I’m working on a device which uses Spark Core. We want to make it manufacturable and we are deciding which type of antenna we want. We have found these two types of antennas that might work: PCB antenna and Whipe antenna. In our case, both antennas are closed inside our device (made of plastic).
Is there a huge range diference between these two types at same dBi? PCB Trace antenna seem more directional than whipe type so perhaps if our device is in a particular position we might have connection problems? Have you ever worked with a PCB Trace Antenna connected to Spark Core? I would love to hear your opinions on this topic.
PCB Trace Antenna