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Antenova launches LTE antenna for multiple bands

Steve Rogerson
December 3, 2015
Antenova, UK-based manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the IoT, has introduced Lucida, an SMD antenna for all LTE applications, including MIMO systems. The antenna is fully tested and ready to ship.
LTE is the fastest developing mobile system technology. While the current majority of LTE user devices operate in the 700MHz band, which has been heavily driven by the US market, rollout of LTE networks in other regions now requires devices to operate in the LTE frequency bands used in those markets as well.
The Lucida antenna does just that, operating in all of the LTE and mobile bands: LTE 700, GSM 850, GSM 900, DCS 1800, PCS 1900, WCDMA 2100, LTE B7 (2500 to 2690MHz) and LTE B40 (2300 to 2400MHz). This makes it suitable for use in 4G Mifi routers, femto and pico base stations, portable devices, remote monitoring, network devices, and wearable devices.
Lucida measures 35 by 8.5 by 3.2mm. Its design enables it to maintain a high performance, wide frequency range and MIMO requirements of the LTE spectrum from its position embedded within a wireless device.
Antenova’s antenna design team has adopted a philosophy of design for integration (DFI) where the design approach is to create an antenna that a product designer can place on a PCB and integrate with the other circuits in a convenient way, rather than designing a product to fit around the antenna.
The Lucida antenna is the latest in Antenova’s family of Lamiiant antennas that are manufactured from high-grade dielectric constant laminate substrates.