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Antenova Adds Small GPS SMD Antenna for Embedded GPS Applications in Handheld and Portable Devices

16 February 2009
Antenova’s Brevis A10204 GPS Antenna provides high efficiency and reliable performance in a significantly reduced size antenna

Cambridge, UK, February 16, 2009 --- Antenova Ltd, the integrated antenna and RF solutions company, announced the addition of Brevis A10204 GPS SMD antenna to the gigaNOVA® range of market proven surface mount antennas. Designed for ease of integration into small wireless devices, Brevis GPS antenna is ideally suited for a wide range of embedded GPS device applications such as mobile phones, personal navigation devices (PNDs), PDAs, personal trackers/safety devices, mobile internet devices (MIDs) and plug-in accessories such as USB dongles, SDIO (Secure Digital Input Output) cards, etc.

“GPS location technology continues to grow at a prolific pace, creating new device, application and market opportunities,” stated Greg McCray, CEO of Antenova. “Antenova’s Brevis A10204 is a well performing small GPS antenna particularly suited for small portable and handheld devices where the device is likely to be used in various orientations. Brevis is a low profile and small footprint GPS antenna designed to work well on small boards and can be compared with the performance of a 10mmx10mm or 12mmx12mm patch antenna - but its near omni-directional characteristics enable good performance at any device orientation.”


Brevis A10204 is a high efficiency GPS SMD antenna which operates at 1575MHz. Brevis is a reliable, cost effective and higher performing option to larger, bulkier and more costly patch antennas, and is designed for use in all GPS applications where small size and near omni-directional pattern is an advantage. Brevis A10204 is a small 3 x 22 x 3mm3 size GPS antenna intended for surface mounting and requires minimal ground plane.  A10204 is supplied in tape on reel and available for volume purchase through Antenova’s global network of leading distributors and agents.


Antenova offers the gigaNOVA range of market leading antenna solutions for 2.3 GHz, 2.4 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 5 GHz, GPS, GSM and ISM900 bands. gigaNOVA standard antennas are designed for easy integration into wireless devices and are the smart choice for GPS, Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi®, WiMAX™ and ZigBee® applications. Antenova also offers a full range of development support and RF testing to help reduce customization, design costs and accelerate time-to-market.


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Antenova is a leading developer and supplier of integrated antennas and RF solutions for wireless communication and consumer electronic devices. Through its customers and licensee partners, Antenova’s high performance High Dielectric Antenna (HDA®), DATANOVA® multi-band mobile broadband and gigaNOVA® standard antennas, along with its industry leading RADIONOVA® RF Antenna modules enable some of the most advanced wireless devices, smartphones, feature phones and wireless notebook computers around the world. Antenova’s integrated antennas and RF solutions 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