Antenna Systems & Technology - Fall 2013 - (Page 4)

EDITOR’S CHOICE Bluetooth Module for Apple iOS Device Laird has released its BTM46x series Bluetooth modules. Mass production quantities of modules and the associated development kits are now available directly from Laird. Based on the Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR) BC04 chipset, the innovative firmware on the BTM46x series allows OEMs to seamlessly support Bluetooth data connectivity for all PCs, smartphones and tablets including Apple iOS devices. The BTM46x firmware enables Apple licensees to leverage Bluetooth data connectivity, via the iAP protocol, into their MFI accessories, enabling rapid time to market for their products. Key application areas for the BTM46x series include medical devices, ePOS terminals, barcode scanners, industrial cable replacement and smartphone/tablet ‘Appcessories’. Every BTM46x series module is designed to add short-range Bluetooth data connectivity to any device. With a compact footprint of 12.5 by 22 mm, the modules deliver maximum range with minimum size. The modules are designed to support a separate power supply for I/O, in addition to including a complete Bluetooth v2.1 protocol stack for increased ease of integration. The BTM46x series provides support for multi-point connections and includes the following Bluetooth profiles: Serial Port Profile (SPP), HID (Human Interface Device) and Apple’s iAP protocol. BTM46x modules are fully qualified as a Bluetooth End Product, whilst also holding FCC Modular, IC, CE and MIC (Japan) regulatory approvals, enabling designers to quickly integrate the modules into devices without the need for additional qualification resources. Improved PIM RO4700JXR Series Antenna Grade Laminates Rogers Corp. Advanced Circuit Materials Division has introduced improved high frequency materials to address several market needs. The improved RO4700JXR series antenna grade laminates were designed for use in base station, RFID and other antenna designs and combine low-loss dielectric with low-profile copper foil for reduced passive intermodulation (PIM) and low insertion loss. The specially formulated RO4700JXR thermoset resin system incorporates a hollow microsphere filler resulting in a light weight, low density laminate, which is approximately 30 percent lighter weight than woven-glass PTFE materials. In addition, RO4725JXR (2.55 Dk) and RO4730JXR (3.0 DK) laminates provide a lower cost solution for high frequency circuit boards used in base station and other antennas. RO4700JXR laminates feature a low Z-axis coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE of RO4700JXR series RoHS-compliant laminates are compatible with standard PCB fabrication techniques and plated-through-hole (PTH) processing. Designed for base station and other RFID antennas, the proprietary, halogen-free laminates support longer drill tool lifetimes than other filled materials, reducing fabrication costs. 4 Antenna Systems & Technology Fall 2013 Volume 16 / Issue 3 Editor & Publisher David Webster Director of Content Nick Depperschmidt Senior Editor Shannon Given Associate Editor Heather Krier News Editors Jeremy Fleming, Sue Hannebrink Scott Webster, Robert Schaudt Advertising Sales and Marketing Jeremy Fleming, Director of Sales Robert Schaudt, Advertising Sales Manager Administration Marsha Grillo, Director Julie Williams, Office Manager Support Services/Circulation Marc Vang, Director Ross Webster, Data Entry Webmaster Brie Ryden Production Julie Hammond ANTENNA SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY (ISSN #1092-2553) is a publication of Webcom Communications Corp. Subscriptions for one year (bi-annually) are free to qualified recipients in the U.S., $44 for non qualified U.S. and $60 outside the U.S. Single copies are $20 each plus shipping. Back issues are available. Payment must be made in US funds in order to process the order. Direct all subscription inquiries, orders and address changes to Fulfillment Services. © Copyright 2013 Webcom Communications Corp. Material in this publication may not be reproduced in any form without written permission. Requests for permission should be directed to the customer service manager. Reprints: For reprint requests contact Webcom Communications at 720-528-3770. Webcom Communications Corp. 7355 E. Orchard Road, Ste. 100 Greenwood Village, CO 80111 Phone 720-528-3770 Fax 720-528-3771

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Antenna Systems & Technology - Fall 2013

Editor’s Choice
Exponential M2M Market Growth Calls for Innovative RF and Antenna Solutions
Managing Distributed Antenna Systems Effectively and Efficiently
Millimeter Wave Antenna Radome Systems for Satellite on the Move Applications
Software/System Design
Test & Measurement
Antenna Systems 2013: Conference Preview
Industry News
Addressing Customer Requirements in Public Safety Antennas

Antenna Systems & Technology - Fall 2013