Johanson Technology News
January 19, 2018
As the preferred solution for semiconductor reference designs, Johanson Technology has joined Sigfox’s preferred partner network as an antenna and RF-front end solutions provider: https://partners.sigfox.com/companies/johanson-technology-inc.
Our embedded ceramic antenna and design services for small-cell IoT environment makes it a great fit for this cooperative effort. For more on our antenna layout and design services, go to: https://www.johansontechnology.com/antennas
November 20, 2017
This low loss harmonic filter (LPF) is ideal for small form-factor devices such as LoRa tags, BLE, wearables, battery operated, Zigbee, small RF modules, and goes very well with reference designs. Automotive AEC-Q200 version is available upon request. It occupies very little PCB space when mounted right on the 50ohm trace. Download the datasheet at: www.johansontechnology.com/datasheets/low-pass-filters/2450LP07C0100.pdf samples and evaluation boards readily available.
October 20, 2017
These high rejection ceramic coaxial resonator filters were specifically designed for applications that require splitting the unlicensed 5GHz spectrum into two or more bands that are very close together such as 802.11ax, UNII, U-NII Low, U-NII High, U-NII Upper, U-NII-2A, and U-NII-3. These passive surface mount (SMD/SMT) ceramic mono-block cavity filters offer excellent narrow band filtering performance and are able to reject 50dB in less than 160MHz. AEC-Q200 Automotive Qualification available if required.
To download the datasheets, please go to: https://www.johansontechnology.com/cr-band-pass-filters
For samples and pricing, go to: https://www.johansontechnology.com/contact
September 14, 2017
Working on wearables, home automation, lighting, audio and anything IoT? Check out Johanson's IoT ISM Band Component Development Kit, a one-stop kit for the most popular RF chipsets and applications solutions in the industry. It has 56 unique parts - 400M, 868M, 915M, and 2.4G Antennas, Filters, Baluns, Ceramic RF Inductors and High-Q Capacitors.
Click here for more details on what's included https://www.johansontechnology.com/specific-kits
Order your kit here: : www.johansontechnology.com/request-a-prototyping-kit?kitpull=IOT-L/C402D-1
June 05, 2017
Johanson is exhibiting at the IMS/MTT show from June 6 to 8 at the Hawaiian Convention Center. See us at booth# 1907. The IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the premier annual international meeting for technologists involved in all aspects of microwave theory and practice. For more info, click here: http://ims2017.org/
May 25, 2017
With the support of Texas Instruments, Johanson Technology has released p/n: 2450BM14G0011T-AEC, a front-end integrated passive device for Bluetooth Smart, ZigBee® and 6LoWPAN CC26XX family chipsets qualified for automotive applications requiring AEC-Q200. The Wiki page referencing the new AEC component can be found here: processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/CC26xx_Integrated_Baluns#Part_numbers_and_links and the datasheet can be downloaded here: www.johansontechnology.com/downloads/2450BM14G0011T-AEC.pdf. If you’d like to have the actual reference design, contact our applications team at: www.johansontechnology.com/ask-a-question
May 1, 2017
Johanson and Modelithics, a third party who specializes in RF and microwave simulation models, have worked together to develop scalable Microwave Global Models for our R15S and R15G capacitor series. Key features for both models include:
- Substrate, capacitance and pad scalability (R15G offers orientation selectability)
- Validated to 20 GHz
- Offer powerful scalability features
- Have advanced parameters for substrate inputs and pad dimensions
- Have the full capacitance range. R15S model from 0.1 to 220 pF. R15G from 0.3 pF to 100 pF.
