GPS/Glonass passive flexible loop antenna rivals active patches
Taoglas USA launched the FXP.611 Cloud, a GPS/Glonass flexible loop antenna that is said to outperform most active patch antennas with an efficiency of 80 percent and a peak gain of 3 dBi across the GPS and Glonass bands (1575 MHz to 1610 MHz). This antenna is able to resist external detuning effects due to dual resonance and has a small form factor of 38 mm x 37 mm x 0.1 mm. It is suitable for any GPS/Glonass M2M device. The patent-pending FXP.611 Cloud antenna; eliminates the need for a filter or low noise amplifier (LNA) so, can connect directly to a module or to a connector on a board; offers a simple "peel and stick" mounting with 3M tape that can be attached to plastic device housings, freeing up board space; costs half the price of active patch antennas, according to the company; incorporates a unique detuning design with dual resonance; and it radiates power uniformly with an omnidirectional design, making it suitable for use in devices that have fixed positions.
Taoglas USA, www.taoglas.com