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u-blox announces the smallest Bluetooth Angle-of-Arrival (AoA) antenna board for commercial tracking solutions

By Eric Van Rees - 8th December 2022 - 09:06

u-blox, a global provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies and services, has announced the u-blox ANT-B11 compact antenna board.

By combining Bluetooth technology with the company’s unique expertise, this board delivers high-precision direction finding and 2D indoor positioning. ANT-B11 can be integrated into commercial tracking solutions, ideal for direction-finding applications and indoor positioning in mid-size spaces.

Indoor direction-finding, positioning, and convenience

ANT-B11, like ANT-B10 launched early this year, contributes to solving the ongoing indoor location challenge, where technologies such as GNSS find difficulties in performing effectively. ANT-B11 is equipped with u-blox NINA-B411 Bluetooth 5.1 module and runs the u-connectLocate software, which executes the unique u-blox angle calculation algorithm. In conjunction with an application board, ANT-B11 functions as an indoor Angle-of-Arrival (AoA) anchor point. The angle calculated by the antenna board does not require any additional processing. Thus, it is ready for use at the application level.

Depending on its orientation, ANT-B11 outputs the final azimuth or elevation angle with high accuracy in fractions of a second. With this information, it is possible to track assets and plot their positions in applications aiming at 2D visualization. For 3D visualization, our customers can keep relying on ANT-B10.

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