The Molex GNSS Flex antenna is a great option for basic GNSS applications and will work with any of our GNSS boards equipped with a U.FL at a fraction of the cost of many of its big brothers. This antenna supports GPS, Galileo, BeiDou, and GLONASS in three different frequency bands (1561 +/-3MHz, 1575 +/-3MHz, 1602 +/-3MHz).
The Molex Flexible GNSS Antenna has an incredibly small footprint at 40.40mm x 15.40mm, while the adhesive pad is a bit bigger at 56.40mm x 20mm. Even better, the antenna is only 0.1mm thick (or about the thickness of a piece of paper). Simply remove the backing and stick this to any surface, or leave the backing on (just be careful of the fragile U.FL connector).
For a comparison of the molex flexible GNSS antenna against the other antennas populated on the GNSS antenna chip evaluation board:
If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.
Skill Level: Noob - You don't need to reference a datasheet, but you will need to know basic power requirements.
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Tried this antenna with a Neo M8U and had no luck getting any satellite connections. At first I though the M8U was broken or there were some configuration issues but as soon as I changed it to an active antenna (GPS-17099) it worked like a charm!
Pro: smallish footprint, price Con: does not work :-/
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