Embedded and Covert Antennas for Discreet Applications
As the term “embedded” indicates, antennas can be built into any number of electronic devices and systems. Devices that rely on cellular, GSM, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Zigbee, GPS and GLONASS, LoRa, or other RF transmission and reception generally use embedded antennas. Westward Sales supplies embedded antennas for industrial and commercial applications, telematics and telemetry, security monitoring, and telecommunications. The growth of IoT devices that report on the status of other devices, coupled with endless consumer demand for smartphones and tablets, has driven the design of embedded antennas since the 1980s.
Covert antennas, on the other hand, are designed to be hidden. Some may be concealed behind a vehicle bumper, fender, windshield, dashboard, or hidden area where an antenna’s presence must be undetectable. Covert antennas easily mount to a flat surface using fasteners or adhesive.
Others, such as those used in undercover law enforcement, attach to the back and shoulders of the human body.
Embedded Antennas for OEM, Testing, and Development
Westward Sales ofers several embedded antennas which easily integrate into electronic devices and systems. One popular embedded antenna is the EM-700/2700. It covers the 694 to 960 MHz and 1710 to 2750 MHz LTE frequency bands and features vertical polarization. It is rated at 10 watts of power, and the gain for this embedded antenna ranges from 0 dBi in the low band to 2.5 dBi peak in the high band. Cellular OEMs, systems integrators, and contract manufacturers searching for an embedded LTE, IoT, or M2M product turn to the Mobile Mark EM-900/1900 embedded cellular antenna board. It’s used in diverse applications such as vending machines and smart meters. The embedded antenna is mounted on a PCB and covers a comprehensive LTE range.
Covert Antennas for Discreet Operations
Law enforcement and surveillance activities may need a covert antenna hidden from the public. Westward Sales has a range of covert vehicle antennas and discreet body-worn antennas across UHF, VHF, and Cellular/LTE frequencies. For example, the Panorama BMP1 is a bumper-mount UHF antenna designed to be covert, tamper-proof, and hidden from view. It may be installed using the adhesive pad or four fastener holes to a vehicle’s front or rear bumper or behind the fender liner. The covert antenna operates over any of four UHF frequency bands.
In contrast, the BWDT body-worn dipole antenna is designed to be worn on a user’s body during undercover operations. Thus, it is an excellent alternative when conventional portable antennas cannot be used. This covert antenna is worn across the shoulders and down the back. The wires are taped to a person’s body to appear discreet as possible. Once in position, the covert antenna is tuned to the required UHF frequency to achieve optimal performance.
Speak with a Wireless Specialist
No matter where you may be in the design phase or what RF requirements you have, we suggest you obtain advice from an RF specialist. Westward’s wireless specialists are here to help you quickly find the most suitable embedded or covert antenna for your application. Contact one of our sales engineers to find the best antenna for your job.
Panorama BMP1 Covert UHF Antenna for Vehicles, Choice of Frequency BandThe BMP1 is a bumper-moun..
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Panorama BWDT Covert Bodyworn Dipole AntennaThe Bodyworn Dipole Antenna (BWDT) is specifically d..
Panorama VCD Private Mobile Radio Dipole Antenna with Covert MountingThe Panorama VCD family of ..
Poynting DIPL-1 Wideband 4G/3G/2G LTE Covert Antenna, 824 - 2200 MHzThe DIPL-1 is a wideband 2G,..
Taoglas FXP280 868MHz LoRA/Sigfox, and ISM Antenna with I-PEX ConnectorThe Taoglas FXP280 is a r..
Taoglas GSA.8821.B Omnidirectional Penta-Band Cellular Adhesive I-Bar AntennaThe GSA.8821.B..
Taoglas GSA.8822 4G/3G/2G LTE Adhesive T-Bar Antenna, IP67 RatedThe GSA.8822 T-Bar antenna is an..
Taoglas GSA.8827 (Phoenix) 5G/4G I-Bar Adhesive Mount AntennaThe GSA.8827 (Phoenix) I-Bar style ..
Taoglas GSA.8827R (Phoenix) I-Bar Style Adhesive Mount Antenna with Diagnostic ResistorThe GSA.8..
Taoglas GSA.8830 Cellular Heat-Shrink Wrapped I-Bar Adhesive Antenna, 850 - 2100 MHzThe GSA.8830..
