Visitors to Embedded World, Nuremberg, April 9-11 will be the first to experience three new BodyWave™ antennas recently announced by antenna company, AntennaWare which will strengthen the company's offering in the UWB frequency.
As the first commercially available antenna specifically designed to mitigate against the unique reliability challenges experienced by wireless wearables, BodyWave™ antennas offer unprecedented performance at a range of frequencies including 1.9 GHz, 2.4 GHz and UWB.
Each of the new UWB antennas have been developed in direct response to the market's growing interest in UWB as a wireless technology and complement the existing 6.5 GHz BodyWave™ UWB Channel 5 antenna.  Included in the new range is the smallest BodyWave™ antenna to date with a size of 5x5x2mm, opening up many new use cases for BodyWave™ than was previously possible.
Commenting on these latest additions to the BodyWave antenna range, AntennaWare CEO Dr. Gareth Conway explained, "As the world moves up in frequency, the problem of body blocking becomes even greater for wireless devices placed close to or on the body, increasing the requirement for BodyWave™ antennas. As the only real solution to this issue, it's no surprise we are seeing very strong interest in BodyWave™ antennas for applications across market sectors including pro and consumer audio, sports and healthcare."
 AntennaWare Commercial Director Jonny McClintock added, "Market demand has led directly to the development of the new antennas and we are most excited to bring a significantly smaller form factor to the market. With the result that many more wearable devices will benefit from the performance gains achieved by BodyWave™ when compared to existing chip and pin antennas, typically 10 to 20 dB increased link budget in challenging wireless scenarios such as non-line-of-sight and free space."
In addition to the new UWB antenna range, the AntennaWare team will run a series of live demonstrations of the performance and reliability gains achieved by BodyWave™ antennas across a range of RF frequencies (2.4 GHz, DECT, UWB and sub-GHz) and in wearable applications covering audio, healthcare, sports wearables and industrial IoT asset tracking.