Antenna design short course EuMW Madrid

10 7 月 2018

Fractus Antennas and Microwave Office have organized a hands-on course to show how designing a multiband antenna system is now as simple as designing the matching network. The antenna does not longer need customization thanks to the new generation of a tiny and off-the-shelf antenna component by Fractus Antennas called antenna booster. By using the booster mXTENDTM family and the Microwave Office Circuit Simulation Software the audience will learn how to make the design of IoT/Mobile devices simpler, faster and more cost-effective.

This dynamic course is divided into two different parts. A detailed presentation of the antenna-less technology fundamentals will be the main discussion of the first part, including booster specs, matching network architectures, multiband applications, among others. The second part of the session is designed to put the theory into practice. Attendees will be able to design two examples from the scratch using the Virtual AntennaTM technology on site and a unique and personal Microwave Office and AXIEM EM Simulator license that could be used for 5 more days. Fractus Antennas will provide ground plane booster samples, along with the software license, to all the participants that request them so everybody can test the antennas in their facilities after the course.

The “Multiband Chip Antenna Design Hands-on Course” will be managed by Dr. Jaume Anguera and Dr. Aurora Andujar, lead inventors of the ‘antenna-less’ Virtual Antenna™ technology at Fractus Antennas. Attendees should bring a laptop and will be given a temporary license for Microwave Office to practice multiband matching networks during the course.



  • Date: Tuesday, 25 September
  • Location: European Microwave Week 2018 Madrid. IFEMA, Room A9.8
  • Time: 9:30 – 12:00


  • Agenda:

Part 1 Ground Plane Booster Antenna Technology (1h)

Ground plane boosters fundamentals
Single band and multiband applications
Other architectures (MIMO, Tunable solutions)

Part 2 Design Using NI AWR Design Environment Platform – Microwave Office Circuit Simulation Software (1,5h)

Design of a small antenna system at ISM (Industrial-Scientific-Medical)
Design b of a multiband antenna system at 4G (824MHz-960MHz and 1710MHz-2690MHz)
Both designs will start from scratch: from the initial S-parameter of a ground plane booster without matching network to the final design including the optimized matching network with a ground plane booster

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About Fractus Antennas

Barcelona-based Fractus Antennas SL designs, manufactures and commercializes miniature, off-the-shelf antennas for IoT, mobile connectivity, and short-range wireless devices. Founded as an independent antenna product business in 2015, Fractus Antennas was born out of the main Fractus operation and combines a respected R&D team with proven manufacturing capabilities and scale to bring to market a new generation of antenna products to meet the mobile and wireless connectivity needs of OEMs.