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Antenova Announces Availability of GPS RADIONOVA® RF Antenna Module

12 February 2007
Demonstrates world’s first single package solution to combine RF and passive antenna in a single package at 3GSM World Congress

Cambridge, UK, February 12, 2007 --- Antenova Ltd, the integrated antenna solutions company, announced the availability of GPS RADIONOVA® RF antenna module for embedded GPS applications for mobile handsets, personal navigation devices (PNDs), PDA’s and laptop computers. Antenova’s GPS RADIONOVA RF antenna module integrates a high performance and low power receiver IC with Antenova’s high efficiency single ended internally balanced antenna.

“Antenova’s balanced antenna technology enables GPS RF antenna modules to operate independent of component placement and the ground plane size,” stated Greg McCray, CEO of Antenova. “Integration of the antenna and RF provides optimized performance, placement flexibility and reduced BOM costs - thus making it a lower risk and simpler solution for OEMs to design into their own hardware module solutions. Further benefits include reduction in development cost and faster time-to-market for handset designers and manufacturers.”

The GPS RADIONOVA RF antenna module is a true drop in solution that delivers high efficiency and reliable performance. The module consists of a GPS radio IC and Antenova’s patented single feed balanced antenna in a small 7x34.5x4mm package with a low profile connector for vertical mounting. Because of its small size and balanced antenna technology, Antenova’s GPS RF antenna module only requires a PCB with a groundplane as small as 20x40mm for efficient operation.

McCray added, “GPS RADIONOVA will allow Antenova to address the growing GPS market which is predicted to reach 322 million GPS enabled mobile handset, PDA’s and laptop computers by 2009. Antenova’s GPS antenna solutions enable reliable high performance navigation systems and provide enhanced user experience in terms of consistent and reliable location information. GPS RADIONOVA RF Antenna module and our single ended internally balanced GPS antenna that was released last year are ideally suited for embedded GPS applications in small form factors. GPS RADIONOVA is the first in our range of RF antenna modules, which will be followed by GSM/CDMA, 3G, dual-mode GPS/GSM and dual-mode WiFi/GSM RF antenna modules.”

Antenova will be demonstrating their GPS antenna solutions at 3GSM World Congress, Hall 1 Stand D58, in Barcelona this week.

About Antenova

Antenova is a leading developer and supplier of integrated antennas and RF antenna modules for mobile handsets, portable devices and laptop computers. Antenova’s patented High Dielectric Antenna (HDA®) and balanced antenna technologies enable integrated antennas and RF antenna modules that are smaller, higher in efficiency, operate across multiple bands and offer more robust performance for mobile handsets, portable devices and laptop applications and peripheral devices. Antenova’s high performance integrated antenna solutions along with the gigaNOVA® range of 2.4 and 5 GHz antennas enable rapid product development, from the R&D stage through to manufacturing and quality control. Antenova’s antenna products are ideally suited for an extensive range of applications, including GSM and CDMA, 3G, GPS, 802.11 a/b/g, DVB-H, Bluetooth®, Wibree and Zigbee™.

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