Taipei, Taiwan — Yageo Corporation has made available the miniature 2405 FM chip antenna for mobile applications. The chip antenna, having improved on drawbacks inherent in the narrow bandwidth of traditional low-frequency antennas, is set to replace the external connection mechanism of traditional FM antenna with built-in capability in mobile devices.
Featuring superior reception bandwidth between 88 to 108 MHz and exceptional low-frequency reception performance, the 2405 FM chip antenna supports a central frequency of 98 MHz. Measuring 25 x 4 x 61 mm, the chip antenna requires merely 50 percent the clearance of a traditional antenna thereby enabling it to be fully integrated in miniaturized portable electronic devices, such as mobile phones, smart phones or notebooks. Mass production is slated to start in the first quarter of 2009 with an estimated initial shipment of one million pieces per month.
According to Strategy Analytics, a market survey company, FM broadcast capabilities will become a value-added feature in all 2G and 3G mobile phones. As FM radio stations rush to churn out more dynamic programs, Strategy Analytics estimates that one in every two mobile phones sold in the market worldwide will come with FM broadcast capabilities before 2010. Yageo is poised to take advantage of the growing trend with the release of 2405 FM chip antenna and looks forward to make further inroads by introducing next generation LTCC based chip antennas.
For further information visit www.yageo.com.