New flexible printed circuit antennas cover the 3G, 4G and LTE bands

18-05-2016 | Antenova Ltd | Design & Manufacture

Antenova Ltd, manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the Internet of Things, is announcing three new flexible printed circuit antennas to cover the 3G, 4G and LTE bands. These products are the company’s first flexible antennas for 4G and LTE. This set of three antennas offers options for all of the world’s 4G and LTE bands, as well as a choice of antenna shape and size. The Mitis SRFL026, and Moseni SRFL029, have been developed for 4G and LTE applications, including MIMO. Zhengi SRFC015, covers all of the 3G and 4G LTE bands B7 (2500-2690MHz) and B30, B40 (2300-2400GHz), including LTE Bands B7, B30, B38, B40 and B41. The company has designed these FPC antennas so that they can be folded and inserted inside a small electronic device, where they will operate flat, folded or curved. They can be placed vertically, horizontally or co-planar to the PCB, and are ideal for use in applications where there may not be room for an SMD antenna. They come with an IPEX MHF (UFL) cable, in a choice of three lengths for easy connection to a wireless module, making them effectively plug and play antennas, particularly as they can be integrated without matching. Each antenna has a peel-back self-adhesive backing to fix it in place, so they can easily be placed in a design, in the desired position, and retro-fitted to earlier designs. These three new antennas belong to Antenova’s flexiiANT range of antennas. The company also offers flexiiANT solutions for 3G, ISM, GNSS, Bluetooth and Wireless LAN. The antennas are designed for applications such as smart meters, network devices, Femto and Pico base stations, telematics, remote monitoring, M2M, IoT and Point of Sale devices.
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By Craig Dyball