Marc Willerton, MathWorks
Design printed circuit board (PCB) antennas with Antenna Toolbox™ by specifying arbitrary metal-dielectric layers, solid feed/via models, and connector types. Define the geometric shape of your metal structures or, to further speed up the design process, start from the antenna catalogue or from a photo of an existing antenna.
You also don’t need to be an EM expert to solve the antenna problem—accurately solve the antenna structure using the full wave Method of Moments including advanced meshing control. Visualize and interactively inspect the antenna impedance, current, and radiation pattern. Rapidly iterate on the antenna geometrical and electrical properties to explore alternatives until you meet the requirements. Generate the set of manufacturing files—collectively known as “Gerber files”—used to describe PCB antennas. Prototype and implement antennas using a customizable library of RF connectors and available PCB manufacturing services. Leverage the power of MATLAB® for the design of PCB antennas.