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Shark-Fin Antenna Assembly Eyes Automotive Market

Debuting as a high-performance automotive antenna that allows simultaneous functionality of four frequency bands in one package, the company’s latest shark-fin style modular antenna assembly offers SDARS, GPS, AMPS, and PCS coverage in a package measuring 16-mm high. Capable of fitting multiple vehicle platforms with various roof curvatures, the base antenna installs at the factory and houses both the SDARS and GPS patch antenna elements including multiple LNA stages. The second part of the assembly, the shark-fin antenna radome, has an approximate height of 65 mm and houses AMPS and PCS antenna elements. The module features a zero-gap design after it mates with the base module on the vehicle roof. LAIRD TECHNOLOGIES, St. Louis, MO. (866) 928-8181.


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