Satellite Technology Feature Article
Antenova Announces Availability of Rubra A10393 Antenna
By Meenakshi Shankar, TMCnet Contributor
A developer and supplier of high performing integrated antennas and RF solutions for wireless communication, consumer electronic and wireless M2M devices, Antenova continues to enjoy increasing demand for quality and easy-to-integrate standard cellular antennas for the expanding embedded wireless and M2M markets.
Designed for ease of integration into wireless devices, Rubra is reportedly ideal for an extensive range of embedded cellular applications such tablets, tracking devices, femto base stations, remote monitoring and other M2M applications.
The new antenna is said to incorporate Antenova's patented Magnetic Dipole Antenna (MDA (News - Alert)) technology, which provides robust and reliable performance across all device applications – particularly essential for many M2M devices which are typically in situ for five to 10 years.
“Antenova's standard penta-band antennas offer design flexibility with the ease of integration benefits of a surface mountable device, making them very attractive to module makers targeting the growing M2M markets and device manufacturers looking to add cellular connectivity into their products,” said Greg McCray, chief executive officer at Antenova. “Rubra has already been integrated into a cellular module reference design with the SIMCom SIM900 module."
Rubra A10393 is suitable for GSM, GPRS and UMTS applications and covers the GSM850/900/1800/1900 and WCDMA frequencies. The new antenna is a compact 40x10.4x3.2 mm, intended for surface mounting, and requires minimal ground plane.
Made from low-cost halogen-free FR4 substrate material, Rubra is supplied in tape on reel and available for volume purchase through Antenova's global network of leading distributors and agents.
Moreover, Rubra's MDA structure provides excellent resistance to de-tuning and offers predictable performance in customer devices.
Back in July 2012, Antenova announced LTE Antenna Reference Design for smartphones, which covers the global LTE (News - Alert) bands. The efficient design does not use switches or turntable active components, making it a much cheaper antenna system for smartphones.
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Edited by Braden Becker