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Antenova Announces New Generation of Multi-band HDA® Antennas for Mobile Handset Applications

21 April 2008
Antenova extends range of high performing embedded antennas with 4mm low profile penta-band antenna for ultra-thin mobile phones

Cambridge, UK – 21 April, 2008– Antenova Ltd., the integrated antenna and RF solutions company, announced the availability of two new high performing multi-band High Dielectric Antenna (HDA®) embedded antennas  for mobile handset and portable device applications; a 4mm low profile penta-band antenna and a six-band antenna. Antenova’s 4mm low profile penta-band HDA® antenna, the industry’s thinnest five-band antenna, is ideally suited for ultra-thin mobile handsets, and the new six-band HDA® antenna is ideally suited for mobile handsets, PDAs and UMPCs for the global markets.

“As more and more applications are designed into devices, co-existence has become critical and board space a premium,” stated Greg McCray, CEO of Antenova.  “But unfortunately, as the antenna size (volume) gets smaller, the performance decreases, so it becomes even more critical to have higher performing smaller antennas. With its’ smaller size, multi-band capabilities and lower detuning qualities, Antenova’s HDA® antennas allow device designers and manufacturers more freedom in their PCB layout without having to sacrifice antenna performance and efficiencies. The low profile of our 4mm high penta-band HDA® antenna enables handset manufactures to keep pace with consumer demand for smaller and thinner handsets, while the six-band HDA® antenna provides device manufactures the development, cost and time-to-market advantages of designing one device for their global markets.”

 

Antenova’s 4mm low profile penta-band antenna covers the GSM 850, GSM 900, DCS 1800, PCS 1900 and WCDMA 2100 bands and is also suitable for CDMA/TDMA 850 and 1900. With a small volume of about 1cc and an impressively low 4mm height, this antenna is the thinnest penta-band antenna in the world and offers over 50% average terminal radiation efficiency over all five bands. The hexa-band antenna covers the same five cellular bands plus the 2.4 GHz band for Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi® applications, has a volume of less than 5.8cc and offers an average terminal efficiency of greater than 50% over all five cellular bands and 40% efficiency in the 2.4 GHz band.

 

McCray added, ““Antenova has been leading the industry with its high performing multi-band HDA® internal antennas for mobile handsets and portable devices. Antenova’s patented HDA® antennas, through our licensee partners and customers, have been in mass production since 2004 and enable some of the most advanced wireless devices, smartphones and feature phones around the world. HDA® antennas can be found in a significant number of handsets from 4 of the top 5 handset OEMs, including Motorola and Samsung, and in a multitude of handsets from ODM customers in Taiwan and China.”

 

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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 RADIONOVA® 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 standard 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®, ZigBee® and WiMAX™.  For further information, please visit www.antenova.com.

 

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