Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT


Chip antennas for NB-IoT

19 April 2017 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Antenova has developed a brand new antenna for the new narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) standard which was ratified last summer. The antenna is small, measuring just 20 x 11 x 1,6 mm, and is built to a novel design which allows it to perform well within a device, whilst being easy to integrate onto a small PCB. Part of the lamiiANT antenna family, the chip antenna, named Latona, was exhibited at this year’s Embedded World conference in Barcelona.

NB-IoT is the latest mobile broadband standard. It uses the 3GPP licensed network spectrum which is secure and free from interference, and offers the combined advantages of low power, long range and the ability to penetrate walls and metal barriers. “Narrowband IoT will be good for connecting devices in locations where the signal distance is in kilometres and for locations in basements and underground,” explains Antenova’s CEO, Colin Newman. “It could be the enabler for some of the IoT applications that are emerging that are not suited to the established telecoms networks, where the data throughput is quite low and infrequent. We see these antennas being used for smart metering, agricultural technologies, building automation and smart city applications with lighting, waste bins and parking spaces.”

For more information contact iCORP Group, +27 (0)11 781 2029, sales@icorpgroup.co.za, www.icorpgroup.co.za



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