Taipei, TaiwanYageo Corp. has released what it claims is the smallest ceramic chip antenna (PIFA mode) for GPS applications.
The new PIFA GPS antenna is an advanced design of the 2.45-GHz PIFA antenna that was released last year. Although the same size, it can now reach the same efficiency on lower frequency. This antenna is specifically designed for use in high-end handheld GPS devices, such as mobile phones, PDAs, portable navigation devices, notebook computers, and mobile internet devices.
Yageo's 3216 ceramic PIFA GPS antenna features ultra compact volume and high performance with a dimension of only 3.2mm x 1.6mm. With less clearance needed, it helps reduce the overall GPS design block.
The antenna supports central frequency of 1.575-GHz, performing on par with CP GPS antennas. The use of SMD packaging along with the compact size of the component makes it easier to mount on circuit boards, reducing manufacturing costs.
Yageo Corp., www.yageo.com