Antenna design and interfaces are some of the most varied and difficult topics
to cover in any one venue, whether it be a book, application note, or classroom
session. Unlike amplifier and filter design that has a relatively limited parameter
set and defined well-defined input and output expectations, antennas, being
so dependent on their operational environment, end up having to be satisfied
with a set of trade-offs that come reasonably close to meeting expectations.
Unless you are operating in a fully controlled environment such as an anechoic
chamber, the presence of multipath alone can break even the best antenna design.
The aforementioned amplifier and filters and most other RF components have the
luxury of performing their individual functions from within the protective safety
of some sort of shield from outside influences. Even with sophisticated optimizations
software, antenna design is still largely a "black art." That, undoubtedly,
is why you are here looking for someone to do the job for you.
AeroSat | 603-673-4014 | Amherst,
Design and manufacture of highest efficiency Ku broadband airborne antenna
| 858-216-2649 | Carlsbad, CA
Accredited cell tower lease experts. We assist
private landowners, commercial real estate owners, municipalities, and anyone
else who either has a cell tower lease, or has been contacted for a new cell
Alaris USA |
207-892-0011 | Windham, ME
Designs, manufactures and distributes antenna
products for the global defense, homeland security and specialized antenna market
sectors, including international electronic warfare (EW) system houses and also
include semi- and governmental organizations. Specialized military and defense
products including EMC, tactical communications, vehicle-mounted, fixed site,
switched beam, direction finding, and mission adaptive antennas. Part of the
Alaris Holding Group which also includes mWave and COJOT antenna design companies.
| +27 11 034 5300 | Centurion, South Africa
Formerly Poynting Antennas,
Designs, manufactures and distributes antenna products for the global defence,
homeland security and specialised antenna market sectors, including international
electronic warfare (EW) system houses and also include semi- and governmental
organizations. Products used for military defence, security, VIP protection
(commercial) and general communication markets. Test and measurement field products
include the DF-A0047.
AMT Microwave Corp
| 805-384-1560 | Camarillo, CA
Designing, testing, and manufacturing of RF
| Microwave antennas and antenna systems for the military and aerospace industries
for over 25 years. Appropriate for a variety of platforms including military
attack and communication aircraft, munitions, UAVs, and shipboard and submarine
Antenna Design & Manufacturing
Co | 301-498-1140 | Jessup, MD
Design, development and manufacture
of calibrated antennas of all types.
Antenna Development Corp
| 575-541-9319 | Las Cruces, NM
Custom and standard antennas for spacecraft.
Specialize in low-gain antennas.
Antenna Products Corp
| 940-325-3301 | Mineral Wells, TX
Antennas - RF spectrum from kHz to GHz,
support mission critical military, air/sea navigation, ILS and voice/data communications
applications. Accessories - towers, telescoping masts, rotators, rotator controls,
HF baluns and tower safety climbing equipment.
Antenna Research Associates (A.R.A.)
| 301-937-8888 | Beltsville, MD
Omnidirectional, microstrip, tactical, UHF/VHF/HF,
integrated, directional, tripods, masts, military, telecom, ELINT/SIGINT.
antennas.us | 954-0975-2712
| Margate, FL
Antennas for military, mobile radio, GPS, EMS, satellite/terrestrial,
ISM, WLAN/Wi-Fi/WiMax, Ham, AM/FM/satellite radio. Cable assembly, connectors,
diplexers & filters, software, measurement services.
Antenna Technology Communications Inc.
(ATCI) | 480-844-8501 | Chandler, AZ
Antennas, fiber optics,
Antenna Test Lab | 919-200-0292 | Raleigh, NC
anechoic chamber, antennas can be quickly developed and RF products refined
and deployed. Antenna maximum test size is 24" x 24" with a depth of 24" or
less. Spreadsheet results allow easy post processing and custom plots. Photographs
of your test setup in the anechoic chamber are always included.
| 305-471-9507 | Miami, FL
Offers a wide selection of antennas, cable, connectors
and antenna accessories for various applications and markets. Also provides
testing and design services.
