Fractus Antennas components available now within NI AWR Software

27 Mar 2019 News

Fractus Antennas (NN) and its Virtual Antenna™ components will be available within the NI AWR Software from April 2019. Any NI AWR user can now choose from the NN Library set, the antenna component and finally implement the matching network within the frequency bands from 650MHz to 6GHz. 

This new design option, thanks to the new National Instruments and Fractus Antennas partnership, is another step forward in Fractus Antennas’ commitment to getting the wireless design and antenna integration easy and complete, to accelerate the time to market of any wireless design project matching the upcoming Internet of Things (IoT) wave.

It´s the first time any customer can complete an RF design in one step within an RF circuit design software. The antenna is treated like any other electronic component because it does not need customization anymore and, by only adjusting the matching network to the required frequency band for each application, the schematic, including the antenna, is completed. Based on NN´s Virtual Antenna™ technology, the software offers a group of [S] parameters for several wireless platforms, with different PCB/ground plane form factor and clearance area dimensions. By choosing the file with the closer specs to the device the user can implement the matching network easy and fast in just a few clicks.

The Fractus Antennas Library XML library is available directly from within the elements tab of NI AWR Design Environment software and could be from April after the first demonstration at the Edi Con China Conference (1-3 April), where any customer can attend to the Fractus Antennas workshop. Discover how to get free registration for the demo here.

Any customer can obtain a trial version of NI AWR Software and experiment with these parts directly.

 

 

About Fractus Antennas

Barcelona-based Fractus Antennas SL designs, manufactures and commercializes miniature, off-the-shelf antennas for IoT, mobile connectivity, and short-range wireless devices. Founded as an independent antenna product business in 2015, Fractus Antennas was born out of the main Fractus operation and combines a respected R&D team with proven manufacturing capabilities and scale to bring to market a new generation of antenna products to meet the mobile and wireless connectivity needs of OEMs.

 

About NI AWR Software

The NI AWR Design Environment software platform includes RF/microwave electronic design automation (EDA) tools such as Visual System Simulator™ system design software, Microwave Office/Analog Office microwave/RF circuit design software and AXIEM and Analyst™ EM analysis software. The NI AWR software product portfolio also includes AntSyn™ antenna design and synthesis software and AWR Connected™ third-party solutions. Collectively, these products empower design engineers to dramatically reduce development time and cost for components, circuits, systems and subsystems employed in wireless, high-speed wired, broadband, aerospace and defense and electro-optical applications. More information is available at ni.com/awr.

Antenna boosters course at EUCAP Krakow

07 Mar 2019 Events

The Fractus Antennas (NN) Team has organized an antenna design short course to experience how easy is going wireless in just 3 hours by using the chip antenna components called antenna boosters. Go wireless with the antenna boosters by NN means that each course attendee will apply the Virtual AntennaTM technology in a real scenario to easily design an antenna wireless system for an IoT/Mobile device. The 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP), this year celebrated in Krakow (Poland), is the place chosen to give the course on April 5th2019.

Thanks to its versatile nature, being a surface-mount component (SMD), the antenna booster works just like another chip, it fits seamlessly in an electronic printed circuit board the same way any other electronic component does by only adapting the matching network.  

Join now Dr. Jaume Anguera, NN’s Chief Scientist, on this course: “Antenna Boosters: Antenna Design for Mobile/IoT Devices“. The short course will introduce the audience, RF Engineers, Electronic engineers, Antenna Engineers, researchers and Ph.D. students, the technology able to replace the old customized antennas for an off-the-shelf, standardized and miniature component: the antenna booster.

Attendees will be able to design examples from the scratch using the Virtual AntennaTMtechnology on site and a unique and personal Microwave Office software license that could be used for a few more days after the course. Fractus Antennas will provide ground plane booster samples, along with the software license, to all the participants that request them so everybody can test the antennas in their facilities after the course.

Registration is open now.

Date: Friday, 5 April

Location: ICE Krakow Congress Centre. Room: TBC

Time: TBC

 

About Fractus Antennas

Barcelona-based Fractus Antennas SL designs, manufactures and commercializes miniature, off-the-shelf antennas for IoT, mobile connectivity, and short-range wireless devices. Founded as an independent antenna product business in 2015, Fractus Antennas was born out of the main Fractus operation and combines a respected R&D team with proven manufacturing capabilities and scale to bring to market a new generation of antenna products to meet the mobile and wireless connectivity needs of OEMs.