Israel’s OriginGPS, designer, manufacturer and supplier of miniaturized GNSS modules, antenna modules and antenna solutions, announced the launch of the Nano Hornet this week, which it declares to be the world’s smallest fully integrated global antenna module.
Spies and broadcasters alike will be sure to find a use for it as what was once deemed the cutting edge of technology on television shows like Mission Impossible back in the 60s just looks sillier and sillier to modern eyes.
The Nano Hornet is a GPS module with an integrated antenna that is only 10mm x 10mm x 3.8mm in size. It boasts an optimized receiver and antenna combination, with unconditional frequency stability, improved noise immunity, higher sensitivity, and enhanced SNR (Signal to Noise) levels. The optimized combination, the company asserts, not only decreases the footprint, but also minimizes design risks and reduces time to market.
OriginGPS says that the Hornet module offers superior sensitivity and outstanding performance, achieving rapid time to first fix (TTFF) in less than 1sec., accuracy of approximately 1m, and tracking sensitivity down to -163dBm.
It also declares that the Nano Hornet’s innovative architecture packs the most functionality and high-quality components in the smallest space by volume, to improve wearables’ fashion and function. It boasts several key features that will improve the navigation experience of wearables.
Gal Jacobi, CEO of OriginGPS, stated, “Although there has never been more demand for location information, size and power constraints have limited innovation in the wearables space. Developers want to add features to wearable devices without making them bulkier and less fashionable. The Nano Hornet breaks through both of these barriers, making it ideal for devices that require low profile components. We have pushed the boundaries of what’s possible and reduced the thickness of our already industry-leading Micro Hornet by nearly 35 percent. But wearables aren’t the only devices that will benefit – a wide range of Internet of Things devices will be able to utilize its best-in-class feature set.”
Jacobi served as an Israeli Air Force Major where he managed the introduction of leading edge technologies for the Israeli Air Force. He also led business development activities for PCTEL. He is a graduate of the Tel Aviv University Law and Business Administration schools and is a certified attorney at law.
The company’s investors include Docor International B.V and Van Leer Ventures Jerusalem.