CAMBRIDGE, ENGLANDA switchable-magnetic-dipole (SMD) antenna capable of supporting 10 wireless protocols has been developed by Antenova (www.antenova.com). The Agilis A10346 is a small, switchable magnetic dipole antenna (MDA) providing global dual-mode GSM/LTE capability plus Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and WiMAX in a single structure.

"There has been an increasing demand from device manufacturers for small, embedded LTE antennas for mobile devices such as smart phones, portable navigation devices (PNDs), and portable media players (PMPs)," says Greg McCray, CEO of Antenova. "Agilis is a high-performing, nine-band antenna capable of dual-mode GSM and LTE, which is an ideal solution for device manufacturers as networks migrate from 3G to 4G. Antenova's MDA technology enables Agilis to be resistant to de-tuning and offers predictable performance for a superior mobile-broadband user experience."

Research and Development Director Dr. Devis Iellici adds, "Agilis A10346 is a small, 40-x-10-x-3-mm, switchable magneticdipole antenna offering design flexibility for global mobile-device manufacturers. This single-capacitive feed antenna is implemented with a three-pin diode switch that enables operation in three sets of frequency bands: 700 to 750 MHz (LTE Low), DCS, PCS, UMTS, Wi-Fi, WiMAX, and LTE at 2.7 GHz; 750 to 800 MHz (LTE High), DCS, PCS, UMTS, Wi-Fi, WiMAX, and LTE at 2.7 GHz; and GSM850, GSM900, DCS, PCS, UMTS, Wi-Fi, WiMAX, and LTE at 2.7 GHz." The company says that a dual-feed version is currently under development and will be available soon.