[SatNews] Antenova Ltd, manufacturer of antennas, and RF antenna modules for M2M, has announced three new families of antenna products which use new design approaches to take the company’s product ranges to a new level for the M2M, wearable technology and IoT markets.
Several antennas from each new product family are to be released during 2015, with the first, a new miniature ceramic antenna becoming available in May. Each of the three new product families comprises embedded antennas of a particular style, and they are to be marketed with three distinctive new brand names: lamiiANT, ceriiANT, and flexiiANT.
- lamiiANT is a family of antennas manufactured from FR4 materials. These SMD antennas use the latest in dielectric constant laminate substrates. They are suitable for all wireless applications ranging from 680 – 2700 MHz, including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Zigbee, ISM, cellular, LTE, GNSS and more.
- ceriiANT is a family of miniature ceramic antennas that have been scaled down to amazingly small sizes. They are tiny, highly efficient antennas that perform well close to the human body. They are suitable for connected consumer devices, wearable technology and M2M applications.
- flexiiANT, the third of the new product families, is a group of flexible FPC antennas, with a cable and connector, that are attached to the underside covering or housing of a customers’ product. They are suitable for numerous different applications and can be used in any wireless electronic market.
Antenova has created the three new antenna families to meet the increasing demand for wireless connectivity in the growing M2M, wearables and IoT markets. They will be used in consumer applications such as connected watches, tracking technology, and fitness devices, and will also have commercial applications in industry, automotive design, security and environmental controls. Industry analysts expect rapid growth in the M2M market as enterprises adopt cloud computing and Internet of Things, and consumers increasingly rely on smart devices and social media. Gartner has recently predicted that Smart Cities will use 1.1 Billion connected devices in 2015 and that this could rise to 9.7 billion by 2020.
Colin Newman, Director and VP of Sales at Antenova M2M, said, “Antenova is experiencing a surge of projects using embedded wireless in M2M, IoT and connected devices. We are working with the very latest technologies and materials available today to develop solutions that address these high growth markets, and meet the challenges of creating designs for these new wireless applications.”