Antenova announces the launch of its new space saving internal FM Antenna Module for mobile device applications.
Announces Space Saving Flexible Printed Circuit Design Enables Wireless FM Radio in Mobile Handsets
Cambridge, UK, October 26, 2009 --- Antenova Ltd, the integrated antenna and RF solutions company, announced the launch of its new space saving internal FM Antenna Module for mobile device applications. Antenova’s innovative flexible printed circuit (FPC) antenna module design enables effective wireless FM radio reception in mobile handsets without the need for an external headset antenna.
“Antenova’s M10332 internal FPC FM Antenna Module has been designed to address the growing market for FM Radio functionality in mobile phones, which analysts predict will be included in about 55% of all mobile phones sold in 2011,” stated Greg McCray, CEO of Antenova. “Traditional antenna design approaches require an antenna that is longer than most portable devices, which has resulted in the FM antenna often being integrated into the headphone cable. However, this approach renders the application useless without the headphone and unsuitable for use with Bluetooth headsets. Compared to typical existing internal FM antennas, Antenova’s M10332 is 70% smaller in area than those currently available in handsets with the capability to still receive many more channels clearly. Antenova’s M10332 internal FM antenna module, which is just 33 x 5mm in size, enables wireless FM radio functionality in mobile devices and allows users to benefit from the ubiquitous nature of radio in their everyday lives while providing a communication lifeline during times of crisis or natural disaster.”
Antenova’s M10332 internal FM antenna module is an active antenna module consisting of Antenova’s patent pending FM antenna with a matching circuit and Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) in a small 33 x 5mm laminate base FPC package. The M10332 is capable of receiving FM frequencies from 88-108 MHz and can be mounted either planar to the host printed circuit board (PCB) or edge mounted for minimum PCB space requirement. A minimum clearance of 2mm between the antenna and the host PCB ground plane is recommended for the best FM signal reception. The module can be easily interfaced to any FM receiver as the LNA output is matched to 50 ohms, but custom impedance can also be provided.
Antenova is a leading developer and supplier of integrated antennas and RF solutions for wireless communication and consumer electronic devices. Through its customers and licensee partners, Antenova’s high performance High Dielectric Antenna (HDA®), DATANOVA® multi-band mobile broadband and gigaNOVA® standard antennas, along with its industry leading RADIONOVA® RF Antenna modules enable some of the most advanced wireless devices, smartphones, feature phones and wireless notebook computers around the world. Antenova’s integrated antennas and RF solutions are ideally suited for an extensive range of applications, including GSM and CDMA, 3G, GPS, 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth®, WiMAX™, WiBro and ZigBee®. For further information, please visit www.antenova.com.
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