Engineering tomorrow's connected house today
In the Internet of Things (IoT), connection isn’t a luxury: it’s a necessity. Luckily, even a single antenna can transmit and receive unprecedented amounts of data. Antennas are the unsung hero of the ever-changing world of IoT, from home automation to energy solutions and surveillance products.
The world doesn’t work without wireless—and that’s no easy feat
Antenna guide electromagnetic waves to unguided electromagnetic waves and vice versa. To work for the connected home, they also have to exist among a bevy of devices with wireless protocols driven by range, data usage requirement or power consumption. Antenna design depends on:
Antenna patterns and shapes have to be designed to match a specific frequency or bandwidth. Higher data rates require more power and higher frequency.
Antennas can be mounted onto PCBs, embedded into coaxial cables, ruggedized for exposure to weather and harsh environments or sit completely outside of a smart device.
Size, shape of deployment
The desired location of the antenna dictates not only the different antenna choices, but also materials and shapes.
Use case for consumers
How you use the antenna impacts a device's aesthetic and design in order to create optimal performance.
That’s just the antennas. A sampling of components for the Connected Home ranges from I/Os to plug connectors, modular jacks, connectors and microminiatures.
Avnet and Molex: connecting the dots on the connected home
Avnet’s extensive team of specialists offer design and solution support to engineers with interconnect, sensors, wireless, passive, power supplies and battery products. Molex offers electronic components and solutions and has acquired technologies from software to firmware.
Together we bring you a portfolio of high-performing solutions and associated technologies that enable you to transform concepts into smart connected designs across a wide range of applications.