Gapwaves Waveguide Technology

Gapwaves Waveguide Technology

A novel technology for market leading performance in millimeterwave waveguide applications.

The innovation in our solutions lies in the patented Gapwaves waveguide technology with unique capabilities such as combining extremely low losses with market leading cost-efficiency for high production volumes. This results in unique advantages compared to traditional transmission line and waveguide technologies.

The technology is based on an Artificial Magnetic Conductor (AMC) surface that enables propagation of electromagnetic waves in contactless artificial waveguide structures. This is the key to designing high performance waveguide antenna structures with a high degree of flexibility using well-established high-volume production processes.

By combining high performance and standardized manufacturing technologies such as plastic injection molding with metallization or die-casting in aluminum and zink, Gapwaves antennas can be tailormade to fulfill the requirements of a wide range of millimeterwave applications.

Furthermore, Gapwaves waveguide technology has unique possibilities of designing tightly integrated solutions, including planar antennas, filters, diplexers, and active components. Gapwaves antennas with multiple ports are very suitable for high performance beamforming applications.

Main application areas are solutions for radar antennas in the automotive industry, autonomous last mile delivery applications such as drones and robots, traffic management, surveillance and phased array antenna solutions for 5G mmWave.

Simply put, we hold the key!

Transmission losses

Comparison between alternatives

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Gapwaves waveguides
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Rectangular waveguides
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Micro strip lines

A novel technology for market leading performance in millimeterwave waveguide applications.

The innovation in our solutions lies in the patented Gapwaves waveguide technology with unique capabilities such as combining extremely low losses with market leading cost-efficiency for high production volumes. This results in unique advantages compared to traditional transmission line and waveguide technologies.

The technology is based on an Artificial Magnetic Conductor (AMC) surface that enables propagation of electromagnetic waves in contactless artificial waveguide structures. This is the key to designing high performance waveguide antenna structures with a high degree of flexibility using well-established high-volume production processes.

By combining high performance and standardized manufacturing technologies such as plastic injection molding with metallization or die-casting in aluminum and zink, Gapwaves antennas can be tailormade to fulfill the requirements of a wide range of millimeterwave applications.

Furthermore, Gapwaves waveguide technology has unique possibilities of designing tightly integrated solutions, including planar antennas, filters, diplexers, and active components. Gapwaves antennas with multiple ports are very suitable for high performance beamforming applications.

Main application areas are antenna solutions for radar sensors used in the Automotive industry and phased array antenna solutions for 5G mmWave and Satcom as well as antennas for the telecom industry.

Simply put, we hold the key!

Transmission losses

Comparison between alternatives

x1
Gapwaves waveguides
x1
Rectangular waveguides
x3
SIW
x10
Micro strip lines