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From Embedded Antenna Design: Four Suggestions For Low Profile 4G LTE Antennas

Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on October 09, 2017

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Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway company TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Mexico, Canada, and China.


Roof and enclosure-mounted low profile 4G LTE antennas are in demand as the IoT bandwagon rolls on so here are 4 suggestions for permanent mount puck style antennas for your application:


4G LTE MIMO puck antenna

This is  a two element puck antenna, called the CMO,  incorporating two antenna elements operating from 690-960/1710-2690 MHz for 4G LTE applications.  Permanently mount by way of stud underneath and locking nut, this antenna has a gasket underneath that provides a waterproof seal once mounted. The antenna mounts onto a ground plane or metal surface and has one cable for each antenna element. Ideal for Wireless CCTV, security and broadband applications, the CMO offers robust RF performance in a compact package.


4G LTE + WiFi puck antenna

Based on the CMO antenna mechanical design, this antenna is called the CLW. It offers 1 x 4G LTE element and 1 x dual band WiFi element for permanent mounting onto a groundplane or metal surface. Suitable for applications where concurrent LTE and WiFi communications are required, the antenna lends itself well to fixed and/or mobile installations.


4G LTE MIMO + GNSS puck antenna

The CMG antenna is also very much based on the CMO antenna. It offers 2 x 4G LTE elements, but also with an added active GPS/GLONASS antenna element. This enables LTE communications concurrently with GPS/GLONASS positioning. Mounted on a metal vehicle roof, this antenna provides a watertight and robust solution for mobile IoT installations.


4G LTE, WiFi + GNSS puck antenna

The CLWG antenna is based on the same blueprint as the CMG antenna, however we have replaced 1  x 4G LTE with a dual band WiFi element. This delivers 1 x 4G LTE, 1 x WiFi and 1 x GNSS in compact and robust package suitable for multiband telematics application where installing 2 or 3 antennas is undesirable.

All these low profile 4G LTE antennas are based on a proven common platform that can be customised if required. Please feel free to use our Antenna Configurator to request a solution that can be designed for your application.


For more information, please feel free to contact us.


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Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on October 09, 2017

About Symmetry Electronics Team

Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway company TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Mexico, Canada, and China.

Why partner with Symmetry Electronics? Symmetry's technical staff is specially trained by our suppliers to provide a comprehensive level of technical support. Our in-house Applications Engineers provide free design services to help customers early in the design cycle, providing solutions to save them time, money and frustration. Contact Symmetry for more information.

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