PCB Antenna and Fabrication

PCB antennas, Gerber file writer and reader, RF connectors, manufacturing services

Use Antenna Toolbox™ to design custom PCB antennas for practical designs such as cell phones, RFID, and IoT applications. Prototype and implement simulated PCB antennas by specifying the RF connector suitable for your application and customizing the PCB manufacturing services.

Combine geometrical shapes and mathematical operations to create unique antenna geometries that meet for your antenna specifications. For example, you can use these objects and functions in pcbStack, to create single or multilayered PCB-based antenna designs.

Objects

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pcbStackSingle-feed or multifeed PCB antenna
PCBReaderImport and update Gerber files
PCBWriterCreate PCB board definitions from 2-D antenna designs
PCBConnectorsRF connector at antenna feedpoint
PCBServicesCustomize PCB file generation for PCB manufacturing service
antenna.CircleCreate circle centered at origin on X-Y plane
antenna.EllipseCreate ellipse centered at origin on X-Y plane
antenna.PolygonCreate polygon on X-Y plane
antenna.RectangleCreate rectangle centered at origin on X-Y plane

Functions

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gerberWriteGenerate Gerber files
gerberReadCreate PCBReader object with specified Gerber and drill files
layoutDisplay array or PCB stack layout
addBoolean unite operation on two shapes
subtractBoolean subtraction operation on two shapes
plusShape1 + Shape2
minusShape1 - Shape2
intersectBoolean intersection operation on two shapes
andShape1 & Shape2
areaCalculate area of shape in square meters
showDisplay antenna or array structure; display shape as filled patch
meshMesh properties of metal or dielectric antenna or array structure
plotPlot boundary of shape
scaleChange the size of the shape by a fixed amount
translateMove shape to new location
rotateRotate shape about axis and angle
rotateXRotate shape about X-axis and angle
rotateYRotate shape about Y-axis and angle
rotateZRotate shape about Z-axis and angle
shapesExtract and modify metal layers from PCBReader object

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