The RFID – PCB online software Antenna Designer tool helps implement antennas on a printed circuit board (PCB) in the UHF frequency range (840-960 MHz).
UHF antenna design is more complex than a typical HF antenna design and needs an expert understanding of the electronic design constraints. With the RFID – PCB Antenna Designer customers can simply input parameters, such as space available on the PCB, target performance, board materials, and target frequency range in the region of application to receive a turnkey UHF antenna design for their specific application. Additionally, the tool offers a comprehensive overview of all the features of the UCODE portfolio, enabling designers to select the right UCODE product for their application.
The RFID – PCB Antenna Designer tool:
- Enables easy UHF antenna design on PCBs
- has a user-friendly interface to help non-RFID experts design high performance antennas
- yields customised and application-specific antenna designs
It has been produced with support from leading engineering companies, CST (Computer Simulation Technology) and Transim: the online design tool is available to use now. CST develops high performance software for the simulation of electromagnetic fields in all frequency bands: Transim delivers innovative cloud application engineering solutions for online design support in the electronics industry
The online RFID – PCB Antenna Designer tool currently supports the following packages:
- UCODE I2C in SOT902 package
- UCODE G2iL in SOT886 package
- UCODE G2iM in SOT886 package
“For customers wanting the benefits of using RFID technology in their products the challenge of designing a good UHF antenna on their PCB board can often be quite daunting. We are helping customers overcome this hurdle with our latest online offering, the RFID – PCB Antenna Designer tool. Created to ease design problems, the tool delivers a full turnkey UHF antenna solution quickly with an outstanding level of performance,” said Mohammed Chemloul, customer application support (CAS) manager, business unit Identification, NXP Semiconductors.