mFlexPIFA Flexible Adhesive-Backed PIFA Internal Antenna

Overview

New: Dual-Band mFlexPIFA (part # 001-0034)

Laird's mFlexPIFA™ antennas (patented) are the industry's first flexible Planar Inverted-F Antennas (PIFA). Both the 2.4 GHz and dual-band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz mFlexPIFA™ antennas are specifically designed for installation on curved or straight metal surfaces. They deliver strong performance in challenging environments, providing you unmatched flexibility to solve your real-world antenna design challenges.

  • Metal-mount design resists detuning for better performance
  • Small size and adhesive backing provide further mounting flexibility
  • Flexible in concave or convex directions
  • Suitable for plastic, metal, and even body-worn applications

Now available: mFlexPIFA dual-band antenna

Specifications

Frequency Range (Min)
2400
Frequency Range (Max)
5900
VSWR
3.0:1
Gain
5.8 dBi
Antenna Type
Planar Inverted-F Antenna (PIFA)
Polarization
Linear
Part NumberAntenna TypeCable Length (cm)ConnectorDimension (Height - mm)Dimension (Length - mm)Dimension (Width - mm)EnvironmentFrequencyFrequency Range (Max)Frequency Range (Min)Frequency Range 2 (Max)Frequency Range 2 (Min)Gain (max)Gain (min)Pattern TypeWi-Fi Ports
001-0030Buy NowInternal/Embedded 10 U.FL (UMCC), IPEX MHF1 2.5 mm25.4 mm23.4 mmInternal/Embedded 2400-2480 MHz 2480 MHz2400 MHz2 1.6 Omnidirectional 1
001-0034Buy NowInternal/Embedded 12 U.FL (UMCC), IPEX MHF1 2.6 mm29.5 mm26.5 mmInternal/Embedded 2400-2480 MHz / 4900-5900 MHz 2480 MHz2400 MHz5900 MHz4900 MHz5.8 1.7 Omnidirectional 1
EFA2400A3S-10MH4LBuy NowInternal/Embedded 10 MHF4L R/A Plug 2.5 mm25.4 mm23.4 mmInternal/Embedded 2400-2480 MHz 2480 MHz2400 MHz2 1.7 Omnidirectional 1
EFA2455A3S-12MH4LBuy NowInternal/Embedded 12 MHF4L R/A Plug 2.5 mm mm25.4 mm mm23.4 mm mmInternal/Embedded 2800 MHz2400 MHz5900 MHz4900 MHz5.8 1.7 Omnidirectional 1

Documentation

Name Part Type Last Updated
Datasheet - mFlexPIFA.pdf All Datasheet 06/24/2021
Datasheet - mFlexPIFA Dual Band All Datasheet 03/10/2022

FAQ

Does Laird Connectivity have an embedded antenna that can be mounted on a metal surface?

Yes, the mFlexPIFA can be mounted directly to a metal surface.

Recommendations on placement and ground plane size is available in the datasheet:
mFlexPIFA
mFlexPIFA Dual Band

Are Laird Connectivity's antennas UL certified?

Laird, generally speaking, does not submit antennas for burn testing so as to be UL certified.  That said, we do use UL-94/V0 compliant materials for specific parts such as a radome.  These parts are identified on the antenna's datasheet.

When do you want to use a FlexPIFA over Flex PCB antenna?

In a cluttered propagating environment, such as a medical suite, office, etc. where there are many metal obstructions.
As a propagating signal encounters an obstruction, the antenna's polarization sense changes and will continue to change as each obstruction is encountered.
The FlexPIFA antenna mitigates this polarization sense issue by providing energy in both vertical and horizontal polarization; thereby, increasing the probability of picking up a useable signal.

What is dBd and dBi and how do you convert from dBd to dBi?

    
dBd is a unit of measure for gain using a dipole as a reference; whereas, dBi uses an isotropic radiator.  To convert from dBd to dBi simply add 2.15 to the dBd value to get the dBi value (e.g. 0 dBd= 2.15 dBi)

What is Laird Connectivity's product lifecycle EOL and PCN policy?

Laird Connectivity is committed to the long-term supply of all its standard embedded wireless modules and packaged products. Laird Connectivity’s products are specifically designed to meet the needs of the industrial and medical markets, which typically require 7 – 10 years product lifecycle. Although Laird Connectivity can’t guarantee that a component used in our products will not be obsoleted and cannot be reasonably substituted, Laird Connectivity can assure customers we will continue to sell our product when we have customer demand and can obtain the necessary components to build our products.

View our full policy here. 

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