Antenova Ltd. has added a new, ultra-compact dual-band Wi-Fi antenna to its range of tiny embedded antennas.
The antenna, named Minuta, is a ceramic antenna measuring 1.0 mm x 0.5 mm x 0.5 mm making it one of the smallest embedded antennas available today.
Antenova has developed this antenna for the newer 4.9 to 5.9 GHz frequency which is less cluttered than 2.4 to 2.5 GHz and gives enhanced performance with less interference.
The Minuta antenna, part number SRC2W006, operates at 2.4 to 2.5 and 4.9 to 5.9 GHz and matches the Wi-Fi 802.11a/h/j/n/p/ac standards.
It offers designers some useful flexibility in the layout of a PCB, as it does not need a position on a corner, it can be placed along one of the long edges of a board.
The antenna is ideal for access points and portable devices, and in particular Antenova recommends Minuta for wearable technology and body-worn devices because it is less susceptible to de-tune when used close to the human body.