A single antenna component performs GNSS & Mobile simultaneously

04 Jul 2018 News

Fractus Antennas has just launched a new reference design that explains how to use the TRIO mXTEND™ chip antenna component to get the GNSS and Mobile frequency bands at the same time.

Thanks to its modular, multibandand multiport configuration the same antenna component can be adjusted to cover, among others, the frequency bands used for operating at the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS and BeiDou) while it covers worldwide 2G, 3G and 4G.

TRIO mXTEND™ is the newest member of the Virtual Antenna™ family and it is also the only one with a multiport configuration, this means that the chip antenna component can be tuned at two different frequency regions of interest simultaneously through the proper adjustment of the matching network.

This special component is presented in an ultra slim and off-the-shelf package of only 1.0 mm height that could be easily assembled into virtually any device.

The double feature of the TRIO mXTEND™, on one side, the multiport advantage, and on the other, the form factor and the off the shelf advantage makes this antenna component the ideal option for those projects where covering multiple communication standards is a must, for example, fleet management, automotive or IoT, the new generation of “connected things”.



About Fractus Antennas

Barcelona-based Fractus Antennas SL designs, manufactures and commercializes miniature, off-the-shelf antennas for IoT, mobile connectivity, and short-range wireless devices. Founded as an independent antenna product business in 2015, Fractus Antennas was born out of the main Fractus operation and combines a respected R&D team with proven manufacturing capabilities and scale to bring to market a new generation of antenna products to meet the mobile and wireless connectivity needs of OEMs.