u blox announces multi-band antenna series for high precision applications

u-blox has unveiled the ANN-MB multi band active GNSS antenna, tailored specifically to meet the needs of applications requiring centimetre-level positioning accuracies.

Developed in conjunction with the recently announced u blox F9 multi-band high precision positioning platform, the ANN MB receives signals on the L1 and L2/L5 bands of all four global navigation satellite constellations (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou).

The antenna features versatile mounting and connector options (SMA, SMB, MCX) and supports an extended temperature range (up to 105°C), making it suitable for applications subject to extreme temperatures. It ease of installation makes it suitable for small to medium size customers with little experience with GNSS antennas, but are looking to accelerate their time to market.

“With the u blox F9 platform, we took a major step in bringing down the cost of ownership of high precision GNSS technology, such as our recently announced u blox ZED F9P module. The ANN-MB multi-band antenna series takes this effort one step further, paving the way for new high precision positioning applications in the consumer and industrial markets,” said JunJun Lu, Senior Engineer Product Management, Product Center Positioning at u blox.

A limited amount of ANN-MB-00 (SMA) prototypes are available now, and production of the ANN-MB series is planned for December 2018.

Neil Tyler