Antenova introduces low profile GNSS antenna for smart cities

Introducing a patented design for metal surfaces, the Robusta antenna, part number SR4G031 is designed for tracking applications and smart cities, says Antenova.

The antenna operates in the 1559 to 1609MHz bands and is designed for tracking metal objects and smart city applications.

The antenna design of the Reflector family answers the challenge of operating on a metal surface or housing, says Antenova. The antennae use a patented technology where there are two layers, one electrically isolated from the other, so as to provide RF shielding to the second layer. This allows the antenna to radiate effectively in the direction pointing away from the base material.

The latest introduction, the Robusta antenna has a low profile, so it can be mounted onto a metal object. It is able to operate directly on a metal surface, even when covered with a label. It can be used on bicycles, motor cycles, vehicles, containers or other property that needs to be tracked and located accurately.

The Robusta antenna can also be used for smart lighting and smart meters in smart city applications, where it can be fixed to metal fittings.

The antenna is manufactured from rigid FR4 material and measures 23 x 16 x 1.7mm high, and comes with 100 or 150mm cable and IPEX MHF connector and an adhesive pad for fixing to a device.

Like Antenova’s other antennae, this antenna is designed for easy integration and the company is working to help its customers integrate antennae into their designs faster and more easily. As well as antenna samples and evaluation boards, there are a number of resources to help with this at the company’s website.

Antenova develops and supplies high performing integrated antennae and RF solutions for wireless communication, consumer electronic and wireless M2M devices.

Its range of standard antennae and RF modules are suitable for GSM, CDMA, 3G, 4G, LTE, NB-IoT, GPS, GNSS, WiFi, Bluetooth, ZigBee, LP-WAN, LoRa, Sigfox, Weightless-P and ISM, for M2M and IoT applications.

Antenova provides design advice and technical support, including custom antenna design, engineering, integration and test services to ensure the best possible performing antenna solutions for customer devices.

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