QUESTION

Need Help on M25007-1 antenna tuning. tried to contact on sales & tech support, no reply

Hello,

we tried contacting the support over email & forum, no help received in time.we already lost 3 months of time trying to tune the antenna.

we have choosen your M25007-1 for a tracker device, which is planning to put in to production around 10K PCS a month. but the antenna issue thrown us away from the production planning dates,and we are badly screwed. we tried contacting over forum, sadly no reply on forum.

here is the VNA images of the antenna tuning. we tried to built a pcb with only m25007-1,and its circuitry,powered by a coil cell, and we attached a VNA to tune it. VNA calibraed with extra cable also attached. please have a look at the pics.
we also tried getting the VNA return loss between antenna and sawfilter near the capacitor.
we feel that we tuned the antenna to 1575Mhz, but the gps receiver cant see any satellites in opensky also.. the same gps when it is connected with a flex strip antenna it tracks 5 to 6 satellities with in 30secs and gets the fix with in 100secs.so gps firmware and circuit is correct. but when antenna input is supplied from the M25007-1 we dont see even a single satellite tracking.
board is 25mm x50mm, metal clearance rules followed correctly under the antenna, and At1 -0ohms, At2 -1nH. 3V powered. 2 Layer-FR4 PCB.

we already lost 3 months of time, trying to tune and get some help..our managers gave strict warning that, if it not resolved with in this weekend,then we got to remove the antennova part and move with custom LNA and flexstrip iteration..we hope your team will support us in time, so that we have your part in our product,and there will be huge production qty is planned. Thank you
 

VNA with tuned antenna -return loss at gps receiver input..extreme output of the antenna

VNA with open cable calibrated

VNA input attached to the antenna ,capacitor infront of the saw filter and output as below, 3v supplied.

we are new to RF world,and Antenna tuning, we dont even know if VNA is properly ,and we are new to smith charts and phases etc...anyway but can be understood and with the help of your guidance we hope we can able to get the device up and running.Thank you

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Hi Chandra,

Can you please contact techsupport@antenova.com?  We would like to have you send one of your units to us to look at. Can you share with us what wireless module you are feeding the GPS signal to? We apologize for your delay.

Best regards,

Geoff S.
commented by
Hi Geoff,

Happy New Year. Actually i have tried contacting over techsupport@antenova.com, i have written mails.even to your personal email ID which i got from internet.but no reply at all from any mails. even on forum i had asked for question and waiting for your reply from long back(almost from more than 1 month). today it is been answered.. sir, we are feeding the GPS output to NRF9160 Nordic module...i have posted the VNA outputs of return loss, based on the VNA output graphs and setup could you assist me ,is it correct or not.i have sent the same information over email to techsupport@antenova.com. please check it and reply soon.we are under pressure to choose some other antenna solution and proceed with project.bcz from 6 months we have been delayed bcz of this antenna issue,and we are in heavy losses and no proper in time support is received from antenova.

hope at least from now on, response will be faster and problem will be resolved.Thank you

Dr.N.Chandra Sekhar,Phd
commented by
Hello Dr. Chandra,

Please contact techsupport@antenova.com.
Best regards,

Geoff S.

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