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Distance from antenna to front end

Question asked by Rob Helvestine on Apr 6, 2018
Latest reply on Apr 20, 2018 by Rob Helvestine


I'm using the PN512 front end in one of my designs. Our system design would be a lot simpler if I can design an antenna at the end of a 10 inch long cable, instead of trying to cram my front end solution to where the antenna needs to be. Is there a rule of thumb for how long this distance can be? Can I design the antenna following the design videos taking this into account (1-3uH inductance, etc.)? What are the design reasons for not being able to do this (inductance increases too much, series resistance, etc.)?