Halogen-free five band antenna delivers high efficiency in M2M applications

August 06, 2012 // By Nick Flaherty
Antenova in Cambridge has added a five band cellular SMD antenna to its gigaNOVA range of surface mount standard antennas.

Designed for ease of integration into wireless devices, the Rubra A10393 is suited for an extensive range of embedded cellular applications such tablets, tracking devices, femto base stations, remote monitoring and other M2M applications.

Rubra A10315 is a compact 40x10.4x3.2 mm 3 size antenna intended for surface mounting and requires minimal ground plane. As a high efficiency penta-band cellular SMD antenna it is suitable for GSM, GPRS and UMTS applications and covers the GSM850/900/1800/1900 and WCDMA frequencies. Rubra’s Magnetic Dipole Antenna (MDA) structure provides excellent resistance to de-tuning and offers predictable performance in customer devices.

McCray, CEO of Antenova adds,  “Rubra A10393 is a high performing cellular penta-band antenna incorporating Antenova’s patented Magnetic Dipole Antenna (MDA) technology which provides robust and reliable performance across all device applications, which is particularly essential for many M2M devices which are typically in situ for 5 to 10 years. Antenova’s standard penta-band antennas offer design flexibility with the ease of integration benefits of a surface mountable device, making them very attractive to module makers targeting the growing M2M markets and device manufacturers looking to add cellular connectivity into their products. Rubra has already been integrated into a cellular module reference design with the SIMCom SIM900 module.”

Made from low cost halogen-free FR4 substrate material, Rubra is supplied in tape on reel and available for volume purchase through Antenova’s global network of leading distributors and agents.