UK-based provider of integrated antennas and RF solutions for wireless communication Antenova has announced three new Fabry-Perot Cavity (FPC) antennas for M2M and IoT industrial and consumer applications including remote sensors, smart metering, monitoring equipment, lighting and security.
Fabry-Perot Cavity (FPC) antennas provide high gain, while remaining low cost and compact. Applications of FPC antennas include high speed wireless LAN and various point-to-point radio links.
The three antennas operate on different bands for different applications. A company release states that two of the antennas, named Dromus and Amoris are high performance dual band Wi-Fi antennas operating on the 2.4-2.5GHz and 4.9-5.9GHz wireless bands, including Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/j/n/ac.
The Dromus and Amoris antennas says Antenova, are suitable for access points, portable electronics, PC cards, games consoles, set-top boxes, network devices, and wearable technology.
The third antenna, Montana, operates in the ISM bands of 863-870MHz and 902-928MHz. The third antenna is used for remote sensors, smart metering, medical devices, monitoring equipment, lighting, security and automotive applications.
The flexible FPC antennas are 0.15mm thick, and are supplied with a peel-back self-adhesive area to fix them inside a small electronic device, in various configurations.
The antennas are packaged complete with a cable and a connector to attach them to the underside covering or housing of a manufacturer’s electronic product. Each antenna weighs less than 0.5g.
Antenova adds that the three new antennas can be pooped into the IPEX MHF (UFL) mating connector on a host PCB or wireless module, and are effectively “plug and play”.
Commenting, Colin Newman, managing director at Antenova says: “The market opportunities are in the areas of energy, smart homes, healthcare, automotive, retail, and the new wearable technologies, and we have antenna solutions for all of these sectors.”