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Antenova’s GPS RADIONOVA® M10214 RF Antenna Module Selected for Tranzda’s T818 Slim Smart Phone

02 June 2008
Antenova’s high performing M10214 GPS RF Antenna Module enables China’s slimmest GPS enabled smart phone design

Taipei, Taiwan and Cambridge, UK – 2 June, 2008– Antenova Ltd., the integrated antenna and RF solutions company, and Tranzda Technologies Co. Ltd, a leading smart phone design company in Shenzhen, China, announced the availability of Tranzda’s T818 ultra-slim smart phone with embedded GPS functionality. Incorporating the market leading SiRFstarIII™ GPS chipset, Antenova’s GPS RADIONOVA® M10214 is a complete GPS system in a compact low profile package, which is ideally suited for handset applications such as Tranzda’s slim 13mm smart phone.

 China manufactures almost half of the world’s mobile phones,” stated Greg McCray, CEO Antenova. “Many of these phones are designed by innovative Independent Design Houses (IDHs), such as Tranzda, who offer their designs with the latest features and functionality to the growing Chinese mobile phone market as well as the international markets. And with GPS becoming a pervasive feature in mobile phones, Tranzda is leapfrogging many other handset companies by offering the T818 slim smart phone with GPS, which has been GPS enabled by Antenova’s high performing and low profile M10214 GPS RF antenna module. The T818 also benefits from Antenova’s high performing tri-band EDGE cellular antenna and is  Bluetooth® enabled using Antenova’s Comata 2.4GHz standard antenna.”

 

“The T818 smart phone is gaining great traction with our customers as it offers everything a handset user could dream of in a sleek light weight handset, including the must have GPS feature,” stated Chaoyong Wang, General Manager, Tranzda Mobile.  “The M10214 RF antenna module which combines  the market leading SiRF GSC3LTf GPS receiver IC with Antenova’s high efficiency patented complementary antenna technology underpins the T818’s high performing GPS engine that provides accurate, uninterrupted positioning indoors and outdoors. The unique omni-directional capability and resistance to de-tuning in the ‘talk position’ of the M10214, as well as extra filtering for co-existence with cellular frequencies, make it the ideal GPS system solution for mobile handsets where the orientation of the device can be varied.”

 

The T818 is a tri-band EDGE NEWPLUS Linux core smart phone that combines all the functionality of a mobile phone, a PDA and a multimedia device in a sleek, low profile and light weight handset. The T818 offers the latest features, including GPS and Bluetooth connectivity, and a host of multimedia entertainment functions in a 13mm thin device. The T818 is targeted at mid to high end consumer and business user markets.

 

McCray added, “Antenova continues to lead the industry with its novel and patented high performing antennas and RADIONOVA RF antenna modules for mobile devices. With the increase in multi-band/multi-mode devices, a higher degree of device integration is required in the RF front end to save space, enable co-existence, reduce design time and remain cost competitive. Offering fully integrated and pre-optimized RF antenna modules is an ideal solution for OEMs and ODMs as well as the Independent Design Houses.”

 

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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.

 

Antenova is a certified SiRF Value Added Manufacturer (VAM).

 

About Tranzda

Tranzda Technologies Co. Ltd is an innovative smart phone design company located in Shenzhen China. Tranzda is a leading design house and innovator of the NEWPLUS Linux Core software platform which enables downloaded applications to run on smart phones. Tranzda also provides tailor made software and hardware solutions for leading Chinese smart phone manufacturers.