Antenova wins the Hardware Award at Embedded World 2018


Antenova Ltd, manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules, received the Hardware Award at the Embedded World trade show in Nuremberg. The winning hardware product is Antenova’s patent-pending Robusta antenna, part number SR4G031.

This antenna uses a new design approach to operate on metal surfaces. It’s aimed at smart cities, trackers, portable devices and drones. The antenna covers the 1559-1609 frequency range and is designed for simple integration.

Antenova has branded this type of antenna REFLECTOR. The antenna design uses two layers, one electrically isolated from the other, to provide RF shielding to the second layer.

Commenting, Antenova’s CEO, Colin Newman, says:

“This antenna is exceptional for several reasons: it is very low profile, just 1.7mm high, which makes it attractive to designers making small devices; it has a capability to operate on metal surfaces which is very rare; and its potential for smart cities is huge. We are very proud of our design team for creating this exciting antenna.”

Embedded World, which takes place each year in Nuremberg, is Europe’s largest trade show for the embedded electronics sector. Only three awards are given at the show, they are for Hardware, Software and Tools.

Antenova was founded in Cambridge and is well known in the Cambridge technology and engineering communities. Today the company has locations across the globe, in Hertfordshire, Santa Rosa, Taipei and Shanghai.

For more information about Antenova Ltd and the Robusta antenna, please see

About Antenova

Antenova Ltd is a leading developer and supplier of high performing integrated antennas and RF solutions for wireless communication, consumer electronic and wireless M2M devices.

Antenova’s broad range of standard antennas and RF modules are ideally suited for GSM, CDMA, 3G, 4G, LTE, 5G NR, NB-IoT, GPS, GNSS, WiFi, Bluetooth, ZigBee, LP-WAN, LoRa, Sigfox, Weightless-P and ISM, for M2M and IoT applications.

 Antenova provides comprehensive design advice and technical support, including custom antenna design, engineering, integration and test services to ensure the best possible performing antenna solutions for customer devices. For more details, please visit


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