Micro Antennas for IOT Devices, Design and Challenges

26 Oct 2017
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Micro Antennas for IOT Devices, Design and Challenges

TERRY YE, CEO Laxcen Technology Ltd. will talk about how the Internet-of-Things (IOT) is regarded as the next paradigm shift in technology after the Internet. Many IOT devices, such as RFID and wearable electronics, had already prevailed in our daily life. Future IOT devices are promised to be built into everyday’s object, where “things” are connected in a ubiquitous network wirelessly.

Different from traditional wireless transceiver devices, IOT devices pose many new technical challenges in its RF, antenna, IC and package
designs. In this presentation, we will use RFID systems as examples to analyze the unique challenges in IOT antenna designs. First, IOT
antennas have to be attached, or embedded inside the host objects where the properties of the host materials detune the RF performance
significantly. Second, coupling and shielding between hundreds of closely packed antennas will certainly degrade RFID tags’ readability
and special antenna enhancements have to be implemented. Third, IOT antennas, as becoming part of the hosting objects, may exploit a large variety of different form-factors. Designers need to explore and have a
comprehensive consideration of different factors, including packaging, chip bonding, materials and cost overhead, etc.

Dr. Terry Ye, co-founder and chairman of Laxcen Technology Limited’s presentation will address the special challenges of IOT antennas, as well as the solutions that balance between cost-reduction, performance optimization and technical feasibility of mass-deployment
of the ubiquitous IOT devices.