Antenova SINICA - high-performance GNSS Antenna

Antenova announces Sinica - a novel embedded antenna for accurate positioning and high performance in GNSS devices globally

Hatfield, UK – 30th July 2015 - Antenova Ltd, manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the Internet of Things, is announcing a new, embedded GNSS antenna, named ‘Sinica’, which operates on the 1559 – 1609 MHz satellite bands. This new antenna uses a novel design approach and new materials to achieve high performance from an ultra low profile antenna.

Sinica is suitable for all positioning applications on the 1559-1609 MHz bands. It operates with all of the public satellite constellations - GPS, GLONASS, Baidou and Gallileo, which means it can provide accurate positioning combined with global coverage.

The Sinica antenna is created from FR4 materials and new dielectric constant laminate substrates. It uses a new approach to antenna design, which has enabled the company to create an antenna with the high performance of a ceramic patch antenna, in a low profile part that can be placed neatly within a small printed circuit board.

Sinica is designed for devices that need accurate positioning or tracking globally, which means it is suitable to use in drones, network devices and wearable electronics, or any other portable device or tracking application.

Antenova’s product designers recently introduced the concept of “Design For Integration” (DFI), which considers how the antenna will operate when it is embedded with a manufacturer’s product. Antenova’s antennas are always used within a customer’s design, so they are designed to provide superior RF performance from within the device, and to make the integration of the RF elements easier for the designer. In addition to this, Antenova provides its customers with technical support during the design, integration and testing phases.

Earlier this year, Antenova announced three new families of antennas for the fast growing M2M, wireless and IoT sectors. Sinica belongs to the lamiiANT family of new antennas for these market sectors.

General Data
Product name Sininca
Part Number AN-SR4G008
Frequency 1559 - 1609 MHz
Polarization Linear
Operatiing Temperature -40°C to +125°C
Impedance with matching 50 Ω
Weight < 0.2 g
Antenna type SMD
Dimensions 7.0 x 5.8 x 0.4 mm