Ethertronics has announced the release of the world’s smallest GPS antenna, EtherHelix GPS, that measures 35 mm (about 1.4 inches) and weights only 11.8 grams. This tiny antenna is 27 percent shorter than other antennas on the market, but doesn’t seem to lack in any category other than size. The EtherHelix can be tuned to various SATCOM frequencies and various polarizations (RHCP or LHCP). Designed using Ethertronics’ patented Isolated Magnetic Dipole (IMD) technology, this antenna has a high tolerance to frequency shifts due to the high RF isolation and will resist detuning that would otherwise cause poor reception.
This antenna is the first in a series of antennas designed for mission-critical applications. It is now commercially available and was created for high performance devices such as walkie-talkies, tough books, tough tablets, first responders, public safety, military and others. The EtherHelix GPS antenna is also rated IP68 for protection from dust and water.