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Proant is happy to announce that The Niche™antenna is integrated onto the u-blox NINA-B3 modules


Several electronic magazines have covered that u-blox has integrated the Proant Niche™ antenna on the NINA B3 modules. Below you will find links to two articles.


Electronic Engineering Journal

u-blox adds superior integrated PCB antenna option to the NINA-B3 series of Bluetooth low energy modules

» Link to article



Elektroniktidningen, ETN (Swedish)

Fler Proantantenner hos Ublox

» Link to article


Glowing review

Published Friday, April 20, 2018 13:35

A lesson in wireless engineering from the Raspberry Pi. 


The Senior RF Engineer Carl Turner at Laird Connectivity Solutions, has made a glowing review of the Proant Niche Antenna on the Raspberry Pi Zero in Embedded Computing Design.


» Link to article


Raspberry Pi Model B+

Published Tuesday, April 03, 2018 16:00

Proant Dual Band Niche antenna licensed to Raspberry Pi


For the second time, Proant antenna technology is present on the annual Raspberry Pi product release. The Pi B+ uses a Proant designed antenna for 2,4 and 5 GHz radio.



More info


Published Monday, February 26, 2018 15:00


Proant proudly presents a new antenna to join its OnBoard SMD family!

Onboard™ SMD antenna for embedded products on the cellular GSM UMTS(3G) and NB-IoT bands

Optimized for NB-IoT, B8 and 20

Robust design - immune to vibration and shock (in accordance with IEC 60721-3-5 - Class 5M3)

The antenna is available in May 2018.

InSide™ GSM/NB-IoT Antenna

Published Monday, February 26, 2018 14:30


Proant proudly presents a new antenna to join its InSide™ antenna family!

InSide™ GSM/NB-IoTis a ground plane independent antenna including coaxial cable with MHF (U.FL) connector and are supplied with adhesive.

Optimized for NB-IoT, B8 and 20

The antenna also covers GSM 900 (880-960 MHz) and GSM 1800 (1710-1880 MHz)

Raspberry Pi Zero W

Published Wednesday, March 01, 2017 11:12


Proant Niche antenna licensed to Raspberry Pi


We are happy to support Raspberry Pi with a high performance printed antenna for IoT devices through

licensing the Proant Niche antenna.



Some news articles on the subject:



Proant - BOSCH antenna supplier

Published Thursday, May 12, 2016 16:00

Press release, Umeå 2016-05-12

Proant AB approved supplier to Bosch Automotive Electronics

Proant AB has been approved supplier of antennas for Bosch Automotive Electronics and their Multi-Market products for the Internet of Things (IoT).

"It is a very nice recognition of our processes and that our quality meets the requirements of a highly recognized company such as BOSCH. To be approved as a supplier Proant AB also have demonstrated the technical expertise and ability to deliver the best performance for high-end products that are world-class. I am very proud of what our team in a short time has been able to achieve." Says Tomas Rutfors, CEO Proant AB.


About Proant AB: Proant AB develops, manufactures and sells antennas primarily for Machine to Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Proant AB has its head office in Umeå and sales offices in Heilbronn, Germany.

Contact: Tomas Rutfors, CEO Proant AB, Tel +46 90-40150, Email:

Proant website:

Antenna OnBoard SMD WLAN

Published Tuesday, February 23, 2016 00:00


New! Antenna for IoT - Bluetooth - WLAN applications



January 29, 2016, Product release from Proant – Onboard SMD WLAN for 2.4 and 5 GHz Bands. Compact size. High performance. At Proant we are confident that the new Onboard SMD antenna for WLAN 2.4 and 5 GHz bands will meet the challenge that designers experience to comply with end users ever increasing demand for small, compact devices. Make sure to download the new Proant Onboard SMD WLAN Antenna application note at



Proant AB Embedded Antenna Products Available on

Published Friday, September 26, 2014 09:13

 September 25, 2014



Proant AB Embedded Antenna Products Available on


THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA – Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced a global distribution agreement with Proant AB, the leading supplier of robust and high-performance antennas. The company’s new product line, OnBoard SMD, includes antennas for 868/915, GPS, Bluetooth/WLAN and GSM/3G.

 “We are proud to be a part of Digi-Key’s global supplier network,” said Tomas Rutfors, CEO at Proant AB. “By partnering with a global distribution leader with a track record of best-in-class ecommerce capabilities and customer service, we will be able to serve a broader market segment.”

Proant designs custom-specific antennas with various requirements for applications such as smart metering, smart home solutions, multimedia solutions, Internet of Things, wireless medical, M2M, and GPS positioning.

 “The IoT is remaining a hot and rapidly growing market, and we are pleased to provide these new machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions to our customers worldwide,” said Ira Suko, Director of Semiconductors for Digi-Key.

Proant AB’s full line of RF antennas is available for immediate shipment now at


About Proant AB


Proant AB is an innovative antenna company with headquarter in Sweden and Sales office in Germany. Proant have in-house development capability including anechoic chamber from 150 MHz to 6 GHz range and cost effective production both in Taiwan and Sweden. For more information, see




About Digi-Key Corporation


Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key’s broad product offering is available at


Editorial Contact for Digi-Key Corporation
Kayla Krosschell

Corporate Communications Specialist
1-800-344-4539 x1098

Product release OnBoard™SMD

Published Monday, September 22, 2014 14:32

 Proant is now releasing two new antennas in the OnBoard™SMD family.

The two new antennas are:


»OnBoard™SMD 868/915 MHz


 »OnBoard™SMD product line (PDF)


OnBoard™ SMD - Product release

Published Thursday, February 20, 2014 16:32
Proant takes embedded antenna integration one step ahead by combining high performance and low cost in the new concept OnBoard™ SMD family.

Traditionally,small low cost antennas for Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assembly have been manufactured with some kind of dielectric substrate as base for the radiating structure. With this approach the antenna normally has the shape of a rectangular block, which results that all PCB surface below the antenna is prevented for use of other components. Another more obvious drawback is that the substrate itself introduces dielectric losses to the antenna and reduces the total efficiency.

Proant decided to take the concept of small SMD antennas one step ahead, with the focus to increase the performance and design flexibility in combination with low cost and manufacturability. The result is the OnBoard™ SMD antenna family which originates from the previous OnBoard™ antenna concept, but is a surfacemounted sheet metal antenna, packaged tape on reel why it is suitable for high volume manufacturing. One of the key features which eliminate the need of a dielectric substrate, used in other SMD antennas, is the capacitively loaded foot print of the supporting pins of the antenna (pending patent) that significantly reduces losses and increases the performance.

The first two products to be launched from this family are:
  • OnBoard™SMD 2400 (2.4GHz band)
  • OnBoard™SMD GPS (GPS and Glonass)

Several other variants are on its way, and planned to be released during 2014:
  • WLAN dual band
  • 868/915MHz
  • GSM

“We wanted to simplify antenna integration for our customers” says Tomas Rutfors, CEO of Proant.
“The solution was to make a simple product which satisfies both engineering and sourcing aspects. With the OnBoard™ SMD family, we have defined a new product segment which didn’t exist before.”