New at CES: Antenova’s design for a  small On-Board Device integrates LTE CatM1 in a Blade Antenna for OBDII  units


8th January 2019, Hatfield, UK:-  Antenova, manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the Internet of Things, has chosen CES 2019 to reveal a new blade antenna and its latest reference design for a small but high performing On Board Device (OBDII). Antenova has developed the blade antenna for LTE Cat M1. LTE Cat M1 is an IoT-friendly version of LTE that provides enough bandwidth for data communication whilst maintaining a long battery life.

The blade antenna, part no SR4G055 measures 41.0 x 22.0 x0.9mm and this OBDII unit operates in the 4G/LTE frequencies 698-894MHz and 1710-2155MHz.

Antenova’s designers have addressed all the requirements for modern telematics in the design but created the unit in a way that allows customers to design-in their own circuitry and be confident of gaining LTE CatM1 certification. Antenova also offers Bluetooth and GNSS antennas that can be added and will co-exist happily on-board.

As well as OBDIIs, this design is also suitable for any  LTE CatM1or mobile application  - for example trackers, portable devices, drones, network devices, smart metering, dashboard equipment and telematics.

Says Antenova’s chief executive, Colin Newman, “We are seeing strong demand for small LTE OBDs, and we know it can be tricky to create a successful design that will pass certification in a very small device where the space for the antenna is restricted. ”

Antenova Ltd is a leading developer and supplier of high performing integrated antennas and RF solutions for wireless communication, consumer electronic and wireless M2M devices.

The company provides comprehensive design advice and technical support, including custom antenna design, engineering, integration and test services to ensure the best possible performing antenna solutions for customer devices.

Antenova will be showing a working demonstration of the OBDII device, with two PCBs and the antenna connected, at CES, and Embedded World.

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