Better Antennas with WavePro®
As a brand of Garlock®, WavePro® is backed by materials science and manufacturing innovation that translates into improved antenna designs. Request a free sample kit today and start prototyping new design ideas. WavePro® is also available as panels in standard sizes and thickness, to provide you with a second-source option and a more robust supply chain.Download Brochure
|Dielectric constant, Dk||2.50||2.55||3.03||5.07||10.80||12.10||15.00|
|Dissipation factor, Df||0.0007||0.0021||0.0009||0.0009||0.0015||0.0014||≤ 0.003|
The changing demands for antenna designs continue to grow more advanced, driven by new applications and technologies such as MIMO, meta-materials, novel geometries, and new frequency bands. RF dielectrics and substrates, however, really haven’t changed much in decades. Let’s take patch antennas as an example. Once you select the class of material, you have fairly limited options in terms of the choice of vendors, Dk values, or panel sizes and thicknesses. Your design is constrained by what is commercially available. But what if you had a high-performance RF dielectric that’s made-to-order to your specifications? How might that make your antenna smaller or increase gain?
No More Compromises
Our ‘secret sauce’ is a proprietary PTFE formula plus manufacturing techniques that deliver precise, tunable Dk in multiple form factors on-demand. A made-to-order RF dielectric gives you more freedom in your designs.
Optimal Antenna Designs
How about a Dk of 2.8 or 12.8 for your patch antenna? Now you can think outside the box and see how a high Dk dielectric can reduce antenna size or how a thicker material can increase bandwidth. Or perhaps a different design like a DRA, or use WavePro® as a superstrate or lens?
Made To Order
WavePro® is available as flat panels or custom 2D surfaces and 3D shapes. No need to stack multiple sheets to get a thick substrate or mold a dielectric to the shape you want. This can eliminate steps (and costs) and streamline the manufacturing process.