- Compatible with tuning, optimization and statistical analysis tools that are available within the EDA simulation software
Other models available for download are our R05L (0201), R07S (0402), R14S (0603), and S42E (1111)
April 12, 2017
The SimpleLink Sub-1 GHz Ultra-Low Power Wireless Microcontroller family has added a power amplifier (CC1190) to its reference design catalog using Johanson's 868/915MHz matched balun filter, p/n 0850BM14E0016. Click on the following link where the CC1310/CC1190 Launchpad is visible on TI's website. Two application notes are associated - one for U.S. and one for Europe: www.ti.com/product/CC1310/technicaldocuments3
Gerber and schematics: www.ti.com/lit/zip/swrc338, www.ti.com/lit/zip/swrc319
Our 0900MHz antenna, p/n 0900AT43A0070, goes great with this reference design. These matched balun and antenna are available for purchase in Mouser and DigiKey.
April 12, 2017
As more connected devices use multi-RF protocol chipsets that have both 868/915MHz and 2.4G ISM bands for versatility and range, we have developed a simple separate-feed antenna that allows the designer to use one single antenna in a small footprint and PCB size. New p/n is: 0900AD47A2450 offers exceptional performance in a small form factor and package. This antenna is ideal for IoT, smart home, thermostat, M2M monitoring, wearable designs, etc. For the datasheet, click on: www.johansontechnology.com/datasheets/antennas/0900AD47A2450.pdf For samples, go to: www.johansontechnology.com/request-a-sample.
January 30, 2017
Not sure where or how to start selecting the right antenna for your design? We’ve created an easy to use step-by-step guide to help you get to the antenna p/n made just for your product. Click on this link to get the guide: Chip Antennas Selection Guide. As always, you can always count on our antenna design services to help you finalize your design and take it to mass production: www.johansontechnology.com/ipc-antenna-services
December 12, 2016
Johanson has now completed the qualification of the R05L, R07S, R14S, R15S, S42E high-q capacitor series per the latest revision (rev D) of the AEC-Q200 automotive standard.
With this qualification, Johanson is now one of the few high-Q capacitor manufacturers that are AEC-Q200 qualified.
Click here for additional info on our High-Q series: https://www.johansontechnology.com/high-q-multi-layer-capacitors
For inquiries, contact us at: https://www.johansontechnology.com/ask-a-question
December 12, 2016
The World's Leading Trade Fair for Electronic Components, Systems and Applications attracted 73,000 visitors and 2,913 exhibitors worldwide. Johanson had hundreds of visitors to the booth. Many thanks to our booth staff for their hard work! The high level of activity in this year's show indicates a general strength in the electronics market which makes us optimistic for 2017.
November 1, 2016
Johanson Technology releases its newest low cost and ultra-low loss WiFi ceramic diplexing technology for 2.45 and 5.5GHz. This component was designed with the lowest insertion loss possible, highest attenuation, isolation while maintaining performance in mind. It exhibits Low Pass Filtering (LPF) for the 2G band and Band Pass Filtering (BPF) for the 5G Band. No MOQ required to purchase this diplexer, click here for datasheet: 2450DP15L5400. Samples immediately available.
October 31, 2016
In collaboration with Johanson Technology's engineers, Texas Instruments has released a complete design note for their new CC1310 Sub-GHz Chipset. The easy-to-follow application note features Johanson's matched integrated passive component with embedded ETSI/FCC filter. The component count is significantly reduced from 11 to 1, while still obtaining high radio performance. Johanson Technology's P/N is 0850BM14E0016, which is available at Mouser, DigiKey, and directly from Johanson.
Click here for Johanson's Datasheet: www.johansontechnology.com/datasheets/chipset-specific/0850BM14E0016.pdf
Click here for TI's full app note: www.ti.com/lit/an/swra524/swra524.pdf
October 31, 2016
Johanson's IoT Development Kit is receiving a lot of interest from design engineers. It's a "one-stop" kit for the most popular RF chipsets and applications solutions in the industry. This applies to wearables, home automation, lighting, audio, and everything in between.
