Antenova, the UK-based manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules, has unveiled a compact high performing antenna for the 5G bands worldwide, including LTE band 74 1420-1520MHz and 617-698MHz.

Lutosa is a flexible antenna measuring 95 x 15 x 0.15mm, making it suitabe for smaller designs, as it can be curved or folded and inserted into the device. The antenna is linear polarised and showed high efficiency in tests.

Antenova has designed Lutosa for easy integration into a device, the antenna does not require a ground plane or a matching network, and is simply fixed in place using its own self-adhesive strip.

The antenna has been designed for M2M and IoT applications using high data rates on the 5G networks and video streaming. It will be suitable for network devices, cellular routers, Pico base stations, drones, remote monitoring devices, and CCTV over cellular networks.

Lutosa is sold in packs of 100, which offers the flexibility to manufacture smaller volumes of devices and prototypes.