Raptor Series of Innovative Shark Fin Automotive Antennas include V2V and LTE MIMO
Next generation shark fins for connected car, safety and autonomous driving applications
Taoglas, a leading provider of IoT and M2M antenna solutions, announce a next generation line of shark fin antennas, for the First Tier Automotive/ITS markets at Mobile World Congress 2016 (Hall 1 Stand 1A11). The streamline, slick design of the Raptor, single fin antenna and the Raptor II dual fin version has been engineered to accommodate current and future antenna requirements for high speed broadband, safety and connected car applications.
“Traditionally a shark fin type antenna has been used by car manufacturers to house GPS, 3G and AM/FM antennas for car radios, but with the need for in-vehicle high speed Wi-Fi hotspots, automatic safety systems, and Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V/DSRC) communication, a new more complex level of antenna design is needed. The Raptor was designed from the ground-up to provide best in class performance for all these applications, while maintaining isolation between all these antenna systems to benefit from real MIMO performance.” said Ronan Quinlan, Joint CEO Taoglas. He added, “Besides this range of leading products, we are also working with our global automotive partners on delivering 5G smart adaptive beam forming antennas and centimeter level positioning accuracy for these antenna solutions for the autonomous cars and vehicles currently in development worldwide.”
The streamline single fin Raptor MA1060, is a 4in1 permanent mount antenna that incorporates a GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou, 4G LTE, Dual-Band Wi-Fi and an AM/FM antenna in one compact design. Taoglas has packed four high efficiency, high gain antennas in an IP67 waterproofed single fin housing. The Raptor delivers powerful antenna technology for the next generation of vehicular wireless systems, such as multimedia infotainment, safety, navigation and connected car applications.
The MA1130 is a dual-fin 6in1 antenna, supporting frequency bands inGPS/GLONASS/BeiDou, Wi-Fi, 4G and AM/FM radio. This outstanding antenna delivers powerful MIMO antenna technology for LTE and Wi-Fi 802.11n and emerging 802.11ac.
Manufactured and tested in a TS16949 first tier automotive-approved facility, the Raptor antennas are highly adaptable and can be customized to meet customer requirements with the Raptor being available in up to 4in1 combinations, and the dual-fin Raptor II being available in different combinations up to 7 antennas in 1 housing. The antennas are ground plane independent. They are available with combinations of 2G/3G/4G LTE MIMO, GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, Radio(AM/FM/D-R), V2X 802.11p, DSRC and DAB antennas for V2V and V2X for Autonomous driving and communication with other vehicles.