Antennas for GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems) allow the reception of positioning information sent out by satellites in the orbit. A GNSS transceiver chip will process the received signals and then calculate the current position. A GNSS antenna should “see” at least four satellites for the calculation to work. The frequency range for GNSS is in the 1.6 GHz and 1.2 GHz range.
There are many things to consider when choosing the right type of GNSS antenna for your application – download the document for answers to some commonly-asked questions about GNSS antennas.
TE Connectivity's GNSS antennas comprise all global satellite services such as GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO and BEIDOU. Our GNSS antennas are suited for use in the area of public security, in the transport and logistics sector as well as for protection against theft and in industry. Equipped with powerful, low-profile antennas, most of the systems can be tailored to your needs – from cables and connectors to rugged housing. Our portfolio includes GNSS antennas that can be used in combination with mobile communication antennas to provide telematic services such as eCall or vehicle tracking system (VTS). The dominate technology for GNSS reception is the use of ceramic patch antennas that have a very low profile. Due to the weak signal of GNSS, a low noise amplifier is typically part of our antenna design.
New Standard Portfolio
Readily available for design-in
Our new standard portfolio of GNSS antennas makes positioning wireless connections more reliable by using a range of multi-band antennas for individual device configuration. With the upcoming 5G rollout and exponential increase of wireless traffic, quality of service and spectral efficiency are becoming more and more critical for a non-interrupted wireless experience. Our new standard portfolio addresses key antenna performance goals – efficiency and bandwidth – and covers different requirements, from generic consumer navigation to high precision positioning.
- Enhance efficiency and bandwidth
- Reduce antenna size
- Save costs with minimum associated components required
- Support multi-band/multi-standard
Powerful and Flexible Combined
GNSS antennas are used for navigation, the location of vehicles or other objects, for fleet management or in traffic control systems. Alongside pure GNSS antennas, we also offer combinations with other services such as Cellular, WLAN, Iridium or ORBCOMM. We can provide standard products as well as customer-specific developments. GNSS antennas are available as integrated or external antennas.
- Various designs and combination options available
- Excellent performance
- Customer-specific development possible
Customer Specific GNSS Systems
For the automotive and commercial vehicle industry, we develop customer-specific systems according to vehicle concepts and required application areas. GNSS antennas are available as single antennas or in combination with ORBCOMM, Iridium, Cellular or WLAN.
GNSS antennas are available in variable designs for a wide range of interior and exterior installation spaces in dry and moisture-prone areas. Primarily patch antennas installed in different housings are used in the automotive sector: as roof antennas or integrated antennas with flexible connection geometry for integration in the mirror or dashboard, for example.