WavePro for Different Antenna Designs
Standard and custom panel sizes are available for patch and stacked patch designs, suitable for high-volume antenna manufacturing.
The tight tolerances of WavePro dielectric products make it suitable as a reference or calibration material to simulate the dielectric properties of a material being tested.
For example, in medical imaging applications, WavePro can be incorporated into phantoms, or manufactured in the shape of a heart, brain, or other body parts.
"This material handles well and is easy to work with. My antenna design uses unclad dielectric material and normally, I'd buy panels and then strip off the copper. With WavePro, I didn't have to do any etching, and the material's surface is unaffected."
Senior Principal Engineer at Matsing
"The made-to-order model is pretty unique in the industry. Also, we're investigating the use of high Dk dielectrics to reduce the size and weight of our antennas, and WavePro is perfect for this."
Creative Antenna Design Engineer
Smaller, Lighter Antennas
Antenna dimensions are fundamentally a function of wavelength. The higher the Dk value, the shorter the wavelength inside the dielectric. For a simple microstrip patch antenna, a 68% reduction in the patch area results from using a Dk of 10.8 compared to a Dk of 3.0. WavePro is available with a Dk up to 15, with the ability to sample a higher Dk if requested. Source: Microwaves & RF
The thicker the substrate, the larger the bandwidth of a patch antenna. It’s a fairly linear and significant effect and one that can be exploited for optimizing designs. WavePro panels are available in custom thickness up to 375 mil (0.375 inches/0.953 cm).