Antenova | 847 551
9710 | Elgin, IL
Developer and supplier of high performance antennas and
RF antenna modules for mobile handsets, portable devices and laptop computers.
AN Wireless | 717-465-0519
| Johnstown, PA
Self supporting tower systems for wireless communications,
wireless internet, wireless networking, microwave, paging, broadcast, two-way
radio and amateur radio.
Arctic Antennas | +47
55 52 95 00 | Bergen, Norway
ARTA microwave antennas
(ETSI EN 301126-3-1) and reflectors are designed
for extreme environments. Waveguide components include bends, filters, flexible,
transitions and custom designs. Customers include defence, telecom equipment
providers, service operators and industrial manufactures.
+886 2 2799 8715 | Taiwan City, Taiwan
Hundreds of chambers sold and installed around the world. Over-the-Air (OTA)
measurement systems perform comprehensive measurement and test in a controlled
environment. Compact Antenna Test Range (CATR) with one-touch operation supports
multiple systems - 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G - and major instrument brands. Multi-probe
OTA measurement systems offer reduced time measurements over single-probe systems.
| Bad Bergzabern, Germany
We produce directional antennas (quad, Yagi, dual
band, cross Yagis) for 2m, 70cm,23cm and 13cm,also WLAN antennas. In addition
we produce ferrite antennae for VLF, LF,MF, HF, Sferics, 137 MHz, Navtex.
BlueSky Mast |
877-411-6278 | Tampa, FL
Light weight, portable mast systems from 2 - 20
meters, Designed for one-man portability and light weight, they easily deploy
in the harshest of environments with no need for external supports such as shelters
Cobham Antenna Systems
| +44(0)1638 732177 | Suffolk, UK
High gain, printed circuit arrays, ultra
wide-band spirals, multi-octave bicones and collinear omni-directional antennas
between 100 MHz and 40 GHz. Custom designs. WLAN, RFID, WiMAX, TETRA, telemetry.
Compliance Engineering Pty Ltd
| +(613) 9763 3079 | Knoxfield Australia
A single source for all of your
EMC requirements including EMC compliance testing, EMR surveys, consultancy,
EMC equipment sales, EMC test system integration, RF shielded enclosures, and
CommsAudit | +44
(0)124 225 3131 | Cheltenham, England
RF and digital equipment and subsystems
for Defence, Telecommunications, Military, and broadcast communications applications.
Frequency range 10 kHz to 60 GHz including digital control and digital signal
processing (DSP). COTS, quadrature I/Q Receivers, multi-channel receiver systems,
RF switching matrix, RF multicouplers, antenna matrices & multicoupler distribution
units, masthead amplifiers, RF filters.
Continental Microwave & Tool
(now Cobham) | 603-775-5200 | Exeter, NH
Antennas, solid state switches,
attenuators, microwave switch filter assemblies, high power switches, PIN-diode
control components, and GaAs microwave devices, waveguide components, assemblies
and subsystems, integrated assemblies.
Corry Micronics | 724-940-7556
| Corry, PA
Dielectric resonators, bandpass filters, LC filters, VCOs, PLLs,
patch antennas, power dividers, connectorized lumped element power dividers,
directional couplers, isolators/circulators, high power hybrids, diplexers &
multiplexers, attenuators, switches, cavity filters, waveguides, standard gain
Inc. (CMI) | 303-651-0707 | Longmont, CO
Antennas for space
and ground applications. Experts in designing and manufacturing high-quality,
high-performance antennas, feeds, and components from 1 GHz to 1 THz. Design,
manufacture (machining, electroplating, electroforming), and test (including
near and far field radiation patterns, and PIM) in-house at a 54,000 sq. ft.
Credowan | +44 (0)
1243 670711 | UK
Manufacturer and supplier of microwave equipment including
waveguides, couplers, diplexers, anechoic chambers, antenna rotary joints, antenna,
radar & satellite communications subsystems and components for commercial
and military applications.
| (+44) 07806 935495 | UK
Offers up-to-date antenna system design, by the
application of modern computer-modeling, and use of novel techniques for very
cost-effective solutions for high-performance systems.
