Cambridge, UKAntenova Ltd. announced RADIONOVA, a range of integrated radio antenna modules that are aimed at reducing the cost and complexity of adding wireless connectivity to mobile phones, laptop PCs and other consumer electronic devices.
Designed to sit on top of the baseband chip, the modules incorporate the company's high-efficiency High Dielectric Antenna (HDA) technology as well as the major RF components. The advanced balanced antenna is optimized to be resistant to de-tuning, so the same module can be used across multiple product designs and will operate at multiple frequencies.
Initially available products support GSM and CDMA 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz connections. Peak element gain is 0dBi, and return loss is -6 dB. Future products will support 1920 to 2170 MHz for UMTS and 3G cellular applications. For these bands, peak element gain is also 0dBi, and return loss is -6 dB.
"It is clear that there is a real need for standard RF solutions that can easily and quickly be integrated across multiple designs or form factors with minimal customization," says Greg McCray, CEO at Antenova, "We have developed RADIONOVA to give customers maximum design flexibility with the cost benefits of a standard component."
The use of dielectric balanced antenna technology enables the RF performance to be independent of the module's surroundings, even when applied to multiband designs. The antenna impedance is virtually independent of the groundplane length, and less PCB real estate is required because the antenna works over the top of the other components.
The RADIONOVA is priced at about US$5 in OEM volumes. Samples are available now.
+44 (0)1223 810600, www.antenova.com