Antenova sampling antenna for NB-IOT

Antenova, the Hatfield antenna developer, is sampling an antenna, called Latona,  for the new Narrow Band IoT (NB-IoT) standard which was ratified last summer.

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The antenna measures 20 x 11 x 1.6mm, and is built to a novel design which allows it to perform well within a device, whilst being easy to integrate onto a small PCB. This is a chip antenna in the company’s lamiiANT antenna family.

Narrow Band IoT is the latest mobile broadband standard. It uses the 3GPP licenced network spectrum which is secure and free from interference, and offers the combined advantages of low power, long range and the ability to penetrate walls and metal barriers.

“Narrow Band IoT will be good for connecting devices in locations where the signal distance is in kilometers and for locations in basements and underground,” says   Antenova CEO, Colin Newman, “it could be the enabler for some of the IoT applications that are emerging that are not suited to the established telecoms networks, where the data throughput is quite low and infrequent. We see these antennas being used for smart metering, agricultural technologies, building automation and smart city applications with lighting, waste bins and parking spaces.”

Antenova provides full design, testing and tuning services for customers who are adding wireless capabilities to their IoT devices and other electronic products.


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