Antennas for 802.11/ac Wi-Fi , as antennas as IPTV, set-top boxes go to 5GHz

July 20, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Antenova, manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the Internet of Things, has added two antennas for the 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless standard.

These antennas are designed for high bandwidth applications emerging in the consumer entertainment sector – specifically set-top boxes, IPTV and content streaming devices - all of which are seeing strong growth, in parallel with the roll-out of fibre to the home and the increase of IPTV services.


Antenova has developed two new SMD antennas for this market – specifically for smart TVs, wearable electronics, access points, portable devices, PC cards, internet-connected set-top boxes, network devices and consumer MIMO applications.

The first antenna, Sharpi, (part no. SRC5G027) is an ultra-compact ceramic antenna solution for 5GHz, measuring just 1.0 x 0.5 x 0.5 mm. The second antenna, Trogona (part no. SR42W009) is manufactured from FR4 materials, and is a dual-band antenna operating in both Wi-Fi bands, 2.4 - 2.5GHz and 5.17 - 5.84 GHz. Trogona works over a ground plane with no clearance, and is also suitable for gaming consoles and IP cameras.

Both antennas are designed for integration and maintain good performance when placed within a device. They are easy to integrate into a PCB layout using Antenova’s guidance on positioning, and the company also offers antenna matching and testing services if and when they are required.