Do-It-Yourself 2.4ghz Antenna
| Free Do-It-Yourself information.
Elboxrf | +48 (32)
754 25 43 | Poland
WLAN 2.45GHz/5.8GHz directional microstrip antennas, RF
Eletec Broadcasting Equipment
Company | + 0033 0493019999 | Nice, France
and markets radio-TV broadcasting and telecommunication systems including antennas,
FM amplifiers, exciters, power combiners, rebroadcast receivers, transmitters.
Find RF & microwave components, equipment and services
- 216,401 products from over 1143 manufacturers listed in 275 categories. Download
hundreds of vendor white papers. Test equipment amplifiers, antennas, attenuators,
bias-Ts, & terminations, RF connectors & adapters, RF filters, power
combiners, couplers, & dividers, RF switches, waveguide, Bluetooth &
Filtronic | +358
8 8806 122 | Kempele Finland
Wireless cellphone antennas: stand alone, internal
multiband, external multiband, non-cellular and integrated modules.
| 714-403-2026 | Newport Beach, CA
Rick Curtis, WA6JKH. Heavy duty pickup
truck antenna mounts were developed to provide Amateur, CB, and commercial radio
operators a very strong, easily installed antenna mount for several types of
antennas. Eliminates the need to drill holes in the exterior body of your truck,
and will maintain a mounting location optimal for long distance communications.
| 919-876-6220 | Raleigh, NC
Develops unique form, fit and function antennas
for unique applications and requirements. Very simply, we design and manufacture
antennas unlike any other antennas in the world. Custom designs available.
866-482-3778 | Essex VT
Coax, S-parameter and PIM test data available on
every cable, RF connectors, adapters, antennas, fiber-optic products.
Instruments for Industry (IFI)
| 631-467-8400 | Ronkonkoma, NY
Amplifier configurations such as tetrode
tubes, TWTs, klystrons, and solid state devices. Standard horn antennas and
| 805-389-1166 | Camarillo, CA
LTCC chip antennas for Bluetooth, WLAN, 2.45
GHz ISM band, ceramic filters, diplexers, baluns, inductors, capacitors, couplers,
laser trim, JTIsoft® modeling
| (0 80 31) 184-0 | Rosenheim, Germany
Satellite and terrestrial antenna
systems, broadband communication systems, base stations antennas, broadcast
antenna system for FM, TV, DAB and DTV filters, combiners and amplifiers.
Laird Technologies | St. Louis, MO
Designer and manufacturer
of antenna, electromagnetic interference [EMI], telematics and thermal management
solutions for the telecommunications, data-communications, computer, general
electronics, network equipment, aerospace, defense, automotive and medical equipment
Linx Technologies Corp
| 800-736-6677 | Grants Pass, OR
Antennas, 90 degree SMA connectors, PCB-mount,
long range wireless RF modules, pre-certified transmitters, receivers in ISM
(33) 4 67 55 69 56 | Perols, France
For more than 40 years, Lun'tech designs,
develops, manufactures, repairs and sales passive and active reflectors (Luneberg
lens, trihedral reflector, active system) and antennas as well as microwave
measurements in anechoid chamber (3.5 to 40 GHz). ISO9001:2008 certification.
| 82-2-2026-7500 | Seoul, Korea
Manufactures RF connectors, coaxial cable,
and passive components including power splitters, power dividers, directional
couplers, surge arrestors, terminators, duplexers, antennas.
M2 Antenna Systems |
559-432-8873 | Fresno, CA
Yagi, helical, discone, log periodic, satcom, wireless,
az/el, turnkey systems.
Microwave Products and Technology
(MPT) | 714-316-7300 | Fullerton CA
Core capabilities include phased
array components and subsystem for communication and radar. SiGe, GaN, and GaAs
RF circuit design and packaging. Also information security products and managed
information security services.
