Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT


Antenna for LTE and GNSS

19 April 2017 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

The MA250 Sentinel 3-in-1 adhesive mount 4G LTE MIMO and GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou L1 antenna is an omnidirectional, fully IP67 waterproof external M2M antenna for use in telematics, transportation and remote monitoring applications worldwide. Made by Taoglas, it is designed to be mounted directly on glass or plastic in the interior of vehicles.

The new antenna model is 50% smaller than the previous generation, with higher efficiency and wider bandwidth to cover emerging LTE bands. Its performance is comparable with much larger permanent roof mount antennas and now offers a convenient and economical alternative in-cabin mounting solution. It is mounted via high-quality, first tier automotive approved 3M adhesive.

Taoglas’ advanced in-house dielectric ceramic antenna technology allows for smaller size antennas without loss in efficiency. It delivers powerful 2x2 MIMO antenna technology for worldwide 4G LTE bands at 700 MHz/ 800 MHz/1700 MHz/1800 MHz/2300 MHz/2600 MHz, while allowing fallback to all common worldwide 3G and 2G frequency bands. The antenna also has an output for GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou for next generation location accuracy.

Taoglas takes care to ensure high isolation between the two MIMO antennas to prevent self-interference, and low-loss cables are used to keep efficiency high over long cable lengths. The IP67 waterproof housing measures just 139 x 76 x 14 mm with 3M foam adhesive.

For more information contact Andrew Hutton, RF Design, +27 (0)21 555 8400, andrew@rfdesign.co.za, www.rfdesign.co.za



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