Antenna supports 433MHz transmission

Antenova has added the Inca antenna to its flexiiANT FPC range. The device supports communication in the 433MHz ISM band.

Measuring 101 x 20 x 0.15mm and weighing 0.5g, the antenna has a peak gain of 2.80dBi. It is suitable for small electronic devices, including remote monitoring, robot control, smart meters, home automation and medical applications.

The supplier says the device can also be used with low power wireless modules, as the 433MHz band is increasingly being chosen for IoT applications that exploit the longer range that can be achieved with this frequency.

The flexible antenna is said to give product designers a number of options as it can be folded or placed flat, as well as placing it within the housing of small devices.

Supplied with an I-PEX connector and a choice of 100mm, 150mm or 200mm cable lengths, the antenna is held in place using a peel back self adhesive. This means it can also be retrofitted.

Graham Pitcher

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