Flexible and external embedded Wi-Fi 6E Solutions


Mouser Electronics has broadened its range of antennas designed for high-speed Wi-Fi 6E communication.

The introduction of IEEE’s 802.11ax wireless standard brought forth several technical initiatives aimed at advancing connectivity for the next generation of devices. One key addition was the inclusion of Wi-Fi 6E, enabling Wi-Fi communication on the 6GHz spectrum for the first time. By operating at frequencies above the existing 2.4 and 5 GHz networks, Wi-Fi 6E enables better optimisation, less interference, and lower latency. Security is also enhanced, as Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 (WPA3) certification is mandatory for all Wi-Fi 6E devices. Since its introduction in 2020, the deployment of Wi-Fi-6E has expanded to a diverse range of industrial and consumer locations, including offices, manufacturing facilities, clinical environments, and residential areas. Consequently, supporting Wi-Fi-6E has become essential for the latest high-performance wireless devices.

Mouser stocks a wide range of antenna designs needed to fulfil the diverse technical requirements of Wi-Fi 6E devices. Some of the newly added solutions include:

The UAM Wi-Fi 6E/Wi-Fi 7 Embedded Antennas from Linx Technologies / TE Connectivity are an innovative range of omnidirectional tri-band antennas designed for the latest Wi-Fi 6E devices. As an externally mounted solution, they can be easily attached to a metal chassis using the unique snap-in feature, removing the need for fixings, allowing for unambiguous mounting direction, and increasing assembly speed. Alongside Wi-Fi 6E functionality, they allow for wireless Bluetooth and ZigBee communication, as well as supporting future Wi-Fi 7 networks. The RoHS-compliant range includes multiple cable lengths, with MHF4l and MHF termination available, and is suitable for a wide range of indoor applications.

The Tri-band Wi-Fi 6E Flexible Printed Antenna from Abracon provides high-performance communications in low-profile and easy to integrate packaging. The omnidirectional tri-band operation provides high performance across 2400MHz to 7125MHz frequencies, covering vital 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz bands. The antenna helps to enhance the range of Wi-Fi signals, providing dependable and high-speed connectivity in congested public spaces and complex industrial settings. In conjunction with Wi-Fi 4/5,6/6E and 7 connectivity, it is also ideal for devices using Bluetooth, ZigBee, Thread, and Matter protocols. System assembly is incredibly simple, with the flexible design allowing for quick adhesive mounting even along contours. The antenna is suitable for a variety of routers and network devices, as well as home automation and IoT sensors.

Kyocera AVX’s range of antennas (pictured) includes solutions designed to suit a variety of Wi-Fi-connected applications. The FR4-based WXP3015W08 antenna features an embedded Wi-Fi dipole design and delivers high-performance connectivity and signal sensitivity in miniaturised packaging. It consumes minimal space and can easily be mounted through simple adhesion. For Wi-Fi 6E connections, it features a peak gain of 5.90dBi and an average efficiency of 60%, ensuring a strong connection. It is also suitable for previous iterations of Wi-Fi, as well as Bluetooth, BLE, and ZIGBEE protocols. Kyocera’s RoHS-compliant AVX range also includes stamped metal and flexible printed circuit Wi-Fi 6E antennas, which use its patented isolated magnetic dipole (IMD) technology, as well as several cable lengths and termination options.



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