Bluechip Antenna Supports Multiple Modes

By Eric Griffith

July 16, 2002

Centurion's Bluechip antenna has been enhanced to support multiple flavors of 802.11 as well as Bluetooth, HyperLAN and more.

Centurion Wireless Technologies of Lincoln, NE has made upgrades to its super-small Bluechip antenna so it will support not just the 2.4-2.5GHz bands used by 802.11b, but also the 5.1-5.8GHz spectrum of 802.11a, as well.

The antenna also supports Bluetooth and HyperLAN wireless networks, and operates within the Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII), the 5-GHz bands that are reserved for unlicensed use, a relatively unused area with more spectrum space than the over-crowed 2.4GHz ISM.

Bluechip is a lightweight, internal antenna suitable for use in OEM products. It has high-gain omni-directional performance at >2.0 dBi, can be mounted either vertically or horizontally in a product, and comes with a PCB surface mount. OEMs can get the antenna chips in either reel or tape packaging.

The chip is available now direct from Centurion.

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