nWP033 - nRF9160 Antenna and RF Interface Guidelines

This document provides guidance for the integration of the nRF9160 LTE and Global Positioning System (GPS) RF interface and IoT device antenna.

The document outlines the basic antenna parameters and design factors impacting the antenna and the complete RF performance of the device and provides recommendations and requirements for the antenna to reach optimal RF performance with nRF9160. It offers examples of RF interface implementations including different test features and active RF components controlled by nRF9160 and an overview of RF and antenna test items to prepare for when building an IoT device containing nRF9160.

Note: This document does not replace any antenna datasheet or document provided by antenna manufacturers. In antenna design related matters, antenna vendors and design houses should be consulted.