The Magma X AA.178.301111 from Taoglas is an Active, External Magnetic Mount, GPS Antenna that operates in the L1/L5 Band from 1176.45 to 1575.42 MHz. This linearly polarized antenna delivers a peak gain of 1.36 dBi and has an efficiency of up to 62.25 %. It integrates a 2-stage LNA ensuring good signal strength and has a noise figure of 1.5 dB which preserves the signal quality and helps minimize time to first fix. The antenna exhibits excellent radiation patterns on both GPS L1/L5 bands and also provides excellent out-of-band rejection to prevent out-of-band signals from overdriving or damaging the LNAs.
The Magma X supports GPS (L1/L2/L5/L6), IRNSS (L5/S-Band), QZSS (L1/L2C/L5/L6), Galileo (/E5a/E5b/E4/E3/E6/E2/L1), GLONASS (L5R/ L3PT/ L2PT/ L1CR/ L1PT), BeiDou (B1/B2/B2), Compass (E5B(B2)/ E6(B3)/E2(B1)), and SBAS (Omnistar/WAAS/EGN OS) bands. It requires a DC supply from 1.8 – 5 V. This antenna has been tuned and tested on a 70 x 70 mm ground plane and is available in an IP67-rated enclosure with SMA-male connectors. It is an economical solution for the highest accuracy centimeter-level tracking applications such as RTK applications, precision agriculture, and navigation.