Kit p/n is: IOT-L/C402D-1. Order your kit at: www.johansontechnology.com/request-a-prototyping-kit?kitpull=IOT-L/C402D-1
September 30, 2016
Johanson will be exhibiting at Electronica, one of the world's largest electronic trade shows on Nov 8th through 11th in Munich. We invite you and your customers to visit us at Hall B5 Stand 243 to learn about our new product offerings. Click here for more info about the show: https://electronica.de/
September 30, 2016
Johanson has been recognized by the Cal/OSHA Consultation Service for its effort in implementing and maintaining an effective injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) during the Cal/OSHA visit in June 29, 2016. The "Golden Gate Recognition" by Cal/OSHA was developed to provide motivation and support to employers who proactively work with their employees and Cal/OSHA Consultation Service. We are pleased by their recognition and continually strive to improve workplace safety.
September 06, 2016
In the world of connected devices using multi-protocol gateways, many IoT M2M sensors, wearables, AMRs, etc., use multiple RF transceivers or radios that have both Sub-Ghz and 2.4G ISM bands in one for versatility. For this purpose, we have developed a simple, low cost diplexer that allows the designer to use one single antenna system and a simplified front-end that will enable one to be FCC & ETSI compliant due to the great LPF (Low Pass Filter) and BPF (Band Pass Filter) embedded in the component, please click here for the datasheet: 0900DP15A2450 for samples, please request them here: https://www.johansontechnology.com/request-a-sample
August 24, 2016
Our small, EIA 0603 optimized balun-filter component for Texas Instruments’ has embedded FCC/ETSI compliance filtering while maintaining maximum output power performance with the CC1310, eliminating RF manufacturing variability. The new p/n is: 0850BM14E0016 (click for datasheet) for more details such as schematics, gerber files and more go to: www.johansontechnology.com/ti
July 29, 2016
We are excited to announce that Johanson has developed two new low frequency resonant lines: 30 MHz and 10 MHz. Very few companies in the world have this low frequency capability. This new equipment was designed and developed by the Johanson team specifically to address low frequency needs.
Ask us how Johanson can provide accurate data to these frequencies: https://www.johansontechnology.com/ask-a-question
June 29, 2016
Johanson Technology releases p/n: 2450BM14G0011, a small footprint (EIA 0603) front-end integrated passive device for Texas Instruments’ latest multi-protocol Bluetooth Smart, ZigBee® and 6LoWPAN CC26XX family chipsets. This component encompasses an impedance matching network, balun, and Low Pass Filter (LPF) in a small, 1.6x0.8x0.6mm SMT package that significantly reduces PCB space usage, guarantees filtering (FCC/ETSI compliance), and prevents manufacturing variability. Go to: www.johansontechnology.com/ti for the datasheet and reference design (by request).
May 11, 2016
To use a high-Q capacitor at higher frequencies, a common solution is to replace it with several capacitors that have lower values arranged in a parallel position. For example, a 30pF capacitor can be replaced with three 10pF capacitors.
At Johanson, we have the ability to use capacitors with a wider capacitance tolerance and match them. This leads to a tighter tolerance for the overall capacitance value. For instance, we can use three capacitors at 10pF with a 5% tolerance and match them to get 30pF with a 1% tolerance. The result is an increase in frequency range, while keeping the cost down. We can deliver these matched capacitors in a matched set (small and medium size capacitors), or already mounted in a capacitor assembly (large size capacitors, i.e. 2525 and 3838).
For inquiries, contact us at: https://www.johansontechnology.com/contact
April 29, 2016
This 2.4 & 5GHz dual band antenna has a component size of 1.6x0.8x0.4mm (LxWxT) and a total effective area of 5x8mm on the PCB (may be smaller). The new p/n is: 2450AD14A5500 (click for datasheet) offers exceptional performance in a very small form factor and package. This antenna is ideal for IoT, smart home, wearable designs and any small wireless application under the sun using 2.4 & 5GHz, 802.11 bans. For samples, go to: www.johansontechnology.com/request-a-sample. For the complete datasheet, please send us a message at: www.johansontechnology.com/ask-a-question.
