Sealed IP67 external antenna provides improved performance with LNA

10-07-2024 | Amphenol | Passives

Amphenol RF has expanded its emerging antenna portfolio with a further external antenna design. This external antenna provides an adhesive mount and sealed IP67-rated waterproof protection from the threat of external elements that might compromise signal integrity. This active GPS/GNSS antenna includes a built-in LNA for improved performance, which makes it ideal for applications where the receiver is close to the antenna and in environments where signal strength is strong, such as open areas with a clear life of sight.

This type of antenna can amplify weak signals received from satellites by enhancing signal quality and lowering noise. An external power source is needed to operate the built-in LNA, and it is less sensitive to signal loss due to longer cable lengths because the amplification occurs close to the antenna. This external antenna is connectorised with an SMA connector on the end of a 3m long pigtail and is commonly used in GPS and Glonass, navigation, location-based services, and fleet management applications.

This antenna joins a growing catalogue of external and internal IoT antennas currently available in various external and internal configurations to meet common wireless protocols such as LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and LoRa. These off-the-shelf products can be used with other Amphenol RF connectors, adapters, and cable assemblies to create an end-to-end solution.


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