Antenova Ltd, the integrated antenna and RF solutions company, has added two new surface mount GPS RF Antenna Modules to its RADIONOVA range of GPS radio antenna modules for embedded GPS and M2M applications. Both the M10477 and M10478 are low profile, fully optimised, complete GPS receiver modules comprising a CSR SiRFstarIV low-power navigation processor, all front-end RF components and Antenova’s high performing GPS antenna.
Both modules have been designed to be a convenient drop in solution and both the M10477 and M10478 RF Antenna Modules benefit from Antenova’s external matching for greater design flexibility.
“The M10477 and M10478 modules are the result of customer demand for lower profile, surface mountable versions with the market leading SiRFstarIV GPS engine,” stated Greg McCray, CEO of Antenova. “The high performing M10477 is a small 24.2 x 9.9 x 3.8mm3 complete GPS receiver module in a popular SMD form factor which benefits from Antenova’s GPS antenna utilizing the latest Laser Direct Structuring (LDS) technology. The M10478 is the industry’s smallest and lowest profile GPS radio antenna module, providing optimal GPS reception, in an ultra small 13.8 x 9.5 x 1.8mm3 drop in solution.
The M10477 and M10478 incorporate the SiRFstarIV GSD4E 9333 GPS IC and all front end components with Antenova’s high performing GPS antenna technology in convenient, easy to integrate single package modules. Both modules operate on a single 1.8V positive supply with low power consumption and several low power modes for further power savings. They are supported by SiRF stand-alone software and are compatible with UART, SPI and I2C host processor interfaces. The M10477 and M10478 also benefit from Antenova’s novel external matching which offers ease of tuning for each device platform.
McCray added, “The embedded GPS and M2M markets continue to grow at a steady pace, with many new device applications enriching our day to day lives. Antenova remains committed to providing customers with high performing GPS RF antenna modules with receiver options from leading GPS IC vendors and form factors that are best suited for their embedded GPS applications.”