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Vishay Announces Mobile DTV Chip Antennas

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has announced “the industry's first high-performance multilayer ceramic chip antennas for mobile devices to cover the entire UHF band from 470 MHz to 860 MHz.”

The antennas range in size from 35 x 5 x 1.2 mm to 10.5 x 15.5 x 1.2 mm. Vishay said the devices are designed for use in mobile UHF TV receivers, where they would “eliminate the need for large external antennas,” and also for use in portable consumer electronics such as mobile phones, portable media players and notebook computers.

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Doug Lung is one of America's foremost authorities on broadcast RF technology. He has been with NBC since 1985 and is currently vice president of broadcast technology for NBC/Telemundo stations.