April 22, 2016
Johanson at IMS 2016 in San Francisco, CA
Join us to experience the IEEE Microwave Symposium at the Moscone Center, San Francisco CA May 24-26th. This is the premier annual international meeting for technologist involved in all aspects of microwave theory and practice. See us at booth# 1326. Click here for more info: IMS 2016
April 22, 2016
Check out Johanson's antenna ad at "Antenna Systems and Technology" - a digital trade magazine for buyers and specifiers of antennas and related components, subsystems, services and products. The ad features our miniature high performance ceramic antennas. Click here for the ad Johanson Antennas.
April 22, 2016
It has become more and more common to use multi-frequency or multi-band devices to solve and satisfy today’s connectivity challenges. For this reason, Johanson has released a new IoT/ISM component development kit that has 400M, 868M, 915M, and 2.4G antennas, filters, baluns, ceramic RF inductors and HiQ capacitors in order to offer a complete ”one-stop” kit for the most popular RF chipsets and application solutions in the industry. This applies to wearables, home automation, lighting, audio, and everything in between. The kit p/n is: IOT-L/C402D-1, please go to: www.johansontechnology.com/specific-kits for more info on the p/ns included. To order, please go to: www.johansontechnology.com/request-a-prototyping-kit
February 25, 2016
Johanson is proud to release their second series of low cost wideband ceramic baluns that cover from 600-2800MHz in 50, 100, and 200ohms. They come in various differential to single ended impedance ratios such as 1:1, 2:1, and 4:1 for optimal impedance match. Click on the links to get their datasheets: (1:1) 1720BL15B0050, (2:1) 1720BL15A0100, and (4:1) 1720BL15B0200. Samples immediately available, click here to request: www.johansontechnology.com/request-a-sample
February 01, 2016
Johanson is shipping non-magnetic terminations for sizes 0402 (R07S) and for some of the standard values for NPO (R07N) and X7R (R07W) dielectrics. Few manufacturers can offer non-magnetic terminations for these sizes.
Contact us now how we can satisfy your non-magnetic termination requirements for size 0402.
Ask us at: https://www.johansontechnology.com/ask-a-question
January 19, 2016
First of its kind in a low profile, Johanson Technology releases a metal mounted low profile surface mount chip antenna. This antenna must have metal directly underneath on bottom layer in order to function properly. This antenna was designed in mind for small coin cell, wearable, IoT, 2.4 BLE, 802.11, ISM, Zigbee, etc. applications in close-range networks where metal or a battery/display covers the entire length or side of the PCB or encasement must be present directly under the antenna and there's no room for usual/typical antenna metal clearance, similar to mounting an SMT capacitor or inductor. Samples available staring 02/11. Click here for web-version datasheet: 2450AT42E0100. For full datasheet (qualified customers), please send us a message at: https://www.johansontechnology.com/ask-a-question.
