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Two antennas from Antenova target 3G mobile devices

Steve Rogerson
March 15, 2016
Antenova, a UK manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M, is targeting the fast increasing 3G mobile device market with two flexible printed circuit board antennas for 3G and MIMO.
Both antennas operate at GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900 and WCDMA2100 and can provide coverage of the 3G bands in all world regions.
The FPC (flexible printed circuit) antennas are designed to be mounted inside a small mobile or wearable device, and are supplied with a cable and a connector so they are easy to integrate into a design. At 0.15mm thick, they can be curved or folded, to fit into tight spaces. They have a ready applied adhesive with a peel-off strip making them easy to fix inside the casing of a product.
The company is offering these two very similar antennas in two sizes because the performance of the antennas is related to the size of the PCB where they are used.
The first antenna, named Avia, part number SRFC025, measures 71 by 12.5 by 0.15mm and is for use in products such as smart meters, femto and pico base stations, tracker devices, remote monitoring, and PoS terminals.
The second antenna, Armata, part number SRFC011, measures 30 by 28.5 by 0.15mm and is for smaller applications such as OBD-II units and other in-vehicle devices.
Both antennas come in a choice of three cable lengths, with options to customise the cable length and connector type.