Antenova has announced a low-profile embedded GNSS antenna, named Sinica, which operates on the 1559-1609MHz satellite bands. Sinica is suitable for all positioning applications on the 1559-1609MHz bands. It operates with all of the public satellite constellations - GPS, GLONASS, Baidou and Gallileo, which means it can provide accurate positioning combined with global coverage.
The Sinica antenna is created from FR4 materials and new dielectric constant laminate substrates. It uses a novel approach to antenna design, which has enabled the company to create an antenna with the high performance of a ceramic patch antenna, in a low profile part that can be placed neatly within a small PCB.
Sinica is designed for devices that need accurate positioning or tracking globally, which means it is suitable to use in drones, network devices and wearable electronics, or any other portable device or tracking application.
Antenova’s product designers recently introduced the concept of “Design For Integration” (DFI), which considers how the antenna will operate when it is embedded with a manufacturer’s product. Antenova’s antennas are always used within a customer’s design, so they are designed to provide superior RF performance from within the device, and to make the integration of the RF elements easier for the designer. In addition to this, Antenova provides its customers with technical support during the design, integration and testing phases.
Earlier this year, Antenova announced three families of antennas for the fast growing M2M, wireless and IoT sectors. Sinica belongs to the lamiiANT family of antennas for these market sectors.
The antennas are supplied on Tape and Reel and are available through distributors worldwide.