Microwave Specialty Company
| 760-744-1544 | San Marcos, CA
Arrays, Autotrack, Cassegrain, dipole, DF,
dual mode horn, fan beam, feed horn, helical, line sources, lens type, lobing,
parabolic, pencil beam, reflector, radomes, spiral, shaped beam, scanning, slot,
patch, standard gain, tracking, waveguide feed, corner reflectors.
mWAVE Industries, LLC
| 207-892-0011 | Windham, ME
Antenna & antenna component design, development &
manufacturing, antenna testing, consulting, build to print, volume manufacturing,
antenna improvement studies. Products: Parabolic antennas, shaped beam, sector,
omni, horns, helical, microstrip, patch, waveguide, embedded. Antenna Feeds:
(waveguide, coax, multi-band, conscan, monopulse, Cassegrain).
East RF | 508-654-0050 | Greater Boston area, MA
Linear | circular
polarized antenna measurements and OTA cellular device pre-compliance. Up to
18" diameter and <10 kg weight. Antennas can be rapidly evaluated and optimized
using our fast near field spherical system. Test results supplied in data file
with pattern viewer software. A picture of the test configuration is included
to help aligned axis. Our selection of human head and hand phantoms are ideal
for verification of body worn devices. Turnaround time is usually 3-days.
| 972-804-4600 | Plano, TX
Amplifier chips for various wireless and mobile
antenna markets. HDTV, M2M, LTE, GPS, WiFi, CATV / broadband, VHF / UHF,
digital audio broadcast (DAB), macro cell & small cell, cognitive radio,
software defined radio (SDR), & TV whitespace.
Patriot Antenna Systems
(now Cobham) | 800-470-3510 | Albion, Michigan
Antennas, feeds, LNB's.
PCTEL | 800-323-9122
| Bloomingdale, IL
Provides antenna solutions for multiple wireless applications
including land mobile radio, broadband wireless access, RFID, in-building wireless,
aeronautical navigation, GPS, and satellite communications. We produce the industry
leading antenna brand MAXRAD.
PK's Loop Antennas
| +61 412 302 939 | Croydon, Victoria Australia
Manufacturers of RF converters,
filters, amplifiers and loop antennas for longwave, mediumwave, and shortwave
| 888-797-9283 | Santa Ana, CA
Designs, manufactures and markets antennas,
boosters, combiners, filters, repeaters, multi-carrier RF power amplifiers,
tower-mounted amplifiers and advanced coverage solutions, all for use in cellular,
PCS and 3G networks throughout the world.
Poynting Antennas (Pty) Ltd
| +2711 262 5155 | Wendywood, South Africa
DF and monitoring range of antennas
cover the 20MHz to 3GHz spectrum, military and EMC, ISM/WLAN, GSM/Cellular.
Q-par Angus Ltd | +44
(0) 1568 612138 | UK
Discrete antennas & components and complete systems
across the radio frequency spectrum, microwave design and consultancy including
research and development through to manufacture, tests and field trials, Antenna
Calculator. Visit our Web Shop.
| 857-499-0071 | Cohasset, MA
Millimeter-wave waveguide components including
attenuators, detectors, diplexers, power amplifiers, mixers, isolators &
circulator, multipliers, antennas, switches, probe adapters, terminations, and
filters. Waveguide sections include straight, bends, twists, transitions, and
adapters. Patented "GuideLock" connector eliminates screws. Cryogenic components
available. Designed and manufactured at their Massachusetts facility.
QuinStar Technology |
310-320-1111 | Torrance, CA
Designs and manufactures millimeter-wave products
for communication, scientific, and test applications including millimeter-wave
products, microelectronic assembly, rapid prototyping, and mass customization.
attenuators, circulators & isolators, filters,
radar subsystems are offered.
Radiotronix | 405-794-7730
| Oklahoma City, OK
A premier manufacturer of high performance wireless embedded
radio modules and network solutions design platforms for applications in industrial,
medical, commercial, automatic meter reading (AMR) and wire replacement markets.
Radio Waves |
978-459-8800 | Billerica, MA
A proven supplier of high quality microwave
antennas for cellular base station interconnects, internet service providers,
hospitals and campus environments, Wi-Fi, private networks, disaster recovery
and many other applications.
