RF coupler for data exchange on TransferJet standard

September 08, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Antenova, manufacturer of antennae and RF antenna modules for M2M and the Internet of Things, has designed a coupler solution using TransferJet wireless technology for the very high speed data transfer of large files.

TransferJet is a high-bandwidth, close-proximity wireless transfer standard, initially created by sony and promoted by a consortium of companies including Toshiba. It provides a simple way to transfer large data files such as photos, videos and music, between mobile devices, at data rates as high as 375 Mbits/sec, simply by placing the devices close together. It operates in unlicensed bands in the USA, Japan, Korea and EU countries.

Antenova’s TransferJet offering uses a new SMD coupler, named Zoma, (Antenova’s part number SR4TO14), which the company has developed specifically to be an RF coupler for TransferJet. The new coupler operates in the 4.48 GHz band, and transfers data over distances up to 30 mm.

Antenova has used a TransferJet development platform from a partner company, Icoteq (Bristol, UK); the development kit hardware uses Freescale’s iMX6 quad core processor, comes with a variety of hardware interfaces, and measures 100 x 100 mm.

TransferJet technology has been developed to share multi-media content in real time, between devices such as cameras, camcorders, smartphones, digital video recorders, (DVRs), TVs, video game consoles and printers. It also has applications in digital signage and public information displays.

Antenova is a member of the TransferJet consortium, a group of companies who are co-operating to develop the technology.

Antenova; www.antenova-m2m.com