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'Raptor' SMD Antenna Can Pinpoint a Location to Within Centimeters
3rd January 2019, Hatfield, UK: Antenova, manufacturer
of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the Internet of Things, is to show a
kit for a certified Cat4/LTE design at CES2019.
LTE Category 4 (Cat4) is the next step in 4G LTE device capability. A Cat4 device
uses two antennas - a main antenna for transmit and receive, and a second antenna for
receive only. The two antennas radiate in different pattern directions which means they
will always provide a good signal in any orientation, as the unit is moved around or
The kit gives designers a short cut to a successful Cat4 design and certifications,
which can otherwise be difficult to achieve Its part number is SR4L059-DVK-1 and it uses
two of Antenova's 'Inversa' LTE antennas which cover the cellular frequencies 698-798,
824-960,1710-2170, 2300-2400, and 2500-2690MHz. Antenova will supply the complete kit
with artwork, circuit and reference design This can be used as a development kit or it
can be plugged into a computer to test another design.
Full testing is required to pass certifications, so Antenova's kit is battery powered,
which allows the device to be tested in an anechoic chamber.
Commenting, Chris Tomlin, Antenna Applications Director at Antenova explains:
"RF is a very different discipline to electronic design and tends to be less well
understood, and at Antenova we are working hard to create antennas and solutions that
will help our customers to integrate antennas more easily. This kit will give our customers
peace of mind, knowing that the antenna and its circuit are already working on the PCB,
so their Cat4 LTE design will be able to pass certification."
Antenova will show a functioning version of the kit at CES. Please visit Antenova
at CES to know more, or see www.antenova.com.
Antenova Ltd 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, 5G-NR, NB-IoT, GPS, GNSS, WiFi, Bluetooth, ZigBee, LP-WAN, LoRa,
Sigfox, Weightless-P and ISM, for M2M and IoT applications.
One of Antenova's latest antennas, the Robusta chip antenna from the company's ROBUSTA
range, for use on metal surfaces and IoT applications, was the winner of the Hardware
Award at Embedded World 2018.
Antenova provides comprehensive design advice and technical support, including custom
antenna design, engineering, integration and test services to ensure the best possible
performing antenna solutions for customer devices. For more details, please visit
3 Bishop Square
Hatfield, Herts AL10 9NA
Mobile: +44 (0) 7768 922 707
Posted January 14, 2019