Fractus Antennas Rebrands as Ignion with Virtual Antenna for IoT devices

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

May 12, 2021


Fractus Antennas Rebrands as Ignion with Virtual Antenna for IoT devices

Inspired by the adoption of its Virtual Antenna for IoT devices, Fractus Antennas has rebranded as Ignion.

Virtual Antenna is designed for the ideal deployment of antennas for IoT devices. Per the company, Virtual Antenna cuts the development time from months to weeks. Ignion’s ‘antenna booster on a chip’ technology was created to ensure electronics engineers can incorporate them into their designs without being antenna experts. 

Able to support multiple cellular and non-cellular technologies, ranging from NB-IoT and LTE-M to low power LPWAN and Bluetooth, at frequencies up to 10GHz, the Virtual Antenna can be used in different IoT designs, enabling suitable procurement and logistics.

A three stage integration process is supported by Ignion’s services. Ideal integration can be made by taking advantage of Ignion’s wireless Fast Track service tool, which places the antenna booster on the PCB virtually. Ignion then designs the first matching electronic circuit for the required frequency bands, all of which is optimized for the device’s designated board. This allows device radiation performance to be predicted from the very beginning. In line with Ignion’s ethos of providing solutions and support to customers, users of wireless Fast Track receive feedback within 24 hours. 

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Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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