A strong partner in development and design
Hirschmann Car Communication not only leads the way in the development of high-frequency systems with powerful reception for the automotive industry, but also impresses its customers in a number of other areas that have quite varying demands. The ability to offer combined know-how from all of our development areas within a single company is one of our key strengths.
Based on your requirements for specific systems or product modifications and market analyses, we start by simulating our solution in terms of design and circuitry layout as well as the antenna and software design. This simulation stage is then followed by implementation with corresponding system measurements and implementation of the software. Our range of services includes all of the necessary validations, testing relating to signals, software, environment and functions, as well as electromagnetic compatibility measurements.
Transmitter and receiver technology
High-tech solutions that are built to impress
- Highly complex receiver technology based on phase and MRC (Maximum Ratio Combining) diversity that is designed to deliver unrivalled mobile reception power
- High performance based on exclusive channel and source decoders
- High-end phase diversity for analogue FM reception
- MRC diversity for digital terrestrial broadcasting services, such as DVB-T2 and DAB(+)
- Globally designed antenna and receiver system architecture
- Background search function keeps station lists constantly up to date for all services
Integrated antenna technology
Individual antenna systems for fixed installation spaces
The current trend among automotive manufacturers is towards antenna systems that are integrated in the vehicle body – a technology that Hirschmann Car Communication has played a key role in shaping from the beginning.
For example, Hirschmann developed the world's first mobile radio antenna that was integrated in the rear bumper and carried out pioneering work on modular antenna systems for rear windows. These combine for example radio and TV reception with telephony, satellite navigation and radio-controlled central locking functions. Today, we supply these types of system as a development partner to numerous well-known automotive manufacturers.
Film antenna technology
Patented film antennas offering unsurpassed reception quality for even the smallest of installation spaces
With our patented film antenna technology, conductive structures are applied to a film by means of a screen printing process. With this process, widely branched or scattered antenna structures can be realised even in very small spaces, and this is what makes film antenna technology so unique.
In principle, antennas can be integrated into any non-conductive component on a vehicle – from the rear view mirror to bumpers, spoilers and all plastic body parts.
The advantage: the antenna interferes neither with the design nor outer lines of vehicles, but still delivers the best possible reception quality.
Film antennas are usually affixed to the plastic component using clips, or they can be simply glued in place. Alternatively, the film antenna can be directly injected or pressed into the plastic part during the manufacturing process (in-mould process). The film antenna is connected to the downstream antenna components, such as electronics or amplifiers, via a crimp connection and to the receiver via wires. The installation space for the film antenna can be very small and flat.