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Offline David

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PCB Antenna Design (GSM/GPS) - Resources Required
« on: April 24, 2011, 06:04:59 pm »
Hi all,

Could anyone point me in the direction of some information (Links, books, application notes etc) on designing PCB trace antennas? This is a topic I haven't really seen discussed much.

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Dave
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Re: PCB Antenna Design (GSM/GPS) - Resources Required
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2011, 10:07:07 pm »
Can't say I know anything on the subject but I was reading this the other day, seems to cover the basics.
http://www.freescale.com/files/rf_if/doc/app_note/AN2731.pdf

Another one, for 2.4GHz, http://focus.ti.com/lit/an/swra117d/swra117d.pdf
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Re: PCB Antenna Design (GSM/GPS) - Resources Required
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2011, 10:30:40 pm »
Searching for "patch antenna design" I found this presentation (https://ccnet.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/course.cgi?cc=ee144&action=handout_download&handout_id=ID11797377905639), where the basic desing calculations remind me of what I studied few years ago (but unfortunately never used). Patch type are quite simple and give directivity (usually orthogonally to the plane), but require quite large pcb area.
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