Antenova Introduces 3 High Efficiency Antennas for Small Wi-Fi6 and Wi-Fi6E
Hatfield, UK, 15th December 2022 - Antenova Ltd, the UK-based manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for IoT and M2M,
is announcing three antennas for Wi-Fi6 and Wi-fi6E. They are a surface mounted
antenna, a flexible antenna and an external antenna for Wi-Fi6 and Wi-Fi6E. All
three antennas use the 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 6 GHz bands and support IEEE standards
The SMD antenna, named
Billi, part number SR43W078, measures 15 mm x 6 mm x 1 mm and requires only 1 mm of clearance on the PCB. This makes it an exceptionally low profile antenna
solution for slim devices with a small space for the antenna. In tests this
antenna showed very high efficiency across all three bands. It is suitable for
pick-and-place manufacturing processes.
The FPC antenna, named
Lotti, part number SRF3W077 is a flexible antenna measuring 30 mm x 8 mm x
0.15 mm. It has a self-adhesive mounting for easy integration into small designs.
This antenna does not require a ground plane on the PCB and also showed very
high efficiency in tests.
The third new antenna is
Nitida, part number SRE3W084, an antenna for external mounting. It is
supplied with an SMA connector and offering a waterproof variant. This antenna
is simple to add to a design because it does not require a matching network.
Wi-Fi6E brings faster networks with greater capacity that will deliver better
online experiences and support simultaneous communications to many endpoints
with increased security. Wi-Fi6E will make wireless networks in the office and
smart home feel as fast as Ethernet.
Wi-Fi6E adds the additional channels of the less congested 6 GHz radio band
to carry even more data. It provides the speeds required to support 4K and 8K
video, networked gaming, smart TV and video calling, and can support many
connected IoT devices at large scale. Wi-Fi6E will complement 5G cellular
services and is expected to become the standard in health, education, sports and
entertainment markets where networks have large numbers of simultaneous users.
Michael Castle, Product Marketing Manager with Antenova explains: "These
antennas will be good for high performing wireless devices that combine mobility
with high throughput, for example routers and USB dongles for Wi-Fi6 and
Wi-Fi6E, games consoles, set-top boxes, surveillance cameras, networked IoT
devices and MIMO systems. The Lotti and Nitida antennas connect directly to a
PCB which makes for an easier integration and a shorter design cycle."
The emerging Wi-Fi7 standard will also utilise the 6 GHz band, so
manufacturers choosing one of these antennas now will be positioned to deliver
lightning-fast Wi-Fi7 speeds in future.
Antenova Ltd is a leading developer and supplier of high performing integrated
antennas and RF solutions for wireless communication, consumer electronic and wireless
Antenova's broad range of standard antennas and RF modules are ideally suited
for GSM, CDMA, 3G, 4G, LTE, 5G-NR, 5G, NB-IoT, GPS, GNSS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee,
LP-WAN, LoRa, Sigfox, Weightless-P and ISM, for M2M and IoT applications.
Antenova 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 For more details,
please visit www.antenova.com.
Phone: +44 7768 922 707
Product Marketing Manager
Posted December 16, 2022