Active and Passive Antennas Keep A Low Profile
Telit Wireless Solutions
January 14, 2014
Telit Wireless Solutions and Parsec Technologies, Inc. combine their respective technologies to deliver what they are calling world’s lowest profile passive and active antennas. For host devices able to accommodate higher volumetric symmetry, assembly of the components can be made to fit a 6 mm x 16 mm x 8 mm volume. A flat component arrangement can yield an ultra-low-profile volume of 6 mm x 16 mm x 2.4 mm. Along with class leading miniaturization, the receiver outperforms top traditional designs handling with excellence, a loss of 10 dB or greater in the GPS signal reaching, for example, the typical OBD port under a vehicle’s dashboard where many usage-based insurance (UBI) data-loggers are installed. The PTA1.5M active antenna delivers the ultra-sensitive Jupiter SE880 micro receiver over 15dB of additional gain in the operating frequency range. Both companies are making available complete application notes to simplify the engineering effort.
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