Avnet and TE Connectivity Enable Designing with Standard Antennas
Global IP&E Technical Marketing Specialist
Avnet Electronics Marketing
Matt Burns is a global IP&E technical marketing specialist for Avnet Electronics Marketing, responsible for supporting Avnet IP&E technical programs globally. Prior to assuming this role, Matt was a field application engineer (FAE) for more than four years, working directly with customers to facilitate design efforts. He also spent six years as a design engineer in the telecommunications and medical industries. Matt earned a BSEE from Penn State University.
Principal Antenna Engineer
Mr. Bishop is a Principal Antenna Engineer in the in Consumer Devices, Antenna Products Group of TE Connectivity and has 40 years of experience in antenna design. During his 11 years with TE Connectivity, he has brought to market over 100 antenna designs for the cell phone, notebook and wireless device markets. He holds eight patents in field of antennas. His current R&D focus is in the area of wideband and electronically tunable antennas for next generation devices. Prior to joining TE Connectivity, Mr. Bishop was CEO/CTO of Tecom Industries, a major supplier of advanced antenna systems for worldwide military applications. Mr. Bishop has been a licensed amateur radio operator for 47 years with the call K6OY.
Please join subject matter experts from Avnet Electronics Marketing and TE Connectivity for a new on-demand 8 minute web seminar detailing basic antenna design criteria. Many common electronic devices rely on antennas to communicate wirelessly. In an effort to shorten the antenna design and selection process, TE Connectivity has developed a complete family of off-the-shelf antennas targeted at many of today's common applications.
The ability to embed a TE Connectivity antenna inside the device without loss of performance is the most important feature. This, coupled with the small size and light weight, provides the designer with a low cost, attractive alternative to the conventional whip antenna. These antennas can mount via standard surface mount process or via through-hole tabs.
While it takes many years to become an expert antenna designer, several basic antenna specifications are described. This seminar is intended to assist non-RF engineers quickly understand their antenna needs and choose an appropriate solution. Standard antenna solutions from TE Connectivity are presented for several common applications. These include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee and standard cellular bandwidths. Different antenna types - Including surface and tab mount - will also be covered.
More information on these products and general RF support can be found at www.em.avnet.com/teantennas.