Taoglas MA2330 3-in-1 Covert GPS, WiFi & AM/FM Headliner Adhesive Antenna with FAKRA Connectors
Taoglas RG.02.01 4G Cellular Adhesive Roadmarker Antenna, 698-2690 MHzThe Taoglas RG.02.01 has b..
Taoglas RG.02.02 4G Cellular Adhesive Roadmarker Antenna, 698-2690 MHzThe Taoglas RG.02.02 has b..
Taoglas RI.02.01 Adhesive Roadmarker 915 MHz Antenna, 1.5M WY-100 SMB (F) to SMA (M)The RI.0.01 ..
Taoglas RI.02.02 Adhesive Roadmarker 915 MHz Antenna, 1.5M WY-100 SMB (F) to TNC (M)The RI.0.02 ..
Taoglas RI.08 Vandal-Resistant Direct Mount Roadmarker Antenna for 868 MHzThe Taoglas RI.08 is a..
Taoglas RI.09 Vandal-Resistant Direct Mount Roadmarker Antenna for 915 MHzThe Taoglas RI.09 is a..
Mobile Mark CVL-WB2 Compact, Indoor/Outdoor 5G FR1 AntennaThe CVL-W2 antenna covers the entire 5..
Mobile Mark CVL-WLF Covert 4G LTE Strip Antenna, Compact, WaterproofThe CVL-WLF antenna covers a..
Mobile Mark CVS-U15 2-in-1 Subcompact Covert Antenna, Cellular 806-1990 MHz & GPSThe CVS-U15..
Mobile Mark CVW508 5-in-1 Covert MIMO 5G/LTE, WiFi 6E, & GPS Antenna, Adhesive MountThe CVW5..
Mobile Mark CVWG-WB2 2-in-1 Compact Covert 5G/LTE & GPS Antenna, Adhesive MountThe CVWG-WB2 ..
Mobile Mark EM-2400/5500 Embedded 2.4 and 5 GHz WiFi Antenna Board with 2 dBi gainThe EM-2400/55..
Mobile Mark EM-700/2700 Embedded Cellular Antenna Board with 0-2.5 dBi GainThe EM-700/2700 embed..
Mobile Mark EM-900/1900 Internal Circuit Board Antenna, Unity GainThe EM-900/1900 antenna covers..
Mobile Mark EM-900/2400 2:1 Flexible Dual-Feed Embedded Antenna for ISM and WiFi NetworksThe EM-..
Mobile Mark EM-925/1800 Internal Circuit Board Antenna for GSM NetworksMobile Mark’s EM-925/1800..
Mobile Mark EM-LTE Flexible LTE Internal Strip AntennaThe EM-LTE embedded antenna features an in..
Mobile Mark EM-UMB Internal Circuit Board Antenna with 2 dBi GainThe EM-UMB antenna offers broad..
Mobile Mark PM-1350 Patch Antenna for Embedded ApplicationsDesigned for military applications th..
Panorama EF UHF Easy Fit Adhesive AntennaThe Panorama On Glass antenna Easy Fit can be..
Panorama EF-24-58 Dual-Band WiFi Antenna, 2.4 and 5.0 GHz Frequencies, Adhesive MountThe Panoram..
Panorama EF-6-60 Portable Antenna for 4G/5G Vehicle Installed Routers, Adhesive MountThe EF-6-60..
Panorama EF-BC3G-26 Adhesive Mount 2G/3G/4G Cellular AntennaThe Panorama EF-BC3G-26 range of ant..
Panorama EF-W24 Easyfit WiFi Adhesive Antenna, 2.4 GHzThe Panorama On Glass EF-W24 antenna ..
Taoglas ADFGP.25A Embedded Dual Pin Active GNSS Patch Antenna (1561 MHz to 1606 MHz)The Taoglas ..
Taoglas ADFGP.25E Embedded GNSS Dual Pin Active Patch Antenna, 1559 MHz to 1610 MHzThe Taogla AD..
Taoglas ADFGP.50A Active Dual Patch, Dual Feed Antenna for GPS/Glonass/Galileo/BeiDouThe Taoglas..
