Antenova has introduced flexible printed circuit (FPC) antenna for the LTE, 4G and 5G NR networks in global markets. The “Affini” antenna (part number SRFL064), covers all the main 4G bands plus 617-698 MHz which offers 5G coverage and the popular Band 71.
The Affini antenna measures 78mm x 17mm x 0.15mm, which is small, yet delivers high efficiency in tests. It has an I-PEX MHF1 connector and suits small devices that need to operate across wide areas. The antenna provides good indoor coverage on lower frequencies because at around 600 MHz RF signals can travel greater distances with good penetration through walls and buildings.
The antenna can be used in small devices operating on the 4G and 5G cellular networks. They could be in telematics, OBD, cellular wi-fi hotspots, IOT, M2M, CCTV over 4G/5G, drones, Pico base stations and POS terminals.
Michael Castle, Product Marketing Manager at Antenova, said that the Affini antenna is a useful choice for designers because it is physically small, plugs directly into a design and the antenna doesn’t need a ground plane, matching network or transmission line. The antenna has high efficiency too, which will help manufacturers to gain certifications and PTCRB approval for their designs, and the design can be upgraded for use in 5G modules.
Affini is the latest in Antenova’s antenna portfolio which includes SMD and flexible antennas for cellular, ISM/LP-WAN, GNSS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
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