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Tuesday, March 03, 2020

All-band IoT antenna is nearly the size of a grain of rice

By Nick Flaherty

Fractus Antenna in Barcelona have developed an antenna for designs in the Internet of Things (IoT) with a volume of just 21 mm³, not much more than a grain of rice (see picture)

The ONE mXTEND is designed to provide worldwide 5G and cellular IoT connectivity in a miniature and ultra-slim antenna component avoiding the usual problem with size restrictions. The same antenna can be used to cover selected frequency bands within the standards 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G all in one antenna package.

This multiband miniature antenna measures 7.0 x 3.0 x 1.0 mm enables coverage at multiple cellular bands within 824 to 5000 MHz and gives a wireless designer the smallest volume antenna for cellular IoT and 5G. It is an off the shelf component ready to be assembled into any wireless device as any other chip is mounted.

Any engineer in the middle of a wireless design can also test the new ONE mXTEND by using NN’s Wireless Fast Track Service and get a ready to test antenna design, free of charge in 24h.

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