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Yageo unveils 1044 SMD LP patch antenna for GPS applications
Press release; Meiling Chen, DIGITIMES [Thursday 2 July 2009]

Yageo has announced 1044 SMD LP patch antenna catering to GPS applications for smartphones, PNDs and notebooks. Yageo's 1044 SMD LP patch antenna is capable of delivering up to 80% more efficiency than traditional chip antennas while taking up 50% less space, the company said.

Samples are already available to customers since April, and Yageo expects to double GPS product shipments with the release of the 1044 SMD LP patch antenna, the company said.

Measuring 10x4x4mm in dimension, Yageo's 1044 SMD LP supports bandwidth of 15MHz around central frequency of 1575MHz and working temperatures from -25° to 85°C. In addition, it is designed with 20% to 30% enhanced performance versus conventional chip antenna, empowering smartphones to integrate personal navigation and positioning functions, Yageo said.

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