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Tag: Antenna

GPS antenna selection for a GSM / GPS tracker – DUT 3

GPS chip loop antenna temperature drift

Interference of temperature on GPS antenna resonant frequency The device under test is a PCB of size of 40 mm x 20 mm, again with a GNSS antenna for a small tracking device. Small mobile GSM / GPS trackers are common for pets, humans or assets. Chip antennas operate as loop antennas which are magnetic […]

Helical GPS antenna versus GPS chip antenna

Q: I came across a blog of yours some years back. By chance are you still offering assistance with GPS related antenna solutions? If so, we are trying to find a replacement for a Sarantel helical antenna.  We need to match or improve upon the performance of the Sarantel product. We are looking into Maxtena’s […]

IoT sandwich – GPS chip loop antenna on German bacon – 1

GPS chip antenna on bacon

Today we tell you the ingredients you will need in order to reproduce the world’s first IoT sandwich. The sandwich is planned as a starter.  We will show you how to make the main course and the dessert later. Ingredients for the IoT sandwich For the PCBs 9 different PCB shapes (3 different cut-out zones […]

Radiation Patterns and Total Radiated Power (TRP) tested yourself

Turn table and special antenna to measure radiation pattern

For a few bucks you can get such a Radiation Measurement System (RMS) to measure Radiation Patterns and Total Radiated Power (TRP) from a 3-axis rotation of your wireless IoT / M2M application. While Radiation Patterns and Total Radiated Power (TRP) is usually measured in an anechoic chamber to avoid reflections to affect the measurement, […]

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