Antenova Ltd, a U.K.-based manufacturer of antennas and radio frequency antenna modules, has unveiled the compact Allani surface mount device antenna for the 4G and 5G cellular bands. This new antenna measures just 45.0 mm x 10.0 mm x 3.3 mm and achieves good efficiency with a short ground plane, making it a good choice for designs with relatively little space on the PCB for the antenna.

The Allani antenna only requires clearances of 3.25 mm beneath the antenna and 15 mm from each side to perform well in the sub 1 GHz bands – making it a useful choice for small designs using the 617-698 MHzSource: Antenova Ltd.Source: Antenova Ltd. band. It is able to operate efficiently while using only a small volume of space.

The device is designed to operate within 5G bands worldwide, and in particular Band 71 in the U.S., which provides good coverage for 5G at 617 to 698 MHz. It also supports the fast cellular networks including LTE, GSM, CDMA, DCS, PCS, WCDMA, UMTS, HSPDA, GPRS, EDGE, IMT and 5G.

The emerging 5G networks offer superior data rates and low latency, which is ideal for video streaming. The Allani antenna targets CCTV cameras over 4G and 5G, cellular Wi-Fi hotspots, remote monitoring, drone communications, Pico base stations, POS terminals M2M and internet of things applications.

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