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Printed Flexible Antennas for NFC and HDTV

GSI began the journey into printed electronics with investments in roll to roll screen printing lines capable of manufacturing millions of contactless antennas. In recent years, these same roll to roll capabilities were advanced to service the growing HDTV antenna market. GSI continues to service a variety of RF applications requiring unique signal to noise ratio performance for consumer and industrial installations. GSI engages with customer’s developing unique antenna and near field communication (NFC) applications enabled by GSI’s printed electronic capabilities.

Printed Antenna Capabilities

GSI has assisted many antenna customers by supplying initial concept samples, rolls of completed printed antennas ready for chip attach, or finished printed antennas ready for connector and housing attachment. Many of these markets are highly cost competitive, and GSI has the knowledge and experience to assess and control manufacturing costs.

  • Quick prototype generation and scalable roll to roll processing
  • Precision die cutting and laser processing for printed antenna finishing
  • Online vision inspection to ensure defect free printed antennas

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GSI Antenna Printing Advantages

Equipment
Roll to roll printed lines, some with capabilities to produce multiple layers in series, offer a low cost single pass alternative for producing antennas in high volume. Single samples at the correct size, are easily created on prototyping equipment, and will quickly scale to the production systems for volume manufacturing.

Materials
GSI has experience in printing and laminating many unique films and adhesives for functional cards. Antenna production has been demonstrated on paper stock to serve as an inlay within package board. For challenging highly conformal requirements, flexible ink systems are available.

Experience
GSI first entered the active card market over a decade ago by producing printed antennas for NFC and modules for one time passcode cards. A deep understanding of materials and interactions were acquired and is ready to be leveraged for your product needs.

Our team includes experienced engineers and a full service art department that is prepared to meet your manufacturing requirements.
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If you are looking for printing solutions for medical, industrial, automotive, or consumer products, give us a call at
630-325-8181. Let’s work together to find a solution that fits.

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