Flexible antennas maintain field pattern in GNSS & 2.4GHz applications

January 21, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Antenova (Hatfield, UK) has added two positioning antennas, named Bentoni and Asper, to its range of flexible FPC antennas for GNSS and 2.4 – 2.5 GHz applications

Bentoni (pictured above) is a positioning antenna for all of the global public satellite constellations: GPS, GLONASS, Beidou and GALILEO. It is designed to be used in trackers, portable devices, network components, drones and wearable electronics, and has a measured radiation field pattern as shown;

Asper is a dual antenna with two separate antenna systems in a single form factor. It combines a 1559 – 1609 MHz antenna with a 2.4 – 2.5 GHz antenna in the same part for positioning applications with wireless connectivity as well. This antenna is suitable for sports cameras, trackers, dash cams, portable devices, network devices and wearable electronics. Pictured; 2.45 GHz field pattern; deployment concept in a camera product.

Both antennas offer high performance and maintain good isolation in situ within a device. Bentoni and Asper are the latest flexible FPC antennas in Antenova’s flexiiANT product range. They are supplied with an I-PEX MHF connector and a 1.13 mm RF cable in a choice of three lengths. They can be folded to save space in operation within a device.

Antenova’s antenna design team aims to create antennas that a product designer can integrate with the other circuits in a design in a convenient way, rather than designing a product to fit around the antenna. The aim of these antenna designs is plug and play simplicity – they are self-adhesive mounted so that they can easily be fixed inside an electronic device.

Antenova; www.antenova-m2m.com