December 25, 2015
Rectangular-Sized Single Layer Capacitors Now Available
The Thin Film group at Johanson Technology has long offered rectangular Single Layer Capacitors for the same price as the equivalent square area SLCs. Without a catalog listing, the custom part numbers required for rectangular parts did not work for customers who are restricted to COTS or who require catalog parts for reference designs. JTI now has a rectangular part number code online and in the online catalog. Click below to check them out. On both pages, select tab "Alternative Part Number for Rectangular Parts"For Standard SLC
For GBBL SLC
December 04, 2015
Johanson Technology releases its newest WiFi ceramic diplexing technology in the form of p/n: 2450DP39K5500. This component was designed with minimal insertion loss, highest attenuation, isolation, and performance in mind. It exhibits LGA (Lang Grid Array) pads to reduce effective footprint usage in PCB. No MOQ required to purchase this diplexer, click here for datasheet: 2450DP39K5500. S-Parameters can be found at: https://www.johansontechnology.com/diplexers
November 23, 2015
Johanson Technology releases the independently developed matched balun-filter for ST BlueNRG and Realtek RTL8188EU & RTL8192EU Bluetooth Low Energy chipsets. These chipset are compliant to: ETSI EN 300 328, EN 300 440, FCC CFR47 Part 15, ARIB STD-T66 regulations. Optimal for wearables, fitness, sports, monitoring, remote control and peripheral applications. Click here for datasheet: 2450BM14A0023
September 02, 2015
Johanson Technology announces the offering of small chip antenna for GPS/GLNSS+BLE/WiFi/WLAN for portable, wearable fitness, tracking systems among other many applications. This small antenna component has two separate antenna feeds, one for 2.45GHz functionality (WiFi and or Bluetooth) and positioning location systems, saving designer precious board space while maintaining high performance. Please click on p/n for datasheet 2450AD47A1590
August 02, 2015
New Reference Design: ATSAMR21 XplainedPRO
Ian Johnson, our European Regional Manager, visited Embedded World in Nuremberg Germany in February. Highlight of the visit for Ian was the launch of Atmel's new SoC, SAM R21, a single-chip integrating Atmel's ultra-low power ZigBee Solution with a Cortex-MO+-based MCU. The ATSAM R21 Xplained PRO evaluation kit (and reference design) features our 2450BM15A0015 matched balun-filter and 2450AT18D0100 chip antenna.
May 19, 2015
Johanson Technology releases its first 433MHz integrated RF front-end solution for SiLabs’ Low Current Sub-GHz Transceiver. It encompasses a Balun + FCC compliant Filter + Matching Components. Just like Si4455 and Si4460, it is very easy to use, simplifies the RF design, and guarantees optimal performance. Go To: www.johansontechnology.com/silabs for datasheet and design files.
May 14, 2015
This low cost 1.561/1.575/1.602GHz linearly polarized chip antenna p/n: 1575AT43A0040 is ideal for small form factor tracking systems such as wearables, IoT, personal networks, fitness, sports, driving habit tracking systems, etc. Let Johanson take you through the difficult antenna design, layout, tuning, and validation process. These miniature RF antennas are have great detuning resilience and extreme temperature stability. Datasheet here: 1575AT43A0040 samples and SMA pre-tuned evaluation boards immediately available.
March 30, 2015
Johanson Technology releases its first LGA ultra-small footprint front-end integrated passive device (nordic CSP chipset balun) for NordicSemi’s nRF51822-CEAA, nRF51822-CDAB, nRF51822-CFAC, nRF51422-CEAA, nRF51422-CDAB, and nRF51422-CFAC chipsets. This component encompasses an impedance matching network, balun, and Band Pass Filter (BPF) in a small, 1.4x1.0x0.69mm LGA surface mount component that significantly reduces PCB space usage for the RF front-end, guarantees filtering (FCC/ETSI compliance), prevents any manufacturing variability. Go to: https://johansontechnology.com/nordic for the datasheet and gerber files.
February 27, 2015
Johanson releases its first series of 2.025GHz (3GPP TDD Band 34) harmonic filter.
This component is surface mount, EIA 0805 for ease of manufacturability, has reduced footprint, and features low insertion loss for maximum power transfer. LTE Band 34 LPF p/n: 2025LP15A1225 (click for datasheet) is immediately available for sampling.
November 11, 2014
Johanson Technology releases low cost, next generation 868/915MHz combo ISM chip antenna. This new component features Sub-GHz wideband behavior which will function at both 868 and 915MHz simultaneously, perfect for Americas/Europe/Asia Sub-GHz ISM applications such as Smart Home, Wireless Thermostats, AMR, Fitness, general M2M, Industrial controls, Lighting controls among others. Please click on p/n for datasheet: 0900AT43A0070 samples immediately available.
