Johanson Technology’s 2450AT42E010xx miniature RF ceramic chip antennas are used in 2.4GHz wireless applications such as Bluetooth, 802.11, ISM, Zigbee, etc. What's unique about this chip antenna is that it must have metal directly underneath on the bottom layer of the PCB it is mounted in order to function properly. The antenna was purposely designed for small coin cell, wearable, IoT and related short range applications where metal or a battery/display covers the entire length or side of the PCB or encasement under the antenna and there is no room for the usual/typical antenna metal clearance requirements. Since PCB thickness affects antenna performance two versions of the antenna are available to allow for optimum performance depending on PCB thickness.
How To Choose The Correct Antenna Variant
Johanson Technology offers variants of this antenna since the antenna's efficiency is largely affected by the thickness of the PCB's substrate. This allows a more robust design to fit your PCB. The disparity between antenna variations are internal only; variations are identical in dimension and solder footprint.
Typical Efficiency Values @ 2.44GHz for various scenarios for a 30x50mm PCB
The following efficiency values represent simulated performance on a 30x50mm EVB. note: that antenna efficiency varies widely with board layout, size and surroundings.
|PCB Substrate Thickness (H)||2450AT42E0100||2450AT42E010B|
|H = 0.12 mm||1.95%||1.02%|
|H = 0.7 mm||29.20%||9.30%|
|H = 1.5 mm||23.30%||41.90%|
|H = 2.5 mm||21.60%||34.20%|
Note: "H" substrate thickness of <0.25mm (10mil) is not recommended. The component will still work and radiate, just not optimally.
|PCB Substrate Thickness (H)||Recommended Johanson Technology PN|
|1.0mm - 2.0mm||2450AT42E010B|
PCB Mounting Considerations - Rectangular 30mm x 50mm Evaluation Board
|Qualified customers can order a pre-tuned 50Ω EVB with a female SMA connector byclicking here: www.johansontechnology.com/request-a-sample|
Reference p/n: 2450AT42E0100-EB1SMA
PCB Mounting Considerations - Circular PCB Evironments (coin cell type)
Note: There's no orderable EVB available for the above "Mounting Considerations - Circular PCB Evironments (coin cell type)" reference design