Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT


Smart antenna GNSS modules

13 September 2017 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Arrow Altech Distribution has announced the availability of a new, ultra-slim family of smart antenna GNSS (global navigation satellite system) receiver modules introduced by Telit.

According to Arrow Altech’s technical marketing manager, Stuart Hanford, the SL876Q5-A not only eliminates the need for additional components in most cases, but also cuts development time and costs considerably.

Easing the burden for developers with little or no RF design experience, the module is compliant with regulatory and industry standards specifications. It combines an omnidirectional, low-profile embedded antenna and an internal RF switch. This combination is well suited for applications needing two antennas, such as personal trackers and alarms, which must be equipped with a main and a backup antenna when the signal becomes compromised.

The SL876Q5-A includes an additional low noise amplifier (LNA), surface acoustic wave (SAW) filter, and efficient power management technology in an ultra-slim leadless chip carrier (LCC) package. The inclusion of several low-power modes reduces total power consumption while maintaining position accuracy, which extends battery life.

For more information contact Gyula Wendler, Arrow Altech Distribution, +27 (0)11 923 9709, gwendler@arrow.altech.co.za, www.arrow.altech.co.za



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