Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Quectel increases its IoT antenna range

29 February 2024 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Quectel has unveiled six new antennas designed to provide robust connectivity performance for IoT devices. The new antennas cover a wide range of use cases from 5G to non-terrestrial networks (NTNs), bringing new capabilities to customers.

The Quectel YC0001CA is a 4G surface-mount design (SMD) antenna that is optimised for LTE, LTE-M and Narrow Band-IoT (NB-IoT) networks. This low-profile antenna, which measures just 35 x 8,5 x 3 mm, operates in the 700-960 and 1710-2700 MHz range and is both RoHS and REACH compliant for use in sensitive environments.

The Quectel YC0018CA is a 5G SMD antenna that covers 5G New Radio (NR) Sub-6 GHz frequency bands. Depending on the ground plane, the antenna is designed to be mounted directly to the PCB using a conventional PCB reflow process. Measuring 40 x 7 x 3 mm, the antenna operates between -40 to 85°C, and weighs just 15 g. The antenna can be tuned specifically for the final device environment with a simple, PI matching circuit and, when used with other 5G antennas, it can achieve multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) performance.

The Quectel YECN028AA is a 5G or non-terrestrial network (NTN) external antenna that supports the 410-470, 617-960 and 1425-6000 MHz frequency bands. With dimensions of 225 x 54,5 x 13 mm, the antenna is IP66, RoHS and REACH compliant, so it has wide applicability to use cases in sensitive environments. Featuring high efficiency and gain, the antenna offers omni-directional high-speed data transmission and can be used in a wide range of wireless devices such as access points, outdoor equipment, and real-time monitoring devices.

The Quectel YEMX223J1A is a 5G x 2 combo antenna. Measuring 186 x 176 x 100,5 mm, the combo antenna supports the 410-470, 617-960, 1420-1520, 1710-2690, 3300-3800 and 4000-6000 MHz frequency bands. The ultra-wideband antenna box is also backward compatible, supporting 2G and 3G networks, and Cat-M and NB-IoT.

The Quectel YEMX425J1A is a 5G x 4 combo antenna that measures 186 x 176 x 150 mm. The combo antenna supports the 410-470, 617-2690 and 3300-6000 MHz frequency bands. Offering backward compatibility with 2G, 3G, Cat-M and NB-IoT, the antenna is, in common with the YEMX223J1A, compatible with Quectel’s RM520x Series of IoT modules.

The final new Quectel antenna introduction is the Quectel YSIS001AA, a metal spring antenna that operates in the 412-427, 433-435 and 450-470 MHz bands, making it compatible with LTE B31 and EU433 applications. Measuring 29 x 7 x 7,90 mm, the antenna is mounted to the host device PCB using the conventional SMD reflow process, offering high efficiency.


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