Antenova’s new small dual-band antenna for IoT

Posted 6 May 2022

Antenova launches a new low-profile antenna for Europe’s 868 MHz bands and the US 915 MHz bands.

The new antenna is named ‘Lama’, part number SRFI065. It was developed for small connected devices operating on the LP-WAN networks including LoRa, Sigfox, Wi-SUN and MIoTy. This antenna uses the ISM frequencies in Europe and America or both, which means that one product design can be sold in both US and European markets.

Lama is a particularly small antenna, making it suited to designs with limited real estate. It is a flexible printed circuit (FPC) antenna measuring 35 x 10 x 0.15 mm, supplied with a standard 100 mm RF cable with I-PEX MHF connector. This shape allows it to be mounted several different ways in a design.

The antenna performed equally well in tests for the 868 MHz and 915 MHz bands, showing a peak efficiency at 60%, and maximum VSWR of 1.5:1 for both frequency bands.

These characteristics make the Lama antenna a good choice for small networked devices operating across wide geographic areas in IoT applications.

The Lama antenna therefore targets the fast-growing markets in smart agriculture, smart cities and tracking.

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