Micro antenna presents uniform reception pattern for GNSS signals

September 23, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Antenova (Hatfield, UK), manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M, has announced Beltii, (P/N SR4G013), a embedded antenna which measures 15.6 x 3.3 x 4.4 mm, and operates with all global public satellite constellations.

The antenna has been designed to work over a very small ground plane on a small PCB, where it can be placed in a corner position, and does not need any ground clearance. Beltii works with all of the world’s public satellite constellations: GPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU and GALLILEO, and can add a positioning capability to any small, lightweight device. It is suitable for wearable electronics, trackers, drones, navigation devices, and sports applications.

It is the latest in Antenova’s lamiiANT range of antennas, which are manufactured from FR4 materials and use the latest in dielectric constant laminate substrates to construct smaller, more efficient antennas.

 

As the performance of a wireless device depends upon the performance of its antenna, and the performance of the antenna depends upon how it is integrated into the PCB, Antenova’s antenna designers give the integration requirement top priority and design each antenna so that it can be integrated easily, and to perform well in situ within the device. Antenova calls this concept DFI, or Design For Integration.

Evaluation boards (P/N SR4G013-U1) are available from www.antenova-m2m.com