable wireless transmission signals, which have been widely used in Internet of Things Modules by customers at home and abroad. The following picture shows application scenarios of our FPC antennas: Welcome to contact us if you any interesting: +86-757-87668779 or 13925901402(WeChat and WHATSAPP sync)

Differences Between Fpc Antenna And Pcb Antenna