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Antenova’s Quadband Antenna Chosen by Analog Devices for Handset Reference Design

13 February 2006
Complete solution including Antenova’s QUADNOVA® quadband antenna and Analog Devices’ SoftFone®chipset is optimised for rapid mobile handset development

Cambridge, UK, February 13, 2006 --- Antenova Ltd, the integrated RF solutions company, announced that Analog Devices, Inc., a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, has incorporated Antenova’s QUADNOVA quadband antenna in a reference handset design based on Analog Devices’ SoftFone chipset to provide handset manufacturers shorter development cycles for smaller high performance handsets and smartphones.

Antenova’s QUADNOVA offers GSM, EGSM, DCS and PCS capability all in the same antenna with minimum space requirement. The superior detuning characteristics of Antenova’s HDA™ (High Dielectric Antenna) technology offers over 50% average terminal radiation efficiency over all four bands, making it an ideal solution for high volume platform handset development.

Greg McCray, CEO of Antenova said, “Combining Antenova’s antennas with Analog Devices’ SoftFone chipset makes this a complete reference design, enabling the handset manufacturer to concentrate on industrial design. This means very short time to market for handset manufacturers and is made possible due to the antenna being a part of the solution. This flexibility and shortened design cycle is key to keeping pace with a fast changing market and will enable our customers to bring the next generation of high performance handsets with the latest functionality at the most competitive price.”

“Antenova’s technology is unique in the market today,” stated Christian Kermarrec, vice president of the RF and Wireless Business Unit of Analog Devices. “The efficiency of Antenova’s antennas enables a reference design that can be used for multiple handset programs targeting multiple markets with different frequency bands with very little extra design work. The combination of Antenova’s antennas optimised with Analog Devices’ SoftFone chipset provides our customers with a reference design that meets the time-to-market and price challenges of meeting consumer demand for model variations in the global markets.“


About Antenova

Antenova is a leading developer and supplier of High Dielectric Antenna (HDA™) technology and integrated radio antenna products. Antenova provides antennas that are smaller, higher in efficiency and offer more robust performance for mobile handsets, PC cards and laptop applications. Antenova’s high performance integrated antenna solutions enable rapid product development, from the R&D stage through to manufacturing and quality control. Antenova’s products are suitable for an extensive range of applications, including GSM and CDMA, 3G, GPS, 802.11 a/b/g and Bluetooth markets. For further information, please visit


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