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Tiny Low-Cost MicroSplatch™ Antenna from Linx Breaks the Chip Barrier
January 7, 2013 — The
MicroSplatch™ is the first true alternative for those wishing to avoid the high cost, long lead
times or limited frequency choices of chip antennas. The MicroSplatch™ antenna from Linx Technologies
represents a groundbreaking advance in our reflow-compatible planar antennas. Using advanced
simulation tools, Linx designed the MicroSplatch™ with performance similar to our standard Splatch
antenna, but only uses one third of the critical board space. The small size and low cost makes
the MicroSplatch™ an excellent choice for handheld devices such as remote controls and small
data transmission systems.
the MicroSplatch™ to your design is simple—the only things needed are a footprint for the antenna
and associated proximity ground plane. The MicroSplatch™ is available in the 403 MHz, 418 MHz,
433 MHz, 868 MHz, 916 MHz and 2.4 GHz bands. Custom designs within the 400 MHz–3 GHz
range are available.
“We designed the MicroSplatch™ specifically as a chip buster
aimed at high volume customer applications, where lowest cost is a leading consideration”, explains
Tolga Latif, CEO of Linx. “In most cases, we can beat a chip antenna on price and performance.”
For more information about the MicroSplatch™ antenna, call Linx at +1 800 736 6677 (+1 541 471
6256 outside the United States) or visit
About Linx Technologies
makes wireless simple by developing and manufacturing wireless products that are easy
engineers of all skill levels to use. The company's assembled wireless products as well as its
RF modules, antennas and connectors make it easy for OEMs to integrate wireless features without
the hassle and expense of engineering RF functionality from scratch.
For customers who
need help implementing Linx modules, Linx offers design services including board layout assistance,
programming, certification advice and packaging design. For more complex RF solutions, Apex
Wireless, a division of Linx Technologies, creates optimized designs with RF components and
firmware selected for the customer's application.
For more information about wireless
products from Linx, visit www.linxtechnologies.com
or call +1 800 736 6677 (+1 541 471 6256 outside the United States).
159 Ort Lane
Merlin, OR, US 97532
Phone: + 1 541 471 6256
Fax: + 1 541 471 6251
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