May 29, 2014
Johanson releases new 1GHz STB (Set Top Box), MoCA reject low pass filter designed for 75ohm systems. Newer home networking technologies always present opportunities and challenges and CATV various frequencies coexistence is no different, especially with systems using less and less wires. Johanson has released 75Ohm 1GHz LPF p/n: 1000LP41B1000 in mass production to help solve these design predicaments.
May 29, 2014
Extended range Receive Optical Sub-Assemblies (ROSAs) for fiber optic network systems require high sensitivity Avalanche Photo-Diode (APD) detectors instead of the standard PIN-diode detector. To improve detector sensitivity, the bias to an APD must have a high capacitance broadband filter on the power input to the device. This filter prevents high-frequency noise getting to the APD via the power input and interfering with the incoming signal. JTI SLCs using our GBBL dielectric fit the capacitance and broadband requirements for PIN-diode detector input power filtering and the VCC filtering for the associated signal processor. With the 63V and 100V ratings now available, GBBL capacitors can now also be used for the input power filtering on an APD device. Production volumes are shipping and samples are available from stock.
May 29, 2014
JOHANSON TECHNOLOGY INC. is proud to announce that we have earned ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION to ISO14001. With this achievement, JOHANSON TECHNOLOGY INC. (JTI) is recognized as meeting the highest standards set by the International Standards Organization (ISO) for both Environmental Management (per ISO14001) as well as Quality Management (per ISO9001). These achievements join JOHANSON DIELECTRICS’ certification to ISO9001 and AS9100 (Aerospace Quality Management) demonstrating our high standards and commitment to our customers, suppliers and community.
May 8, 2014
Facing challenges of IF signal reliability, false switching and circuit complexity, JTI has developed high rejection and optimized isolation diplexers for Low Noise Block (LNB) allowing the system design to use a smaller footprint and be more cost effective. p/n: 1175DP41B1925 and 1175DP41A1925.
March 11, 2014
This compact SMD filter was developed with “easy RF” in mind and provide passive >35dB attenuation levels very close to passband without compromising insertion loss. The recommended application is MoCA D-Band. This cost effective filter was designed to use a small effective footprint and easily matched to 75ohm systems.
Click here for datasheet. (P/N: 1400BP41A0550).
March 11, 2014
Johanson Technology announces the offering of passive RF Triplexer for GPS/GLNSS+BLE/WiFi + WLAN for portable applications. This small EIA 0805 component has one LPF and two BPF integrated to receive and filter, and split 1.5, 2.45, and 5.5GHz signals for various RF chipsets who offer combined functionality and/or wideband antenna systems where triplexing the 3 RF signals is required
October 28, 2013
For location systems needing redundancy, the addition of new civilian-use signal is transmitted on a frequency other than the L1 (1.575GHz). The L2C signal is able to improve accuracy of navigation, provides an easy to track signal, and acts as a redundant signal in case of localized interference. Johanson Technology p/n: 1227AT45A0042
March 25, 2013
Due to the increasing interest in 1dBi+ gain satellite internal chip antennas that can operate in both GPS and GLONASS bands at the same time; we’ve released our new GPS/GLONASS SMD Antenna: P/N 1575AT54A0010. This antenna is compact (15x4x3.2mm) and can replace more expensive patch antennas offering similar performance in small portable applications. Samples immediately available. To download or view the datasheet: Click Here
September 7, 2012
Our brand new BPF has the highest close-to-passband rejection 2.45GHz BPF with the smallest footprint ever made by us in an 0805 package. It uses an LGA termination for reduced real-estate usage. This component is in full production and has no MOQ required. Great 30dB min Atten @2170MHz. Samples and EVBs immediately available.
August 10, 2012
In an episode of “Tech-Talk with Tom Griffin” Tom Griffin from Catalyst Sales Inc interviews special guest Manuel Carmona, Business Development Manager from Johanson Technology Inc. as they discuss ceramic chip antenna implementation and design. For more information click on Chip Antenna Layout Guidelines and Tuning Techniques. We’d like to thank Catalyst Sales and Specially Tom Griffin for the making of this video.