Taoglas AGGBP.25A GPS/Glonass/Galileo/BeiDou Patch Antenna Module with Front-End SAW FilterThe T..
Taoglas AGGBP.25B GPS/Glonass/Galileo/BeiDou Two Stage Active Patch AntennaThe Taoglas AGGBP.25B..
Taoglas AGGBP.SL.18A One Stage 18mm Embedded Patch Antenna with 14.5dB LNA GainThe Taoglas AGGBP..
Taoglas AGGBP.SL.25A One Stage 25mm Embedded Patch Antenna with 14.5dB LNA GainThe Taoglas AGGBP..
Taoglas AGGBP.SL.35A One Stage 35mm Embedded Patch Antenna with 14.5dB LNA GainThe Taoglas AGGBP..
Taoglas AGGBP.SLS.18A GNSS One Stage 18mm Active Patch Antenna with 13.0dB LNA GainThe Taoglas A..
Taoglas AGGBP.SLS.25A GNSS One Stage 25mm Active Patch Antenna with 13.0dB LNA GainThe Taoglas A..
Taoglas AGGBP.SLS.35A GNSS One Stage 35mm Active Patch Antenna with 13.0dB LNA GainThe Taoglas&n..
Taoglas AGGP.25F GPS/Glonass/BeiDou Two Stage Embedded Active Patch Antenna, 25.1 mmThe AGGP.25F..
Taoglas AGGP.35F GPS/Glonass/BeiDou Two Stage Embedded Active Patch Antenna, 35 mmThe AGGP.35F a..
Taoglas AGPSF.36C Active GPS L1/L2 Low Profile Stacked Patch Antenna, I-PEX MHF IThe Taoglas AGP..
Taoglas AGVB.25A (Accura) GPS L1 / L5 & BeiDou B1 Active Stacked Patch AntennaThe Taoglas AG..
Taoglas AP.10E GPS/Galileo Small Active Patch Antenna for Mobile Devices, Front End SAW Filter
Taoglas AP.10F GPS/Galileo Active Patch Antenna for Small Mobile Devices (Two Stage 25dB )The Ta..
Taoglas AP.10G GPS/Galileo 1 Stage 14dB SMD Active Patch Antenna for Small Mobile DevicesThe Tao..
Taoglas AP.10H GPS/Galileo 2 Stage SMT Active Patch Antenna for Small Mobile DevicesThe Taoglas ..
Taoglas AP.12F GPS/Galileo Two Stage 12mm Active Patch Antenna with Front End SAW FilterThe Taog..
Taoglas AP.17E One Stage GPS/Galileo 17mm Embedded Active Patch Antenna The Taoglas AP.17E ..
Taoglas AP.17F Two Stage GPS/Galileo 17mm Active Patch AntennaThe Taoglas AP.17F is a two-stage ..
Taoglas AP.25E One Stage Active 25mm GPS/Galileo Patch Antenna on 35mm Ground PlaneThe AP.25E is..
Taoglas AP.25F Two Stage Active 25mm GPS/Galileo Patch Antenna on 25mm Ground PlaneThe AP.25F ha..
Taoglas AP.25M One Stage Active 25mm GPS/Galileo Patch Antenna on 25mm Ground PlaneThe AP.25M is..
Taoglas AP.35A One Stage Active 25mm GPS/Galileo Patch Antenna on 35mm Ground PlaneThe AP.35A ha..
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Taoglas FXP07.07 Penta-Band Cellular Flexible PCB Antenna with Plug-and-Play ApplicationThe FXP0..
Taoglas FXP07.09 3G/2G Cellular Flexible PCB Antenna with Plug-and-Play ApplicationThe FXP07.09 ..
Taoglas FXP07.B.07 3G/2G Cellular Flexible PCB Antenna with Solder Pads and I-PEX ConnectorThe F..
Taoglas FXP14.07 3G/2G Cellular Flexible PCB Antenna with I-PEX MHF I (U.FL compatible)The Taogl..
Taoglas FXP14.09 3G/2G Cellular Flexible PCB Antenna with MMCX (M) RA ConnectorThe Taoglas FXP14..
Taoglas FXP14.24 3G/2G Cellular Flexible PCB Antenna with I-PEX MHF 4 ConnectorThe Taoglas ..
