CAMBRIDGE, England Antenova has won its first major supply agreement with a top 5 OEM cellular handset manufacturer for the supply for a platform antenna for use in their latest cellular handset design, which will be hitting the market in the second half of 2004. The contract, which was won jointly with Galtronics who will manufacture the antennas, is to supply over a million of Antenova’s QUADNOVA antennas starting in third quarter of this year.
The QUADNOVA covers the AMPS 800, GSM 900, DCS 1800 and PCS 1900 bands and will be used in Asian, European and American (CDMA/TDMA 800 and 1900) handsets, smartphones and PDA applications. The QUADNOVA has a volume of less than 3.5cc, and provides over 50% average terminal radiation efficiency over all four bands.
It’s a hybrid solution with a combination of ceramic and PIFA (Planar Inverted F Antenna) technology and its use of HDA (High Dielectric Antenna) technology provides good detuning characteristics. For this contract OEM, the QUADNOVA will be used in a clamshell, high-end PDA phone. Greg McCray, CEO of Antenova, said, “The excellent manufacturing capabilities of Galtronics coupled with their relationship with the OEM was a major factor in our ability to demonstrate Antenova’s HDA technology.”