Antenna Engineering Capabilities

Our world-class engineering and manufacturing capabilities support our global leadership in highly optimized antennas making PCTEL the leading global supplier of innovative solutions for fleet and IoT applications including public safety, precision agriculture, and intelligent transportation. Our capabilities include:

  • State-of-the-art 3D EM field solvers for accurate first-time simulation of antenna performance
  • In-house antenna measurement with MVG-Satimo Stargate-24 multi-probe near-field chambers
  • In-house mechanical test capability, and top-of-the-line mechanical CAD tools

Engineering Tools and Equipment

  • Two Satimo SG 24 near-field test ranges
  • 40 ft. tapered antenna test chamber
  • CST Microwave Studio and IE3D E-Field Design Software
  • Microwave Office Circuit Analysis, Keysight PathWave (Genesys)
  • Inventor and SOLIDWORKS mechanical design tools
  • In-house environmental lab (UV, ESD, temperature, humidity, and salt spray test capabilities)
  • FORTUS 3D printing/radome prototyping with multiple dielectric choices
  • FARO Edge laser scanner for highly precise measurements
  • Cadence PCB design software

Wireless Product Development Center

RF Engineering & Testing Experience

  • Board level expertise – PAs, LNAs, general RF circuits for WiFi, Bluetooth, GNSS & others
  • Product level RF experience – protocol, frequency domain, and time domain
  • Skilled with all manner of parametric testing for TX and RX
  • Expert with system-level testing in cabled test beds, over-the-air, channel emulators, etc.

Embedded Antennas Design and Development Expertise

  • Creative embedded antenna designs for multiple platforms, indoor and outdoor
  • 802.11ac and 802.11ax designs
  • PCB design with Cadence tools

Mechanical Engineering Proficiency

  • Indoor and outdoor enclosure designs, thermal designs, antenna radomes, and radio/electronics coexistence
  • Experience with plastic and die-casting to match a deep understanding of environmental/physical deployments

Environmental Testing Capabilities

Test Name PCTEL & Contract
Temperature Shock
Low Temperature Storage/Operation
High Temperature Storage/Operation
Humidity Cycle
Salt Fog
UV Test
IPX6 Water Ingress
IPX7 Water Ingress
Pull Test
Air Leak Test
Impact Test
Handling Drop

People and Innovation

  • 25 US patents granted related to antennas, more patents in process
  • 42 Engineers across our global facilites
  • Expertise in multiband antennas, arrays, isolation requirements, etc.
  • Mechanical designs for industrial deployments, outdoors, vehicles, and rail


Talk to us about our antenna engineering capabilities

Our world-class engineering and manufacturing capabilities make PCTEL the leading global supplier of innovative antenna solutions

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