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Article Date: 22 March 2024

Synzen will be introducing CHARON at Embedded World 2024 - Revolutionizing Precision Navigation with Its Cutting-Edge GNSS L1, L2, L5 Front-End Module

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Taipei, Taiwan – Synzen, a global leader in antennas, RF design and navigation solutions, is proud to announce CHARON - a breakthrough Front-End GNSS Module – showcasing at this year’s Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany.

CHARON’s advanced design ensures superior signal reception, even in challenging environments, providing accurate and reliable navigation data.

This ultra-efficient module offers an all-in-one solution, combining impedance matching, filter efficiency, and low-noise design, and greatly simplifying integration for developers.

Integrated pre-filters provide outstanding out-of-band rejection, accommodating multiple band configurations and minimizing interference for optimal noise figure.

CHARON incorporates cascaded LNAs, pre-filters, and optimized impedance matching, delivering substantial gain without compromising signal-to-noise performance.

With a low-profile form factor, CHARON eliminates the need for external components and complex routing, saving valuable space. Its compact design and versatile applications are set to make CHARON an industry leader in GNSS modules.

Technical Specifications:

  • L1+B1+G1/L2/L5 bands (1166-1249; 1559-1609MHz)
  • Two-stage amplifiers (LNA) with >25dB Gain
  • Dimensions: 15.5 x 15 x 3.5 (mm)
  • Voltage (Vin): +1.8 to 5.5VDC
  • Current consumption = 10mA at 1.8V
  • Surface-mounted for convenient installation
  • RoHS & REACH compliant


CHARON caters to a range of applications, including RTK, drones, asset tracking, and wearable tech.

Its versatility also extends to precision agriculture, autonomous vehicles, surveying, mapping, timing, and synchronization.

Novel multiband filter design and packaging

“What we have addressed with CHARON,” said Synzen’s CTO, Chris Tomlin, “is a requirement for the integration of dual band GNSS receivers whilst at the same time allowing for a reduction in both unit size and circuit complexity through novel multiband filter design and packaging.

“CHARON offers exceptional out of band rejection and gain whilst maintaining very high signal to noise performance. It’s a superb addition to our FEM range and underlines our commitment to maintain exceptional performance whilst simplifying the integration process for our customers.”

Free Tickets to Embedded World

Come and meet the Synzen team at Embedded World 2024. We look forward to discussing the latest in technology trends with you in person, any time between April 9-11, at booth 3-631.

We will be displaying our wide range of standard and custom IoT antenna solutions, as well as showcasing our latest open source IoT development kits.

Get your free tickets to Embedded World using Synzen’s voucher code: ew24528577. Click here to redeem the voucher

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