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Antenova Named SiRF Certified Developer and Value-Added Manufacturer

03 June 2008
Expands GPS RADIONOVA® range with M10264 - the latest GPS RF Antenna Module based on the SiRFstarIII™ architecture for mobile applications

Taipei, Taiwan and Cambridge, UK – 3 June, 2008– Antenova Ltd., the integrated antenna and RF solutions company, announced it has become a SiRF Certified Developer and Value-Added Manufacturer (VAM). Antenova further announced GPS RADIONOVA M10264 – a planar GPS RF Antenna Module incorporating the market leading SiRFstarIII™ GPS chipset with Antenova’s high performing patented antenna technology in a compact low profile package, which is ideally suited for mobile applications such as Personal Navigation Devices (PNDs) and Portable Media Players (PMPs).

Greg McCray, CEO of Antenova said, “SiRF is a recognized leader in the GPS semiconductor market, and SiRF and their VAM Program share our commitment to providing customers the broadest range of high performing, lowest cost drop in module solutions to accelerate the development of GPS enabled mobile devices. Our ongoing collaboration with SiRF has resulted in market leading GPS RADIONOVA RF Antenna Modules that offer the highest degree of integration and optimized performance required for the new generation of GPS enabled mobile handsets and wireless consumer devices. The M10264 GPS RADIONOVA RF Antenna Module is the latest addition to Antenova’s portfolio of GPS RF antenna modules featuring the SiRFstarIII GPS chip set, and with its omni-directional performance is an ideal solution for mobile PNDs and PMPs.”

 

The M10264 is a highly integrated GPS RF antenna module suitable for L1-band GPS and A-GPS systems. The device combines a SiRF GSC3LT GPS receiver IC with Antenova’s high efficiency antenna technology and is designed for a low profile planar mounting.  All front-end components are contained in a 29 x 13 x 4.7mm single package laminate base module providing a complete GPS receiver for optimum performance. M10264 operates on a single 3.6V positive bias supply with low power consumption and available low power modes for further power savings. M10264 is supported by SiRF stand alone software and uses a UART as the host processor interface. The M10264 also incorporates an antenna switch with built-in current sensing for optional active antenna connection.

 

Antenova will be showcasing their extensive range of market leading high performance antennas and GPS RADIONOVA RF Antenna Modules for wireless communication and consumer electronic devices at COMPUTEX Taipei, TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall, 4F - Stand N208, in Taipei, Taiwan this week.

 

 

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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). A SiRF VAM is a SiRF certified developer and manufacturer of GPS modules and system level products using SiRF location solutions.