Single Antenna Solution for Cellular and GNSS Technologies

Fractus Antennas has just launched a new reference design that explains how to use the TRIO mXTEND chip antenna component to get the GNSS and Cellular frequency bands at the same time.

Thanks to its modular, multiband and multiport configuration the same antenna component can be adjusted to cover, among others, the frequency bands used for operating at the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS and BeiDou) while it covers worldwide 2G, 3G and 4G cellular bands.

TRIO mXTEND is the newest member of the Virtual Antenna family and it is also the only one with a multiport configuration, this means that the chip antenna component can be tuned at two different frequency regions of interest simultaneously through the proper adjustment of the matching network.

This antenna is available in an ultra slim and off-the-shelf package that measures only 1.0 mm in height that could be easily assembled into virtually any device.

The double feature of the TRIO mXTEND, on one side, the multiport advantage, and on the other, the form factor and the off the shelf advantage makes this antenna component the ideal option for those projects where covering multiple communication standards is a must, for example, fleet management, automotive or IoT, the new generation of “connected things”. Click here to learn more about this antenna.