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Announces Space Saving Flexible Printed Circuit Design Enables Wireless FM Radio
in Mobile Handsets
CAMBRIDGE, U.K.–(Business Wire)–
Antenova Ltd, the integrated antenna and RF solutions company, announced the
launch of its new space saving internal FM Antenna Module for mobile device
applications. Antenova`s innovative flexible printed circuit (FPC) antenna
module design enables effective wireless FM radio reception in mobile handsets
without the need for an external headset antenna.

“Antenova`s M10332 internal FPC FM Antenna Module has been designed to address
the growing market for FM Radio functionality in mobile phones, which analysts
predict will be included in about 55% of all mobile phones sold in 2011,” stated
Greg McCray, CEO of Antenova. “Traditional antenna design approaches require an
antenna that is longer than most portable devices, which has resulted in the FM
antenna often being integrated into the headphone cable. However, this approach
renders the application useless without the headphone and unsuitable for use
with Bluetooth headsets. Compared to typical existing internal FM antennas,
Antenova`s M10332 is 70% smaller in area than those currently available in
handsets with the capability to still receive many more channels clearly.
Antenova`s M10332 internal FM antenna module, which is just 33 x 5mm in size,
enables wireless FM radio functionality in mobile devices and allows users to
benefit from the ubiquitous nature of radio in their everyday lives while
providing a communication lifeline during times of crisis or natural disaster.”

Antenova`s M10332 internal FM antenna module is an active antenna module
consisting of Antenova`s patent pending FM antenna with a matching circuit and
Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) in a small 33 x 5mm laminate base FPC package. The
M10332 is capable of receiving FM frequencies from 88-108 MHz and can be mounted
either planar to the host printed circuit board (PCB) or edge mounted for
minimum PCB space requirement. A minimum clearance of 2mm between the antenna
and the host PCB ground plane is recommended for the best FM signal reception.
The module can be easily interfaced to any FM receiver as the LNA output is
matched to 50 ohms, but custom impedance can also be provided.

About Antenova

Antenova is a leading developer and supplier of integrated antennas and RF
solutions for wireless communication and consumer electronic devices. Through
its customers and licensee partners, Antenova`s high performance High Dielectric
Antenna (HDA®), DATANOVA® multi-band mobile broadband and gigaNOVA standard
antennas, along with its industry leading RADIONOVA® RF Antenna modules enable
some of the most advanced wireless devices, smartphones, feature phones and
wireless notebook computers around the world. Antenova`s integrated antennas and
RF solutions are ideally suited for an extensive range of applications,
including GSM and CDMA, 3G, GPS, 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth®, WiMAX™, WiBro and
ZigBee®. For further information, please visit www.antenova.com.

Antenova Ltd
Destanie Clarke
m. +44 (0)7753 826162
t: +44 (0)1223 810614
Marketing Manager
destanie.clarke@antenova.com

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