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Dockon Compound PxM Loop (CPL) Antenna

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Dockon, Inc. has introduced the first commercially available Compound PxM Loop (CPL™) antenna for embedded product designs. The Dockon reference design CPL™ antenna increases radiation efficiency, intensity, directivity (gain) and radiated power for a given input in a small package.

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Dockon Compound PxM Loop (CPL) Antenna

  1. 1. First Commercially Viable Compound PxM Loop Antenna March 16, 2010
  2. 2.  Founded in March 2008  Chief Scientist has background at NASA/JPL  Developing two-dimensional compound antennas  CPL™ technology  Reference designs available early 2010
  3. 3.  Small antennas  Greater efficiency  Wider bandwidth  Easy to manufacture
  4. 4.  C = Compound Field Antenna ◦ Excites both the TE and TM radiators concurrently  P = PxM ◦ Electric dipole moment, cross product magnetic dipole moment  L = Loop ◦ Loop-based antenna Dockon Confidential
  5. 5.  Higher gain  Smaller footprints/form factors  Spatial diversity  Flexibility in design parameters  Size  Shape  Volume
  6. 6.  Highly efficient radiator  Low return loss  Low VSWR  Typical efficiency is +90 percent
  7. 7.  Widest bandwidth possible  More than 1 octave with positive gain  Exclusive wideband matching network
  8. 8.  Low-cost printed circuit technology  Readily adaptable to most applications  Common printed film platforms  Stand alone component  Easily manufactured techniques
  9. 9. Dockon Confidential
  10. 10.  Mobile computing  Industrial controls  Automotive  Military and aerospace  Medical devices  Consumer electronics Dockon Confidential
  11. 11.  Available March 23  Sample licensing model  Single frequency, single element (2.4 GHz)  Less than $1 in OEM quantities Dockon Confidential
  12. 12.  Small antennas  Greater efficiency  Wider bandwidth  Easy to manufacture  Available March 23, 2010
  13. 13. Dockon Confidential
  14. 14. 1. WiFi 2.4GHz External 4.25” x 4.25” x .9” [108x108x23] directional 11 dBi gain 2. WiFi 2.4GHz Embedded .51” x .44” [13x11] omni directional, 3.5 dBi gain 3. GSM 850/900 MHz Embedded 1.45” x 1.10” [37x28] omni directional 3.5 dBi gain Dockon Confidential
  15. 15. Antenna type Compound PxM Loop, CPL™ Design Name ECA2C-240 Frequency 2400 – 2500 MHz Gain 11 dBi Polarization Linear Impedance 50 ohms Dimensions (WxL) 4.25″x4.25″x0.9″ [1 [mm] 08x108x23] Efficiency >90% Azimuth 45 degrees beamwidth Elevation 45 degrees beamwidth
  16. 16.  Dockon’s ECA2C-240 2.4GHz CPL™ compound antenna design offers excellent performance in a small package. The unique properties of compound technology allows this antenna to offer high efficiency and high gain in a small foot print.  Designed for 2.4GHz applications (externally mounted)  Multi-element array provides spatial diversity in multi-path environments  Manufactured on FR4 substrate Horizontal Vertical
  17. 17. Antenna type Compound PxM Loop, CPL™ Design Name ECA1C-240-RevA4 Frequency 2400 – 2500 MHz Peak Gain 3.5 dBi Avg Gain 1.6dBi Polarization Linear VSWR 1.05:1 Impedance 50 ohms Dimensions (WxL) 0.51″x0.44″ [13x11] [mm] Efficiency 97%
  18. 18.  Dockon’s ECA1C-240 2.4GHz CPL™ compound antenna design is an excellent choice for a variety of embedded applications including mobile phones, access points, PDAs, laptops, PC-Cards, sensors, and automotive.  Designed for 2.4GHz applications (802.11b/g, Bluetooth, ZigBee, etc.)  2 layer design  Printed on Rogers 3010 substrate YZ XZ XY
  19. 19. Antenna type Compound PxM Loop, CPLTM Design Model ECA1C-824-960- Number RevC2 Frequency 824-960 MHz Peak Gain 3.5dBi Average Gain 1.9dBi Polarization Linear Return Loss < -6dB Impedance 50 ohms Dimensions 1.45” x 1.1” [37x28] (WxL) [mm] Minimum/Maxium 90/93% Efficiency Average Efficiency 92%
  20. 20.  Dockon’s ECA1C-824-960 CPL™ antenna design is intended for use in embedded applications including mobile phones, PDAs, portable media players (PMPs), PC-Cards, game consoles, access points, and set-top- boxes. ◦ Designed for embedded GSM 850/900 applications where efficiency, size, and gain are important ◦ Reference design based on Rogers 3010 substrate material, may be printed on other materials including FR-4 YZ Plane XY Plane XZ Plane

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