NFC antenna takes up less space than you can imagine

Modern smartphones these days boast more antennas that you could possibly imagine, where the wonders of miniaturization has certainly made their mark in the size of the hardware you hold in the palm of your hand that would make even the fastest Pentium that came out over 10 years ago cower in fear. Imagine the four required to support all the international GSM bands, while 3G takes up five. Of course, you shouldn’t count out Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS – as those are considered to be essential in this day and age. Well, Finnish firm Pulse Engineering managed to churn out an antenna which fits on a phone’s motherboard in the same space that current quadband GSM and single band 3G devices have. Could this new antenna usher in a new age of NFC payments?

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