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Taoglas, a leading provider of IoT and M2M antenna products, has launched a range of high-performance GNSS antennas specifically designed to power the next generation of applications that require highly accurate location capabilities, including navigation, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), surveying, agriculture, and paving the way for the rise of autonomous vehicles. The new antenna range is the most comprehensive series of high-precision GNSS antennas in the market today, and incorporates several new form factors to help drive optimal performance and location capabilities across a wide variety of use cases.

To deliver the best accuracy, centimeter-level positioning and precise location capabilities required for applications like the Connected Car and autonomous driving, the use of multiple RF bands is required. Taoglas’ new range includes systems and antennas that utilize not only the additional functions of the Galileo, GLONASS and BeiDou satellite systems, but also the GPS L2 or L5 bands to deliver the highest levels of accuracy and performance required.

“Today’s connected devices and applications demand new ways of approaching the age-old problem of location accuracy,” said Dermot O’Shea, Taoglas co-CEO. “In certain applications, there is simply no room for positioning errors—location accuracy is an absolute requirement.”

The new antenna range includes:

  • The GRS.10, a “smart” antenna that includes a high-performance Taoglas GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou) ceramic patch antenna module integrated with a u-blox NEO-M8U GNSS receiver.
  • The Torpedo series GNSS quadrifilar helical antennas, extremely high-performance wideband satellite antennas for position-information-critical applications. No other GNSS antenna provides such high circularly polarized antenna gain across such a wide beamwidth. These are available in a passive (QHA) or active (AQHA) versions.
  • The BOLT A.90.A.10451111, a new GNSS timing antenna that includes lightning-induced surge protection and is an ideal solution for the base station market. The advantage over existing timing antennas is the addition of GLONASS and BeiDou frequencies.

The complete range of precision GNSS antennas also includes:

  • The ASFGP.36A.07.0100C, a ceramic GPS L1/L2 low-profile, low-axial-ratio, embedded stacked active patch antenna.
  • The MAT.12A, a GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou dueling-loop chip antenna evaluation board, which delivers the advantages of a circularly polarized patch antenna, with two miniaturized low-profile chip antennas on a smaller PCB footprint, at one-fifth the weight.

Yesterday, Taoglas also launched an industry-first range of small-form-factor ultra-wideband (UWB) antennas specifically designed to work with DecaWave’s chipset and module solutions for applications including asset tracking, follow-me drones, healthcare monitoring, smart home services, and other applications that demand high-performance indoor localization capabilities.

To learn more about Taoglas’ complete range of GNSS and UWB antennas, visit Taoglas in Booth N.614 at Mobile World Congress Americas, September 12-14, 2017, in San Francisco, or visit www.taoglas.com.


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