About the mangOH Yellow antenna

Hi all,

This is Aurora Andújar and I have been working with Virtual Antenna™ technology for the last 12 years. I would like to help you as much as possible with the antenna integration inside your MangOH Yellow based project. My first recommendation is starting your design with the antenna. If you start by embedding the antenna you can easily optimize the antenna performance to achieve the best possible efficiency. Selecting the right placing of the antenna on the board and also the surrounding components will help in optimizing the coverage of your IoT device.

I am here to start whenever you feel like. Please post your questions here!

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I’ll bite!

  1. Is there a comparison list of all the different antennas somewhere? I’ve clicked through all of the PDFs and i still don’t understand why I’d use (for example) a RUN mXTEND versus a BAR mXTEND when they both cover the same frequency.

  2. Does the DUO mXTEND actually cover frequencies up to 5Ghz? The user manual states that it is “specifically designed for providing worldwide Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and Bluetooth (BT) performance.” There are no application notes for anything such as WiFi or 3G/4G/5G.

  3. Are there CAD files for the footprints anywhere? I can only find footprints online for the TRIO mXTEND.

Thanks,
Ben

Hi Ben,

Thank you very much for your inquiries. See the answers to your questions below:

  1. The RUN mXTEND and the BAR mXTEND offer very similar electromagnetic performance. The main difference between them just relies in their form factor. The RUN mXTEND is 12 mm x 3 mm x 2.4 mm, whereas the BAR mXTEND is 10 mm x 3.2 mm x 3.2 mm.

  2. Yes, it does. See the following application note illustrating its performance at 5G frequencies: https://fractusantennas.com/files/AN_NN01-S4-SEN20_5G.pdf

  3. Please send us your e-mail, and we will send the footprint CAD files of the antennas you are interested in.

If you have any further doubt, please let us know and we will be more than deligthed in supporting you.

Best regards,

Aurora