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December 16, 2009

Antenova Intros Nine-Band SMD Antenna

By Jyothi Mahalingham
TMCnet Contributor

Antenova (News - Alert) Ltd., a Cambridge, U.K.-based integrated antenna and RF solutions provider, has announced the introduction of a nine-band SMD antenna for deployment in global Long Term Evolution or “LTE (News - Alert)” mobile appliances.
The so-called “Agilis A10346,” whose patent is pending, is a tiny switchable Magnetic Dipole Antenna or “MDA” offering GSM/LTE and Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and WiMAX (News - Alert) usage in a unified setup.
Acknowledging the growing demand for LTE networks and tiny LTE antennas, Greg McCray, CEO of Antenova, said, “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 smartphones, portable navigation devices and portable media players.”
The tiny Agilis A10346 offered in tape on reel pack that can be surface mounted and requires limited space for installation. The switch specifications and design procedures also enable easy installation.
Antenova currently provides an array of antenna solutions for GSM and CDMA, 3G, LTE, GPS, 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, WiMAX, WiBro and ZigBee applications.

Jyothi Mahalingham is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jyothi's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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