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Antenova Adds New Cellular Penta-band SMD Antennas to gigaNOVA® Range of Standard Antennas

13 July 2009
Announces Reflexus and Calvus penta-band antennas combine high performance with ease of integration

Cambridge, UK, July 13, 2009 --- Antenova Ltd, the integrated antenna and RF solutions company, announced the addition of two new cellular penta-band SMD antennas to the gigaNOVA® range of market proven surface mount antennas. Designed for ease of integration into wireless devices, the Reflexus A10315 and Calvus A10340 antennas are ideally suited for an extensive range of embedded cellular applications such mobile handsets, femto base stations, vehicle tracking, remote monitoring and other M2M applications.

“There has been strong demand for high performing and easy to integrate standard cellular antennas for the ever expanding wireless device market,” stated Greg McCray, CEO of Antenova. “Both Reflexus and Calvus are high performance penta-band antennas offering the ease of integration benefits of a surface mountable device that has not been offered in the industry until now. Reflexus A10315 antenna which incorporates Antenova’s patented complementary antenna technology is extremely resistant to de-tuning and offers reliable, robust, performance across all device applications. Calvus is an SMD version of our existing Flavus GSM internal snap-in antenna, offering Flavus customers the same good performance with the flexibility to switch to an SMD device if required. These standard penta-band antennas offer design flexibility and are particularly suited for module makers targeting the growing M2M market and device manufacturers looking to add cellular connectivity into their products.”


Reflexus A10315 is a high efficiency penta-band cellular SMD antenna suitable for GSM, GPRS and UMTS applications and covers the GSM850/900/1800/1900 and WCDMA frequencies. Reflexus’s complementary antenna structure provides excellent resistance to de-tuning and offers predictable performance in customer devices. Reflexus A10315 is a compact 40x10x3.2 mm3 size antenna intended for surface mounting and requires minimal ground plane. Calvus A10340 penta-band antenna is a surface mountable version of Antenova’s popular Flavus snap-in cellular antenna suitable for GSM, GPRS and UMTS applications and also covers the GSM850/900/1800/1900 and WCDMA frequencies. Calvus is a very compact 27 x 8 x 3.2 mm3 size antenna intended for surface mounting and requires minimal ground plane to operate efficiently. Both Reflexus and Calvus are 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 small and designed for easy integration into wireless devices and are the smart choice for GPS, Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi®, WiMAX™, WiBro, ZigBee®, MIMO and cellular M2M applications. Antenova also offers a full range of development support and RF testing to help reduce customization, design costs and accelerate time-to-market.


About Antenova

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®), 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/n, Bluetooth®, ZigBee®, WiMAX and WiBro.  For further information, please visit