The new chip antenna from Antenova measuring 20 x 11 x 1.6mm is designed for new Narrow Band IoT (NB-IoT) standard which was ratified last summer. Narrow Band IoT uses the 3GPP licenced network spectrum for secure and interference free communication with advantages of low power, long range and can pass through concrete walls and metal barriers. The new Antenna can be easily placed on a space starved PCB. Antenova is displaying this at Embedded World event to be held in Nuremberg on 14th March.
“Narrow Band IoT will be good for connecting devices in locations where the signal distance is in kilometers 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.”