SURFACE MOUNT ANTENNA TUBE
Original Publication Date: 1999-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-23
The antenna designs in a radio or a cellular unit requires the antenna to be surrounded by an antenna tube as part of the RF and the Electrical require- ments as shown in Figure 1. The existing assembly process is performed as follows; (a) the antenna tube is manually assembled (pressed) into the housing, (b), three contact clips that are gold platted are placed on the PCB using a pick-and-place machine, (c), the populated PCB is manually placed into the unit housing which allows the antenna tube to contact the gold clips, (d), the antenna is inserted into the antenna tube as shown in Figures 2a and 2b.