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Antenna Impedance Matching Simplified

September 01, 2020 by Dove Electronics

This article discusses the importance of an impedance-matched antenna when assembling for the end-user environment so that it operates in the desired frequency band with maximum efficiency.

Despite being a complicated procedure requiring testing and validation, antenna matching is essential in all RF designs. Impedance matching ensures maximum efficiency. Without proper matching, the antenna becomes a choke point of performance due to reduced range, increased power consumption, and poor transmission quality. Recent advancements in the Internet of Things and smart applications demand highly efficient and reliable antenna systems.

What is so important about impedance matching? The antenna must be impedance matched when assembled for the end-user environment so that it operates in the desired frequency band with maximum efficiency. Optimal efficiency results in maximum range, minimum power consumption, reduced heating, and reliable data throughput. It is essential to realize that an antenna itself can be considered an impedance transformer.