Antenova ultra-small GNSS antenna modules integrate active LNA, SAW filter

September 5, 2018 Brandon Lewis

Antenova is now shipping the RADIONOVA M20047-1 antenna module, an ultra-small GNSS active antenna module outfitted with active low-noise amplifier (LNA) and surface acoustic wave (SAW) filter. The antenna module is designed for applications leveraging the 1559 – 1609 MHz satellite bands on GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, or BeiDou technology.

On-board LNA and SAW filters serve to boost signal to the GNSS processor when line-of-sight to the horizon or sky is restricted. The modules also contain an external matching feature to compensate for de-tuning caused by proximity with other components.

The M20047-1 is a compact 7 mm x 7 mm x 0.9 mm and weighs less than two grams, making the antenna module well suited for wearable devices and other small form factor systems. The module is encases in FR4 laminate.

The Antenova antenna datasheets and an M20047-1 evaluation kit are available from www.antenova.com.

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Brandon Lewis, Editor-in-Chief of Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for guiding the property's content strategy, editorial direction, and engineering community engagement, which includes IoT Design, Automotive Embedded Systems, the Power Page, Industrial AI & Machine Learning, and other publications. As an experienced technical journalist, editor, and reporter with an aptitude for identifying key technologies, products, and market trends in the embedded technology sector, he enjoys covering topics that range from development kits and tools to cyber security and technology business models. Brandon received a BA in English Literature from Arizona State University, where he graduated cum laude. He can be reached by email at brandon.lewis@opensysmedia.com.

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