Antenova Starts Shipping Ultra-Small GNSS Active Antenna Module for Tiny Positioning Devices

Antenova has started shipping its smalled Active Antenna Module for GNSS Applications. The RADIONOVA M20047-1 is an active antenna module for GNSS applications in the 1559-1609 MHz satellite bands using GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO or BeiDou.

The M20047-1 antenna module consists of an SMD antenna with built-in active components: an LNA and SAW Filter to boost antenna performance. The antenna is developed on a compact FR4 substrate with low power consumption, measuring just 7.0mm x 7.0mm x 0.9mm, and weighing less than 2g. The on-board LNA and filter act to boost the signal to the GNSS processor in environments where there is a restricted view of the sky or where line-of-sight to the horizon is difficult.

Antenova has also added an external matching feature to compensate for any de-tuning of the antenna caused by proximity to other components, such as a plastic case or a battery. The clear-out area required by the antenna module is only 7.0mm x 5.0mm. This, with its tiny size makes the M20047-1 perfect for small positioning devices where space on the PCB is tight, for example in wearable devices, asset tracking, sports cameras and equipment and smart watches.

The M20047-1 is a useful alternative to Antenova’s existing “Sinica” antenna, part no SR4G008, which Antenova also recommends for accurate positioning. The M20047-1 was first announced at CES in Las Vegas, earlier this year.


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