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Ask The Expert - Molex discuss Antenna selection and optimal design steps

Molex is well known for their expertise in connectors, but did you know that for many years Molex has also been a key driver in the antenna market?

In this video you’ll find out more about Molex’s expertise in antennas (5:10), as Pete Wood from DesignSpark and Savvas Valsamakis from Molex discuss the common challenges faced by customers under pressure to develop improved products. Learn more about the importance of selecting the right antenna (17:12) and the necessary design-steps that must be considered (18:22) in order to optimise your design.

The interview also discusses common applications and market trends (7:07) that have led to the rapid expansion of the antenna portfolio from Molex, including vehicle electronics (7:45), camera controls (9:32) and point of sale terminals (10:58). This includes a brief overview of the recent additions to the antenna product range (15:15) and the latest external antennas (24:26), plus a useful guide to accessing supporting materials such as application specifications (21:37) to aid your selection and optimise your product design.

About the Speaker:

Savvas Valsamakis joined Molex in 2014, after several years in Research and Development in the connector and electronics industry. His mechanical engineering background and experience in manufacturing enable direct collaboration with customers’ engineering to identify and solve their problems. After his business studies, Savvas assumed the role of leading the front-end team of Molex Micro-Solution Business Unit (MSBU) in Europe. Their mission is to offer best-in-class support to customers, by leveraging MSBU’s products and capabilities in micro- and wireless connectivity.

For more on Molex, this recent webinar looks at why technology is driving the need for greater connector capability.

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3 Jun 2020, 14:09