Originally, WavCatcher designed and developed unique conformal antennas while meeting our clients' price and performance requirements. However, the evolution towards a perpetual mobile lifestyle required us to expand. Our team now includes expert developers and specialists who cover the gamut of mobile and IoT product development. Yet at our core, we remain antenna engineers whose focus is to improve the mobile experience. This is why it is not unusual for us to create new antenna technology to resolve square meet circle issues.
ONE ANTENNA TO RULE THEM ALL
For example, our Broadband Notch Antennas patent is a printed circuit solution which can be integrated into a device or developed as a plug and play component. It offers best-in-class pattern and gain, over 400% frequency bandwidth, and is inherently frequency diverse. In addition, it has been successfully utilized as a polarization diverse solution for both wireless device and infrastructure. Most importantly, it offers multiple ports without sacrificing energy loss.
To summarize, our antenna technology is ideal for conformal, integrated or limited space solutions as it does not necessitate expensive meta materials, software or additional antennas to address common problematic antenna issues. Unlike "time dependent" solutions, which means that frequencies of interest are tunable in real time and thus not available at the same time, our core antenna technology is "independent of time," which means that we can provide all frequencies of interest at the same time.
For a free initial consultation or any questions regarding our technology and how it may help your project or product development, please contact us here.
The antenna was and arguably still is the most neglected component in wireless design and development. Cost is often the primary consideration as manufacturers typically select antennas that are just "good enough" to meet minimum viable performance standards. However, to quote Bob Dylan, "The times they are a changin'."
Understanding Today’s Antenna Complexities
NewFoxy - June 15, 2017
"For example, a modern aircraft such as the Boeing 787 has more than 20 antennas protruding from its fuselage..."
Apple's Fifth Wireless Charging Patent for 2017 Comes to Light Focused on Wireless Patch Antennas
Patently Apple - April 27, 2017
"Apple's invention is designed to improve wireless circuitry systems using patch antennas."
New 5G Antenna Technology Offers Faster Transmission, Coverage and Security
World Industrial Reporter - April 24, 2017
"Unlike current mobile base stations that consists of units having a maximum of eight antennas that point out in different directions, Aalborg’s base station unit holds several hundred antennas, making it possible to connect much more precisely to each mobile unit."
Smart Antenna Market Efficiently Managing The Signals That Are Received Through Each Antenna
Planet Infowars - April 14, 2017
"Analysts project that the global smart antenna market is likely to be worth US$30.12 bn by the end of 2023 as compared to US$14.72 bn in 2014."
Redmond-based Kymeta raises $73.6M as it gets set to sell antennas
Seattle Times - April 6, 2017
"The antenna is about the size of a stop sign and uses metamaterial technology coupled with inexpensive sensors to communicate with the nearest satellite. Antennas cost about $15,000 each. Kymeta is working on ways to incorporate its antenna into cars so vehicles can always be connected to the internet, no matter where they are."