Antenova Nine-band SMD Antenna for Global LTE Mobile Device Applications

Antenova Ltd, the integrated antenna and RF solutions company,
announced the addition of its patent pending nine-band SMD antenna
targeting global Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile device applications.
Antenova’s Agilis A10346 is a small switchable Magnetic Dipole Antenna
(MDA) providing global dual-mode GSM/LTE capability plus Wi-Fi®,
Bluetooth® and WiMAX™ in a single structure.

“With mobile
operators starting to roll out LTE networks, there has been an
increasing demand from device manufacturers for small embedded LTE
antennas for mobile devices such as smart phones, portable navigation
devices (PNDs) and portable media players (PMPs),” stated Greg McCray,
CEO of Antenova. “Agilis is a high performing nine-band antenna capable
of dual-mode GSM and LTE, which is an ideal solution for device
manufacturers as networks migrate from 3G to 4G. Antenova’s MDA
technology enables Agilis to be resistant to de-tuning and offers
predictable performance for a superior mobile broadband user

Dr. Devis Iellici, R&D Director of Antenova,
commented “Agilis A10346 is a small 40x10x3mm3 switchable magnetic
dipole antenna offering design flexibility for global mobile device
manufacturers. A10346 is a single capacitive feed antenna which is
implemented with a 3 pin diode switch that enables operation in three
sets of frequency bands; 1) 700-750 MHz (LTE Low), DCS, PCS, UMTS,
Wi-Fi, WiMAX and LTE at 2.7 GHz, 2) 750-800 MHz (LTE High), DCS, PCS,
UMTS, Wi-Fi, WiMAX and LTE at 2.7 GHz, and 3) GSM850, GSM900, DCS, PCS,
UMTS, Wi-Fi, WiMAX and LTE at 2.7 GHz. A dual-feed version is currently
under development and will be available soon.”

Agilis is
ideally suited for an extensive range of embedded cellular and mobile
broadband applications such as mobile handsets, PNDs, PMPs, laptops,
netbooks and femto base stations. Agilis A10346 is intended for surface
mounting, requires minimal ground plane and supplied in tape on reel.
It is provided with the switch specifications and design guidelines for
easy implementation and will be available for volume purchase through
Antenova’s global network of leading distributors and agents.


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