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BodyWave™ Antenna

Designed for wearables

Our BodyWave™ antenna range is designed with the challenges of wearable wireless communications in mind. Increased radiation efficiency, increased detuning immunity and our unique BodyWave™ propagation, all in a compact package.

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A major problem with wireless wearables that we help to solve is the issue of body shadowing. This is when the human body blocks the wireless transmission path, meaning the signal can drop out because the radio waves created by existing antennas are reflected or absorbed by the human body.

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BodyWave™ solves this by generating waves that flow efficiently around the body and support a communication link even when the body is blocking the signal.

Compact and powerful

The BodyWave antenna is a 2.4 GHz [expand as required] On-Ground SMD antenna component optimised for wearable applications. The BodyWave antenna can produce BodyWaves which can help facilitate wireless communications when there is no direct line of sight.

BodyWave™ is significantly better suited to wearable applications than existing commercially available off-the-shelf antennas, BodyWave™ is designed to increase coverage in directions obscured by the human body, with 10 dB – 20 dB increased link budget in those directions when compared to existing commercially available chip antennas.

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10-20 dB
increase in forward link budget
More about BodyWave™
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360 degree coverage

The BodyWave™ antenna is extremely resistant to detuning caused by close human body proximity, a major issue with antennas in wearable applications

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Compact size

A compact form factor makes BodyWave™ easily integrable into miniaturised wearable devices. It requires little RF expertise to integrate onto a PCB.

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Efficiency

The antenna has high radiation efficiency despite its miniature size, even in close proximity with the human body

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Dependability

Standard body-mounted antennas experience large nulls in the radiation pattern caused by shadowing from the human body. BodyWave™ helps reduce drop-out giving excellent range and reliability in unpredictable and dynamic applications.

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Power

Significantly reduced power consumption compared top current high TX power amplifier solutions

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Real-time data

Reliable data acquisition for full-story analysis and reporting

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Rapid deployment

Fully compatible with existing chipsets. Our seamless integration process and product support get you up and running quickly.

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Cost

Reduce materials due to single antenna system and removing the need for amplifier

Enabling the next gen of wearables

The success of AntennaWare™ has been built in partnership with our partners as we deliver solutions for more reliable devices with increasingly consistent performance.

With detrimental Non Line-of-Sight effects reduced, many applications thought previously impossible at 2.4 GHz [‘across a range of bands’, after product expansion] can now be realised. Thanks to increased range and reliability and 360 degree coverage, many applications in areas involving wireless audio, wireless localisation and real time data acquisition can now be realised.

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We’re here for integration, advice and support

Highly regarded for our seamless integration, our proven assesment to deployment process ensures excellent user experience for both product teams and the end-user.

  • We support customers with integration and layout recommendations.
  • We offer test and measurement characterisation of our customers equipment using our in-house wireless wearable testbeds to help improve their wireless performance.
  • We also offer matching network, transmission line, RF circuitry, etc design services for our customers products.
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Specifications

2.4GHz
  • Designed for use in the 2.45 GHz ISM frequency band, suitable for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, ANT+ applications
  • Minimal frequency detuning when in close proximity to the human body
  • High on-body radiation efficiency
  • Minimal keepout area with ability to place components on bottom component layer immediately underneath antenna
  • Not reliant on large PCB ground planes or requiring antenna placement on PCB corners, edges, etc
  • 50 ohm SMD antenna component
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Specifications

  • Designed for use in the 2.45 GHz ISM frequency band, suitable for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, ANT+ applications
  • Minimal frequency detuning when in close proximity to the human body
  • High on-body radiation efficiency
  • Minimal keepout area with ability to place components on bottom component layer immediately underneath antenna
  • Not reliant on large PCB ground planes or requiring antenna placement on PCB corners, edges, etc
  • 50 ohm SMD antenna component

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Our antenna experts are at hand to provide product samples and support with integration. Simply get in touch with details of your requirements and we’ll contact you with recommendations for your product.