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Raspberry Pi Zero W

Published den 1 mars 2017 11:12

 

Proant Niche antenna licensed by Raspberry Pi

 

We are happy to support Raspberry Pi with a high performance printed antenna for IoT devices through

licensing the Proant Niche antenna.

 

 

Some news articles on the subject:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/pi-zero-w-wireless-antenna-design/

http://etn.se/index.php/nyheter/63274-ny-umeaantenn-i-senaste-raspberrykortet

https://www.technobuffalo.com/2017/02/28/raspberry-pi-zero-w/amp/

 

 

Proant - BOSCH antenna supplier

Published den 12 maj 2016 16:00



Press release, Umeå 2016-05-12


Proant AB approved supplier to Bosch Automotive Electronics


Proant AB has been approved supplier of antennas for Bosch Automotive Electronics and their Multi-Market products for the Internet of Things (IoT).


"It is a very nice recognition of our processes and that our quality meets the requirements of a highly recognized company such as BOSCH. To be approved as a supplier Proant AB also have demonstrated the technical expertise and ability to deliver the best performance for high-end products that are world-class. I am very proud of what our team in a short time has been able to achieve." Says Tomas Rutfors, CEO Proant AB.


 


About Proant AB: Proant AB develops, manufactures and sells antennas primarily for Machine to Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Proant AB has its head office in Umeå and sales offices in Heilbronn, Germany.


Contact: Tomas Rutfors, CEO Proant AB, Tel +46 90-40150, Email: Tomas.Rutfors@proant.se


Proant website: www.proant.se


Antenna OnBoard SMD WLAN

Published den 23 februari 2016 00:00
 

New! Antenna for IoT - Bluetooth - WLAN applications


January 29, 2016, Product release from Proant – Onboard SMD WLAN for 2.4 and 5 GHz Bands. Compact size. High performance. At Proant we are confident that the new Onboard SMD antenna for WLAN 2.4 and 5 GHz bands will meet the challenge that designers experience to comply with end users ever increasing demand for small, compact devices. Make sure to download the new Proant Onboard SMD WLAN Antenna application note at https://lnkd.in/daxRnSR


Proant AB Embedded Antenna Products Available on Digi-Key.com

Published den 26 september 2014 09:13
 




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
 September 25, 2014


 PRESS RELEASE

 

Proant AB Embedded Antenna Products Available on 

Digi-Key.com

 

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA – Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced a global distribution agreement with Proant AB, the leading supplier of robust and high-performance antennas. The company’s new product line, OnBoard SMD, includes antennas for 868/915, GPS, Bluetooth/WLAN and GSM/3G.

 “We are proud to be a part of Digi-Key’s global supplier network,” said Tomas Rutfors, CEO at Proant AB. “By partnering with a global distribution leader with a track record of best-in-class ecommerce capabilities and customer service, we will be able to serve a broader market segment.”

Proant designs custom-specific antennas with various requirements for applications such as smart metering, smart home solutions, multimedia solutions, Internet of Things, wireless medical, M2M, and GPS positioning.

 “The IoT is remaining a hot and rapidly growing market, and we are pleased to provide these new machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions to our customers worldwide,” said Ira Suko, Director of Semiconductors for Digi-Key.

Proant AB’s full line of RF antennas is available for immediate shipment now at www.digikey.com.

 

About Proant AB

 

Proant AB is an innovative antenna company with headquarter in Sweden and Sales office in Germany. Proant have in-house development capability including anechoic chamber from 150 MHz to 6 GHz range and cost effective production both in Taiwan and Sweden. For more information, see www.proant.se

 

  

 

About Digi-Key Corporation

 

Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key’s broad product offering is available at www.digikey.com.

 



Editorial Contact for Digi-Key Corporation
Kayla Krosschell

Corporate Communications Specialist
1-800-344-4539 x1098
Kayla.Krosschell@digikey.com

publicrelations@digikey.com

Product release OnBoard™SMD

Published den 22 september 2014 14:32

 Proant is now releasing two new antennas in the OnBoard™SMD family.

The two new antennas are:

»OnBoard™SMD GSM/UMTS

»OnBoard™SMD 868/915 MHz




 
 




 
 »OnBoard™SMD product line (PDF)



OnBoard™ SMD - Product release

Published den 20 februari 2014 16:32
Proant takes embedded antenna integration one step ahead by combining high performance and low cost in the new concept OnBoard™ SMD family.

Traditionally,small low cost antennas for Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assembly have been manufactured with some kind of dielectric substrate as base for the radiating structure. With this approach the antenna normally has the shape of a rectangular block, which results that all PCB surface below the antenna is prevented for use of other components. Another more obvious drawback is that the substrate itself introduces dielectric losses to the antenna and reduces the total efficiency.

Proant decided to take the concept of small SMD antennas one step ahead, with the focus to increase the performance and design flexibility in combination with low cost and manufacturability. The result is the OnBoard™ SMD antenna family which originates from the previous OnBoard™ antenna concept, but is a surfacemounted sheet metal antenna, packaged tape on reel why it is suitable for high volume manufacturing. One of the key features which eliminate the need of a dielectric substrate, used in other SMD antennas, is the capacitively loaded foot print of the supporting pins of the antenna (pending patent) that significantly reduces losses and increases the performance.

The first two products to be launched from this family are:
  • OnBoard™SMD 2400 (2.4GHz band)
  • OnBoard™SMD GPS (GPS and Glonass)

Several other variants are on its way, and planned to be released during 2014:
  • WLAN dual band
  • 868/915MHz
  • GSM

“We wanted to simplify antenna integration for our customers” says Tomas Rutfors, CEO of Proant.
“The solution was to make a simple product which satisfies both engineering and sourcing aspects. With the OnBoard™ SMD family, we have defined a new product segment which didn’t exist before.”