Hatfield, UK – 10th March 2017 -
Antenova Ltd, manufacturer of antennas and
RF antenna modules for M2M and the Internet of Things, has developed a brand new
antenna for the new Narrow Band IoT (NB-IoT) standard which was ratified last summer, and will show
this antenna at Embedded World in Nuremberg in March.
The antenna is small, measuring just 20 x 11 x 1.6 mm, and
is built to a novel design which allows it to perform well within a device, whilst being easy to integrate
onto a small PCB.
This is a chip antenna in the company's lamiiANT antenna family. It is named Latona, (part no. SR4C033)
and will be exhibited at Embedded World, with samples available to order.
Narrow Band IoT is the latest mobile broadband standard. It uses the 3GPP licenced network spectrum
which is secure and free from interference, and offers the combined advantages of low power, long range
and the ability to penetrate walls and metal barriers.
"Narrow Band IoT will be good for connecting devices in locations
where the signal distance is in kilometers and for locations in basements and underground." explains
Antenova's CEO, Colin Newman. "It could be the enabler for some of the IoT applications that are emerging
that are not suited to the established telecoms networks, where the data throughput is quite low and
infrequent. We see these antennas being used for smart metering, agricultural technologies, building
automation and smart city applications with lighting, waste bins and parking spaces."
As with all of Antenova's embedded antennas, the NB-IoT antennas are designed for quick and easy
integration onto a host PCB.
Antenova provides full design, testing and tuning services for customers who are adding wireless
capabilities to their IoT devices and other electronic products. For full details, please see
Antenova is a leading developer and supplier of high performing integrated antennas and RF solutions
for wireless communication, consumer electronic and wireless M2M devices.
Antenova's broad range of standard antennas and RF modules are ideally suited for GSM, CDMA, 3G,
4G, LTE, GPS, GNSS, WiFi, Bluetooth, ZigBee, and ISM, for M2M and IoT applications.
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Posted March 12, 2017