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Antenova Demonstrates Quad-band Cellular RADIONOVA® RF Antenna Module at Mobile World Congress

12 February 2008
World’s first quad-band cellular RF antenna module delivers excellent performance and global coverage

Cambridge, UK and Barcelona, Spain 12 February, 2008– Antenova Ltd., the integrated antenna and RF solutions company, today announced the demonstration of the world’s first quad-band Cellular RADIONOVA® RF Antenna Module at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Cellular RADIONOVA RF Antenna Modules incorporate Antenova’s patented quad-band HDA® (High Dielectric Antenna) antenna, RF front end module, matching circuitry and power amplifiers in a single easy to integrate module.

“Antenova is leading the industry by providing high performing antennas and RF antenna modules for mobile communication and consumer electronic devices,” stated Greg McCray, CEO of Antenova. “This demonstration is a significant milestone in Antenova’s development of RADIONOVA RF Antenna Modules for mobile handsets and other handheld devices. Cellular RADIONOVA will provide designers and manufactures the same convenience, flexibility, shorter time to market and cost benefits of our hugely successful GPS RADIONOVA RF Antenna Modules.”

Cellular RADIONOVA RF Antenna Modules is the industry’s first RF antenna module targeting GSM and GPRS applications and covers GSM850/900 and DCS/PCS frequencies. Cellular RADIONOVA combines a high power, high efficiency RF module for GSM/GPRS operation with an antenna switch and filter. The Cellular RADIONOVA RF Antenna Module integrates a high performance RF front end with Antenova’s high efficiency quad-band HDA® antenna in the same compact package. The highly integrated module offers optimum performance, especially under loaded conditions (e.g., talk position). The module can be installed inside a mobile phone, PDA or other handheld device with minimal or no customization.

Cellular RADIONOVA offers greatly reduced design time and faster time-to-market advantages of a platform approach. Further customized integration is possible with the inclusion of a transceiver IC for full quad-band RF circuitry integrated with the antenna in a single optimized module. The RF circuitry is complemented with Antenova’s patented high efficiency HDA antenna that offers exceptional RF performance.

 

McCray added, “This integrated approach and shortened development time is key for our customers to keep pace with a fast changing market. Cellular RADIONOVA will enable our customers to offer the latest functionality at the most competitive price with the convenience of multiple design re-use. We have developed RADIONOVA to give customers maximum convenience, design flexibility and system performance with the cost benefits of a standard component."

Antenova is demonstrating Cellular RADIONOVA integrated into a mobile handset at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week – Stand D58 in Hall 1.

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About Antenova

Antenova is a leading developer and supplier of integrated antennas and RF solutions for wireless communication and consumer electronic devices. 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, laptop computers and other wireless devices. Antenova’s high performance integrated antenna and RF solutions along with the gigaNOVA® range of GPS, 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, Bluetooth® and ZigBee®.  For further information, please visit www.antenova.com.

Antenova contact:

Destanie Clarke
Marketing Manager
Antenova Ltd
m. +44 (0)7753 826162
t: +44 (0)1223 810614
destanie.clarke@antenova.com