In2tec has been working in the Automotive market for 20 years. Our Research & Development Centre in the UK continually expands our technology and process knowledge and capability. We have developed an array of printed antenna solutions that provide effective transmission plus reception of wireless communication, in areas of the vehicle not easily accessed for antenna integration, and which can meet the requirements of the fast-developing Automotive market.
We provide printed flexible antennas, including conformable and clear antenna solutions, breaking down the barrier to design. In doing so, they open the opportunity to utilise more real estate of the vehicle for communication technologies, including reception for GPS, radio telemetry and inter-vehicle communications. With antenna surfaces that can be formed in varying degrees of 3D profiles to suit different applications, it allows antennas to be built into sensor covers, which being transparent can be applied to lenses, sunroofs, roof panels and windows, as well as within the cabin.
In2tec’s wide range of antenna systems allows disparate devices to interconnect. By applying the latest Carbon Nano-Tube technologies, near optically clear (VTL 90-94%) antennas can be achieved. Our advanced material and designs are customised to each application requirement. With our innovation experience, In2tec are ideally placed to identify, create, and implement the right solutions for specific applications, opening opportunities around design and functionality, while putting you at the forefront of innovation for safety, plus driver and passenger experience.
We work with our Automotive customers from concept to delivery. Our full design-for-manufacture culture ensures we provide optimal and practical deliverable solutions for all Automotive customers. Manufacturing to the most exacting standards, we have aligned our in-house manufacturing centres in the UK and China.
With differing applications requiring differing solutions, the breadth of requirements for antennas to provide systems and user interconnectivity is huge. The wide range of potential frequency bands (MHz to GHz) coupled with potential mounting locations means that for every application there is an optimum design to be achieved. We understand the challenges and appreciate that no one-solution fits all.
In addition to vehicle ADAS and awareness systems needed for enhanced safety, both today and as the industry continues to develop autonomous vehicles, the driver experience is critical in automotive success. So, our unique formation of antennas always allows the driver and the vehicle to stay connected.
- The GPS system L1 (1575.42 MHz) and L2 (1227.60 MHz) are ideally suited for slot and mono-pole antenna solutions with the design tuned to their specific requirements.
- UHF – TV, DAB and domestic radio cover the 88-108 MHz 217MHz ranges. Optically clear planar antennas prove ideal for these lower frequency operations.
- Bluetooth and Wi-Fi ISM operate in the microwave 2.4GHz or 5.8GHz bands, and as such are ideal for slot and mono-pole antennas to provide device and in-vehicle connectivity.
Our customised 3D formable and transparent antenna solutions mean we can offer the right innovative solution for the most challenging of briefs for our Automotive customers. Providing lightweight and fully flexible circuits allows us to streamline your design, including minimising size, whilst also removing excess material and wastage. By ensuring we deliver highly reliable solutions, we achieve a reduction in potential failure points and provide a longer product life.
Critically our product and material focus is providing a game-changing level of recyclability with the sole aim of improving the circular economy in the automotive arena. Using the right electronics solution will open new opportunities around design and functionality, while putting you at the forefront of innovation and user experience. But this does not need to be at the expense of sustainability With the provision of sustainable substrates, conductive and process technologies, constructions that utilise less material, and flexible electronic solutions that can be easily disassembled for component and material reuse, we strive for 100% recyclability.
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