Taoglas FXP14R 3G/2G Cellular Flexible PCB Antenna with Diagnostic Resistor & IPEX Connector&nbs..
Taoglas FXP29 Flexible PCB Antenna, 1920 - 2170 MHzThe FXP29 is a unique super small monopole ul..
Taoglas FXP290 ISM Band (915 MHz) Flexible Circuit Antenna with 1.5dBi Peak GainThe Taoglas FXP2..
Taoglas FXP40 4G LTE Antenna with IPEX Connector and 1.3dBi Peak GainThe Taoglas FXP40 is a supe..
Taoglas FXP522 (Venti) 2:1 Embedded WiFi MIMO Antenna (2.4/5.8/7.1 GHz, Including WiFi 6)The FXP..
Taoglas FXP523 (Venti) 3:1 Embedded WiFi 3x3 MIMO Antenna (2.4/5.8/7.1 GHz, Including WiFi 6)The..
Taoglas FXP524 (Venti) 4:1 Embedded WiFi 4x4 MIMO Antenna (2.4/5.8/7.1 GHz, Including WiFi 6)The..
Taoglas FXP534 (Venti) 4:1 Embedded 4x4 MIMO WiFi Antenna for 802.11ac ApplicationsThe FXP534 5...
Taoglas FXP543 (Venti) 3-in-1 Circular Flexible WiFi 3x3 MIMO AntennaThe unique FXP543 circ..
Taoglas FXP611 (Cloud) GPS/Glonass/Galileo/BeiDou Flexible Polymer AntennaThe FXP611 is a flexib..
Taoglas FXP612 Flexible Polymer Multi Band GPS L1, L2, L5 & GNSS Antenna The FXP612 emb..
Taoglas FXP810.07 (Freedom) Dual Band WiFi Antenna Covering WiFi, Bluetooth and NFCThe FXP..
Taoglas FXP810.09 (Freedom) Dual Band WiFi Antenna Covering WiFi, Bluetooth and NFCThe&nbs..
Taoglas FXP830.07 (Freedom) WiFi Dipole Antenna, 2.4/5.8/7.1 GHz and WiFi 6/WiFi 6EThe FXP830.07..
Taoglas FXP830.09 (Freedom) WiFi 2.4/5.8 GHz Antenna with MMCX (M) RA ConnectorThe FXP830.09 is ..
Taoglas FXP830.24 (Freedom) 2.4/5.8 GHz WiFi Dipole Antenna with I-PEX MHF 4 ConnectorThe FXP830..
Taoglas FXP831 (Freedom) 2.4/4.9-6.0 GHz WiFi Flexible PCB Antenna, I-PEX ConnectorThe FXP831 is..
Taoglas FXP832 (Freedom) WiFi Flexible Dipole Antenna with 18" RG-174 and RP-SMA (M)The Freedom ..
Taoglas FXP840 Tiny Flexible WiFi Antenna (Including WiFi 6) with 2.5dBi Peak GainThe FXP840 (Fr..
Taoglas FXR.01.A Flexible Near Field Communications Reader AntennaTaoglas has developed an NFC (..
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Taoglas FXR.06.52 Flexible NFC Antenna with Twisted Pair 28AWG Cable and Ferrite LayerThe FXR.06..
Taoglas FXR.06.52 Square Flexible Near Field Communications Antenna with Twisted Pair 28AWG Cable
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Taoglas FXR.06.A.dg Square Flexible Near Field Communications Antenna with Ferrite LayerThe FXR...
Taoglas FXR.07.52 Circular Flexible NFC Antenna with Twisted Pair 28AWG Cable and ACH (F)Th..
Taoglas FXR.07.52 Flexible NFC Antenna with Twisted Pair 28AWG Cable and Ferrite LayerThe F..
Taoglas FXR.07.A Circular Flexible NFC (Near Field Communications) AntennaThe FXR.07.A is a circ..
Taoglas FXR.07.A.dg Circular Flexible Near Field Communications Antenna with Ferrite LayerThe FX..
Taoglas FXR.08.52 Flexible NFC Antenna with Twisted Pair 28AWG Cable and Ferrite LayerThe FXR.08..
Taoglas FXR.08.52 Rectangular Flexible NFC Antenna with Twisted Pair 28AWG Cable and ACH (F)The ..