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Antenova flexible antenna for 433MHz ISM band

Steve Rogerson
October 18, 2016

Antenova, a UK-based manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the IoT, has introduced an antenna for small devices in the 433MHz ISM band.
The Inca SRFI028, part of the Flexiiant FPC range, measures 101.0 by 20.0 by 0.15mm, and weighs 0.5g, with a peak gain of 2.80dBi. It is suitable for any small electronic device in the 433MHz band, typically remote monitoring, robot control, smart meters, home automation and medical devices.
It can also be used with low power wireless modules, as the 433MHz band is increasingly being chosen for IoT applications that exploit the longer range that can be achieved with this frequency.
This is a flexible antenna, which gives product designers a number of options. It can be folded or placed flat and can be placed within the housing of quite small devices.
It comes with an I-Pex connector in a choice of three cable lengths – 100, 150 and 200mm – and has a peel-back self-adhesive backing to fix it in place. This means the antenna can easily be placed in a design in the desired position, and antennas can be retrofitted to earlier designs.
The antenna is supplied in packs of 100 and samples are available now.
The company’s range of standard antennas and RF modules are suitable for GSM, CDMA, 3G, 4G, LTE, GPS, GNSS, wifi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, LoRa, Sigfox, Weightless-P and ISM, for M2M and IoT applications.