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Antenova’s new flexible Fera antenna for miniature devices on 915MHz ISM and LoRaWAN

Hatfield, UK – 8th June 2021 – Antenova Ltd, UK-based manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the IoT, is announcing a new flexible embedded antenna for the next generation of small monitoring devices on North America’s 915MHz ISM and LoRaWAN networks.

This antenna, named Fera, part no SRFI068, is a flexible printed circuit (FPC) antenna measuring 33 x 13 x 0.15mm. FPC antennas do not require a ground plane to function, which is an advantage in small designs where space is tight, as no empty space is needed around the antenna on the PCB.

This antenna is an FPC which can be bent or curled and inserted precisely into a design and fixed in place by a self-adhesive patch. This makes the integration of the antenna simpler and is practical for low to medium manufacturing volumes.

Fera is available in two shapes – horizontal and vertical orientation, so there are two options for integrating it into a design. It comes with an  integral UFL IPEX connector in a choice of two standard cable lengths: 100mm or 150mm, and two cable types – horizontal and vertical – to give designers several options for connecting to the PCB.

The Fera antenna is designed for the smart IoT and monitoring applications now rolling out across North America in the ISM and LoRa bands. It is ideal for small devices with small PCBs, that will be used for remote monitoring, smart meters, medical devices, automotive applications, and other devices using ISM and LoRa gateways.

Antenova provides its customers with a comprehensive engineering service to assist them with antenna integration and testing for their RF designs.

Says Antenova’s product manager, Michael Castle:

“Our Fera antenna is shipping now. Its compact size makes it perfect for small, unobtrusive sensor designs using LoRa, and Antenova offers the confidence coming from 20 successful years in antenna design, plus in-region English speaking support.”

For more information and a useful free antenna placement tool, please see www.antenova.com.

About Antenova

Antenova Ltd is a leading developer and supplier of high performing integrated antennas and RF solutions for wireless communication, consumer electronic and wireless M2M devices.

Antenova’s broad range of standard antennas and RF modules are ideally suited for GSM, CDMA, 3G, 4G, LTE, 5G-NR, 5G, NB-IoT, GPS, GNSS, WiFi, Bluetooth, ZigBee, LP-WAN, LoRa, Sigfox, Weightless-P and ISM, for M2M and IoT applications.

Antenova provides comprehensive design advice and technical support, including custom antenna design, engineering, integration and test services to ensure the best possible performing antenna solutions for customer devices. For more details, please visit www.antenova.com.

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