Low Cost AntennasMarch 2, 2017 – Linx Technologies – a Merlin, OR based developer and manufacturer of IoT Products and Solutions – is pleased to announce that its popular, low cost MicroSplatch™ Series antenna is now available on tape and reel. Designed for high volume production, this new packaging feature helps to further lower the total cost of purchase and assembly.

Over the past few years, the MicoSplatch™ Series antennas by the Antenna Factor part of Linx has become extremely popular. Now on tape and reel, customers can appreciate the added savings of this product in their production lines as well as reduce impact on the environment with improved packaging options. – Kris Lafko, VP of Marketing and Sales

About the MicroSplatch™ Antenna

Embedded AntennaThe 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.

Adding 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 403MHz, 418MHz, 433MHz, 868MHz, 916MHz and 2.4GHz bands. Custom designs within the 400MHz–3GHz 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 on tape and reel, call Linx at +1 800 736 6677 (+1 541 471 6256 outside the United States) or visit www.linxtechnologies.com.

About Linx Technologies

At its core, Linx Technologies is an RF module and antenna company. We are world leaders in supplying antennas, connectors and radio modules to remote control as well as data transfer applications. Our tag line is Wireless Made Simple™, meaning that we specialize in making the complex world of radio frequency easy for engineers of all skill levels to use. Our modules are designed for small size, high functionality, low power and low cost for volume manufacturing.

We support our module line with one of the broadest lines of antennas in the industry and high-quality, low cost RF connectors. Linx rounds out its product portfolio with GPS/GNSS modules, a variety of remote controls and keyfobs, battery holders, and custom cable assemblies.

Linx’s Antenna Factor division has the industry’s broadest selection of antennas for a wide variety of applications. For customers with specialized needs, custom antennas and design services are available along with simulations of antenna performance to speed development.

With the addition of Smartlinx™, an Internet of Things (IoT) solution, Linx offers solutions from wireless components and electronics to cloud services, remote control and user interface solutions. With this customers can remotely connect and control, their products. Linx’s flexible Smartlinx™ IoT platform offers custom web and smart device applications tailored for the customers’ applications.

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).