Antenova unveils NB-IoT chip antennae at Embedded World 2017

Antenna and RF antenna module manufacturer, Antenova, will launch an antenna for the Narrow Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) standard at this year’s Embedded World in Nuiremberg, Germany (14 to 16 March 2017).

The Latona (SR4C033) small antenna measures just 20 x 11 x 1.6mm. It is part of the lamiiANT antenna family by Antenova and built to a design which allows it to perform well within a device, whilst being easy to integrate onto a small printed circuit board (PCB).

Narrow Band IoT is the latest mobile broadband standard, ratified in the summer of 2016. It uses the 3GPP licenced network spectrum which is secure and free from interference, and offers the combined advantages of low power, long range and the ability to penetrate walls and metal barriers.

It is designed to connect devices in locations where the signal distance is km, and for locations in basements and underground. For example, it could be the enabler for some of the IoT applications that are not suited to the established telecomms networks, where the data throughput is quite low and infrequent. The Latona SR4C033 antennae could be used for smart metering, building automation and smart city applications and agricultural technologies, points out Antenova.

As with all of Antenova’s embedded antennae, the NB-IoT antennae are designed for quick and easy integration onto a host PCB. Antenova provides full design, testing and tuning services for customers to add wireless capabilities to IoT devices.

Antenova’s broad range of standard antenna and RF modules are designed 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.

Technical support includes custom antenna design, engineering, integration and test services to optimise the antenna for a customer’s device

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