Randtron Antenna Systems
(now L-3 Communications) | 650-326-9500 | Menlo Park, CA
for surveillance, high-resolution, ultra-wide frequency bands, detection of
low radar cross section (LRCS) targets, LRCS installations, severe environmental
applications and polarization diversity.
| +420-466-415-755 | Česká Republika
Design, manufacture, and test high-quality
RF components and systems - attenuators, couplers, dividers, filters, amplifiers.
Custom RF or mechanical designs including high port-to-port isolation requirements,
low ohmic losses, high power, and low PIM levels. 70 MHz – 5 GHz.
rfLyncs | 857-244-0145
| Waltham, MA
Custom antenna design, wireless and RF design consultancy service
for IOT and M2M devices. Experts in GPS, WiFi, cellular, LTE connected devices.
Our aim is to provide support when your project needs it.
| 888-443-3427 | Denver, Colorado
in 2017 by the founder of Pasternack Enterprises. RF coaxial connectors &
adapters, coaxial cable & cable assemblies, surge protectors, attenuators.
Items added daily. Free shipping on orders over $99. Same day shipping on orders
received by 3 PM MT.
Saelig Company | 888-772-3544
| Fairport, NY
Sells and supports a wide range of electronic control and
instrumentation equipment and components to customers ranging from Fortune 500
industrial users, military, educational institutions and hospitals to individual
| 817-36-4351 | Fort Worth, TX
Full line of Yagi antennas for frequencies
from 88 to 1000 MHz and custom made antennas to your specifications.
SCAN Antenna A/S
| +45 43 33 16 20 | Skovlunde, Denmark
Antennas for GPS, Wi-Fi, Iridium,
satellite, land & marine mobile, base stations.
Skymasts Antennas Limited
| 00 44 1604 494132 | Northampton, UK
Design, manufacture and worldwide distribution
of professional wireless base station antennas, specialised low profile antenna
products, power splitters, duplexers, filters and antenna installation hardware.
ISO9001 certified, RoHSS compliant.
Spectral Isopole Antennas
| 949-296-0360 | Santa Ana, CA
High-end VHF&UHF antennas for military,
commercial and amateur applications.
| +353-51-387-145 | Waterford, Ireland
352-465-2181 | Dunnellon, FL
wire mesh parabolic, planar, quarter-wave, base station antennas for ISM, MMDS,
Taoglas | +353 53 9169500 |
Ireland | +1 858 7760587 | Escondido, CA
Designs, manufactures, and
supplies ceramic and PCB based antennas and other wireless components such as
patches, chip antennas, PIFA antennas, helix antennas, multi-band antennas,
stamped metal. Quad-band GSM antennas.
TELSA | +390354876000
| Osio sotto (BG) Italy
Basestation antennas, combiners, couplers, circulators,
filters, duplexers, power splitters and components for the air traffic control,
private mobile radio, cellular, wireless communications and tactical markets.
Token Passive Components
| +886-2-2981 0109 | Taiwan
Ceramic resonators, filters, dielectric patch
| 00912652652628 | India
Antennas, WLAN, GSM, CDMA, custom built, accessories.
Ultra-Crea Oy | +358
50 444 9100 | Finland
Specializes in the design, development and manufacture
of custom designed/specialty antennas and RF filters from 10 MHz to 6 GHz.
Vector Telecom |
+61 3 9607 8357 | Melbourne , Australia
Waveguide components and assemblies,
coaxial components and antennas.
(now Ducommun Technologies) | 310-513-7200 | Carson, CA
attenuators, PIN diode switches, phase shifters, isolators/circulators, frequency
converters, oscillators, couplers, magic tees, coax power dividers, bandpass,
low pass, high pass filters, waveguide diplexers, transitions, waveguide
to coax adapters, waveguide components, integrated assemblies.
Yortec | 514-331-3660
| Quebec, Canada
Precision machining in small or large lots. Catering to
the telecommunications industry, we understand the quality and tollerancing
requirements involved in machining housings and components for microwave filters,
LNAs, diplexers, SSPAs, receivers, amplifier housings, circulators and isolators,
waveguide, antennas, and custom components to your specifications.
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