LDS Antenna Design
Antenna design with Laser Direct Structuring (LDS) technology offers the designers a huge flexibility. The LDS technology is the most powerful 3D manufacturing technology available.
In the past decade, over 1 Billion LDS antennas have been produced. With LDS technology, antenna designers are enabled to create very powerful antenna designs with new degrees of freedom in three-dimensions. Multi-band, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GSM, CDMA, Cellular 3G, 4G LTE and emerging 5G frequencies are served. LDS antennas cover the full spectrum of todays and tomorrow’s mobile RF devices.
LDS has the power reduce component count and miniaturize RF devices. When selecting an LDS antenna the designer dispenses with additional Flex PCB or wire antennas. The conductive surface is applied directly on the thermoplastic substrate. With LDS, the structure is the substrate. A total cost analysis confirms that LDS function integration and flexibility saves money.
The power of LDS flexibility is also seen in the design phase – multiple antenna iterations can be laid down on the 3D structure in one batch, helping antenna designers secure the best performing antenna length and shape. LDS technology gives our clients the power to design and deliver great RF antenna performance quickly and reduce Time-to-Market.
LDS technology is used in a great variety of antenna applications including:
- Smart Watches Activity Trackers
- Wearable Sensors
- Laptops and Notebooks
- Gaming consoles
- VR devices
- Continuous Health Monitoring
- Medical Sensors
- Routers and Signal Boosters
- Remote networked systems
- Complex RFID and package tracking
- Industrial Process Monitoring
- Drones / Unmanned Vehicles
Multiple Dimensions maintains a close partnership with its customers across the entire process chain – from the idea generation to large series production. With state-of-the-art production equipment, Multiple Dimensions offers very efficient production in all process steps of 3D-MID substrates . All core process steps are controlled in house. This efficiency and control translates into a powerful guarantee of competitive prices and the highest quality.
If you are an engineer and do antenna design, LDS is empowering. We welcome your contact – let’s discuss your RF application !