Difference between LTE Antennas


The Raspberry Pi 4G/LTE HAT Kit includes:

  1. LTE – GNSS Dual u.FL Antenna – 100mm (https://sixfab.com/product/lte-gnss-dual-u-fl-antenna/)
  2. LTE Full Band PCB Antenna – u.FL Plug – 100mm (https://sixfab.com/product/lte-full-band-pcb-antenna-u-fl-plug-100mm/)

I know that one of the antennas include gps support.
My questions are:

  1. What are the differences of these two antennas in terms of LTE?
  2. Can the LTE connection work without one of the antennas?



LTE – GNSS Dual u.FL Antenna:

  • Supported frequency range: 698 – 3600 MHz
  • Global LTE bands: B1-B23, B25-B29, B33-B42 ( North America, Europe and Asia included Japan)
  • Peak gains are between 3.2dBi-4.dBi at the LTE bands (1695 -3600 MHz) and 0.8dBi for the GNSS (1570-1610MHz)

LTE Full Band PCB Antenna – u.FL Plug:

  • Supported frequency range: 698~960/1710~2690MHz
  • LTE 700, GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900, WCDMA2100, LTE B7 (2500-2690 MHz), LTE B40 (2300 – 2400 MHZ)

C25 antenna interfaces include a main antenna interface, an Rx-diversity antenna interface which is
used to resist the fall of signals caused by high speed movement and multipath effect. For better experience using both main and div antenna is recommended.