Unlike other components, the physical position of an antenna plays an important role in its performance. Every antenna will be unique in the best placement for performance. If you are in doubt, always consult the product’s data sheet for general design guidance, which includes information on optimal placement. Following this guidance will enable the antenna to perform optimally within your device. If placement becomes difficult, there are some novel antenna options available that can be integrated more flexibly than surface-mount device (SMD) antennas.
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