Compact Antenna Boosts GNSS Signals

Antenova’s all-in-one active GNSS antenna, part number M20047-1 adds another option to the company’s existing range of positioning antennas and modules. The M20047-1 operates in the 1559 MHz to1609 MHz bands, and offers designers a useful, space-saving option for small tracking devices.

 

Key features are the active components, the built-in LNA and filter, which act to boost the signal to the GNSS processor in environments where there is a restricted view of the sky and line-of-sight to the horizon is difficult. With the LNA and filtering already built into the antenna, designers will not need to add them, and can save space on their PCB.

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The M20047-1 is a low-profile rigid FR4 antenna measuring 7 mm x 7 mm x 1.1 mm, making it suitable for use in small tracking devices. It is suitable for tracking all kinds of moving objects, telematics and wearable sports devices. The antenna is named “Active Sinica” and is an alternative to Antenova’s existing “Sinica” antenna, part no SR4G008, which is marketed for accurate positioning. For ever-wider details, antenna samples, and evaluation boards, check out the Active Sinica product page.

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