There is also a thin, flexible multi-band antenna that supports all LTE bands—including the new Band 71 that will be used for NB-IoT in the U.S.
“Narrowband IoT is emerging as a go-to LPWAN option for applications that need to support a large number of devices, especially in challenging environments such as indoors or underground,” said Taoglas CEO Ronan Quinlan. “The low profiles and small footprints of the Extensis antennas along with their multi-band capabilities make them an excellent choice for device designers. Having access to three bands on one antenna also allows them to plan for global deployments.”
NCP.5820 is a ceramic surface mount multi-band antenna that supports Bands 8 (880-960-MHz) and 20 (791-862-MHz), as well as Band 5 (824-894-MHz) to allow IoT devices—such as asset trackers—to work across different regions and different carriers. Its is low-profile – 2mm – and 14.1 x 8.3mm footprint “make it the world’s smallest NB-IoT antenna”, according to the firm.
NCS.5820, is a surface-mount on-board antenna that also supports Bands 5, 8 and 20. It is 1.6mm high and covers 11 x 20mm.
FXUB64 flexible peel-and-stick PCB Antenna designed for all working frequencies in the 600-3,000MHz spectrum, covering all Cellular, 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, ISM and AGPS, including LTE Band 71.
While it covers 130 x 30mm, it is only 0.2mm thick, and “the world’s first to include LTE Band 71 in an off-the-shelf cellular antenna product”, said the firm.
The antenna is compliant to T-Mobile’s 600MHz over-the-air requirements when properly integrated into a device.
Taoglas will be at Mobile World Congress Americas (Stand S.2606) at the Los Angeles Convention Center (September 12-14).