We designed a gnss receiver circuit incorporating SR4G008, connecting the pads of the antenna to the GNSS receiver according to the directions in its official Product Specification document. To our surprise, we found out that the FEED pad (pin2) has internally been connected to pin 3 which is being suggested to be connected to the circuit ground making the reception of the GNSS signals practically impossible.
Checking the internal connections of all the pins of SR4G008 with a multimeter, we found out that pins 4 and 5 are also short circuited internally which is contrary to the technical specs of the antenna.
So, what's wrong with this product, it's technical specs document or the component itself?
Senior Antenna Engineer at Antenova With over 25 years’ experience in manufacturing, test and design, Steve has a wealth of RF and measurement knowledge across many industry sectors.