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Antenova Develops Nine-band SMD Antenna for Global LTE Mobile Device Applications

15 December 2009
Announces Agilis A10346 Switchable Magnetic Dipole Antenna is capable of supporting Ten Wireless Protocols

Cambridge, UK, December 15, 2009 --- Antenova Ltd, the integrated antenna and RF solutions company, announced the addition of its patent pending nine-band SMD antenna targeting global Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile device applications. Antenova’s Agilis A10346 is a small switchable Magnetic Dipole Antenna (MDA) providing global dual-mode GSM/LTE capability plus Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® and WiMAX in a single structure.

“With mobile operators starting to roll out LTE networks, there has been an increasing demand from device manufacturers for small embedded LTE antennas for mobile devices such as smart phones, portable navigation devices (PNDs) and portable media players (PMPs),” stated Greg McCray, CEO of Antenova. “Agilis is a high performing nine-band antenna capable of dual-mode GSM and LTE, which is an ideal solution for device manufacturers as networks migrate from 3G to 4G. Antenova’s MDA technology enables Agilis to be resistant to de-tuning and offers predictable performance for a superior mobile broadband user experience.”


Dr. Devis Iellici, R&D Director of Antenova, commented “Agilis A10346 is a small 40x10x3mm3 switchable magnetic dipole antenna offering design flexibility for global mobile device manufacturers. A10346 is a single capacitive feed antenna which is implemented with a 3 pin diode switch that enables operation in three sets of frequency bands; 1) 700-750 MHz (LTE Low), DCS, PCS, UMTS, Wi-Fi, WiMAX and LTE at 2.7 GHz, 2) 750-800 MHz (LTE High), DCS, PCS, UMTS, Wi-Fi, WiMAX and LTE at 2.7 GHz, and 3) GSM850, GSM900, DCS, PCS, UMTS, Wi-Fi, WiMAX and LTE at 2.7 GHz. A dual-feed version is currently under development and will be available soon.”


Agilis is ideally suited for an extensive range of embedded cellular and mobile broadband applications such as mobile handsets, PNDs, PMPs, laptops, netbooks and femto base stations. Agilis A10346 is intended for surface mounting, requires minimal ground plane and supplied in tape on reel. It is provided with the switch specifications and design guidelines for easy implementation and will be available for volume purchase through Antenova’s global network of leading distributors and agents.



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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, LTE, GPS, 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth®, WiMAX, WiBro and ZigBee®.  For further information, please visit