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Antenova Introduces MStar Based GPS RADIONOVA® RF Antenna Modules for Small Portable GPS Device Applications

21 September 2009
Announces Credit Card Size Personal Tracker Reference Design Using Ultra Low Profile GPS RF Antenna Module

Cambridge, UK, September 21, 2009 --- Antenova Ltd, the integrated antenna and RF solutions company, announced the addition of new GPS RADIONOVA® RF Antenna Modules based on the MStar MSB2122 low power single chip GPS receiver IC. Antenova further announced the module has been successfully integrated into a thin credit card size personal tracker reference design ideally suited for personal safety, executive security and lone worker applications.

“Antenova’s RF Antenna Modules have been designed from inception to deliver a high performing drop-in system solution that will work with a range of GPS receiver chips,” stated Greg McCray, CEO of Antenova. “This flexibility enables us to provide customers with an RF antenna module with the GPS receiver option of their choice and one that is best suited for their mobile applications. The M10295 and M10300 GPS RADIONOVA RF Antenna Modules, incorporate the MStar MSB2122 Poseidon low current consumption GPS IC with Antenova’s high performing GPS antenna technology. The M10295 and M10300 are the result of customer demand for low cost and low profile modules for small form factor devices such as slim tracker devices, GPS watches and other sport and fitness devices.”


Antenova’s GPS RADIONOVA M10295 and M10300 are flash based highly integrated GPS RF Antenna Modules suitable for a wide range of embedded GPS applications. The devices combine the high performance MStar MSB2122 Poseidon IC with Antenova’s high efficiency antenna technology to provide an optimal radiation pattern for GPS reception for handheld or portable applications.


The M10295 is designed for a low profile planar mounting with all front-end components contained in a 28 x 13 x 4.7mm3 single package module providing a complete GPS system solution. The device also incorporates an antenna switch with built-in current sensing for optional active antenna connection. A lower profile version of just 3.1mm in height is also available for ultra thin device applications such as credit card size personal trackers or lone worker tags. A credit card size personal tracker reference design incorporating the lower profile M10295 RF antenna module is available from Antenova.


M10300 is a small compact 25 x 8 x 6mm3 module comprising of a surface mount RF module and a passive antenna. All the front-end components are contained in the RF module, providing a complete GPS receiver with maximum design flexibility in multiple platforms. The M10300 provides optimal radiation pattern for GPS reception on small, typically 40x40mm2 or smaller, boards and has been optimized for watch and small tracker applications. The M10300 benefits from Antenova’s patent pending antenna matching circuit which allows the antenna to be optimized for a specific product without having to change the antenna or the module.


The M10295 and M10300 operate on a single 3.6V positive bias supply with low power consumption and available low power modes for further power savings. Both devices support stand alone autonomous and assisted GPS (A-GPS) operation through MStar’s ephemeris data network.



About Antenova

Antenova is a leading developer and supplier of integrated antennas and RF solutions for wireless communication and consumer electronic devices. Through its customers and licensee partners, Antenova’s high performance High Dielectric Antenna (HDA®), DATANOVA® multi-band mobile broadband and gigaNOVA® standard antennas, along with its industry leading RADIONOVA® RF Antenna modules enable some of the most advanced wireless devices, smartphones, feature phones and wireless notebook computers around the world. Antenova’s integrated antennas and RF solutions are ideally suited for an extensive range of applications, including GSM and CDMA, 3G, GPS, 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth®, WiMAX, WiBro and ZigBee®.  For further information, please visit