Taoglas have developed a unique ceramic miniature loop antenna series for GPS-GLONASS-GALILEO-BEIDOU applications. At 3.2*1.6*0.5mm, the Unifier GGBLA.01.A Loop antenna is a miniature edge mounted SMD antenna, designed for small space requirements. Typical applications are small sized automotive navigation or position tracking systems and hand-held devices when GNSS function is needed.
Omnidirectional Patch Antenna
The radiation pattern is more omnidirectional than traditional patch antennas. The Unifier antenna series wide bandwidth allows high efficiency, stable reception on all three GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou bands from 1555MHz to 1602MHz. Efficiencies of 64% to 85% are achievable. Peak gain of 3.3dBi places this antenna gain performance within the range of a much larger 15mm to 18mm patch antennas.
Based on the loop effect this antenna works best when placed on the center of the edge of the board, but can still work better than traditional linear polarized chip antennas even when placed at corners as substitute. The Unifier GGBLA.01.A is delivered on tape and reel and now allows M2M customers to use an omnidirectional antenna in devices where the orientation of the product is unknown. Like all small antennas, care must be taken to ensure the device ground-plane layout and antenna matching has been done correctly, Taoglas offers professional Gerber review, transmission line design, general integration support and final matching service of the GGBLA.01.A on your device board at our regional labs worldwide.
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