What is an Antenna?
An antenna is a device (usually metallic) for sending or receiving electromagnetic waves. The antenna is an important part of radio equipment. The antenna has to be tuned to the right frequency or the radio waves can neither be emitted nor captured efficiently. In transmission, a radio transmitter applies a radio frequency to the terminals of the antenna and then the antenna radiates the energy from the antenna as electromagnetic waves. In reception, an antenna intercepts some of the power of an electromagnetic wave to produce a radio frequency at its terminals that is applied to a receiver in order to be amplified and demodulated. In some cases the same antenna can be used for both transmitting and receiving.
Types of Antennas
There are several different kinds of antennas available at Future Electronics. We stock many of the most common types categorized by several parameters including operating frequency, power handling, gain, operating temperature range and type. These types include rubber ducky, embedded, conformal and weatherized. Our parametric filters will allow you to refine your search results according to the required specifications.
Antennas from Future Electronics
Future Electronicshas a wide range of antenna types from several manufacturers that can be used for a variety of RF and wireless applications. Some even have low noise amplifiers built-in. You will be able to decide what type antenna is available by choosing from technical attributes within the Future Electronics search engine. This will narrow the items list to match your specific antenna application needs.
We deal with several manufacturers such as DIGI International, Linx technologies, Nearson, Multi-Tech Systems or Yageo America Corporation, among others. You can also easily refine your antenna product search results by clicking your preferred antenna brand from the list of manufacturers provided.
Applications for Antennas:
Anything that has a radio function will need an antenna. These include systems such as radio broadcasting equipment, broadcast television equipment, radar systems, two-way radio of any type, communication receivers, cell phones, satellite communication receivers and devices such as garage door openers, wireless microphones, wireless computer networks, baby monitors, RFID tags and Bluetooth enabled devices.
Choosing the Right Antenna:
With the FutureElectronics.com parametric search, when looking for the right antennas, you can filter the results by category. We carry the following categories of antennas:
- Embedded antennas
- External antennas
- GPS antennas
- Omni-directional antennas
Once you choose the antenna category, you can narrow them down by various attributes: such as operating frequency, gain, input power, operating temperature range just to name a few. You will be able to find the right antenna for your specific application.
Antennas in Production Ready Packaging or R&D Quantities
If the quantity of antennas you require is less than a typical supplier lot, we offer to our customers several options for the required quantity that will help you avoid unneeded surplus.
Future Electronics also offers its clients a unique bonded inventory program designed to eliminate potential problems that may arise from an unpredictable supply of products that could occur due to raw material shortages; thus avoiding line down situations. Talk with your nearest Future Electronics branch and find out more on how you and your company can avoid possible shortages.