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Antenova antennas for 3G, 4G and LTE M2M applications

Steve Rogerson
May 19, 2016

Antenova has announced three flexible printed circuit antennas to cover the 3G, 4G and LTE bands. These products are the UK company’s first flexible antennas for 4G and LTE.
The Mitis, Moseni and Zhengi antennas are for applications such as smart meters, network devices, femto and pico base stations, telematics, remote monitoring, M2M, IoT and point of sale devices. Together, 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.
Mitis, part number SRFL026, and Moseni, part number SRFL029, have been developed for 4G and LTE applications, including MIMO. Zhengi, part number SRFC015, covers all the 3G and 4G LTE bands B7 (2500 to 2690MHz) and B30, B40 (2300 to 2400GHz), including LTE B7, B30, B38, B40 and B41 bands.
These FPC antennas are designed so 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 suitable for use in applications where there may not be room for an SMD antenna.
The antennas come with an Ipex MHF (UFL) cable, in a choice of three lengths for 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 – which means they can easily be placed in a design, in the desired position, and can be retro-fitted to earlier designs.
These three antennas belong to Antenova’s Flexiiant range, which was introduced last year. Antenova also offers products for 3G, ISM, GNSS, Bluetooth and wireless LAN.