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 External antenna for Centipede 
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Joined: 03 Jan 2012, 16:08
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Anyone got any tips for how I can connect an external antenna to the Centipede?

I can see there's a tiny little coax connector on there - much smaller than u.fl even. And some 0402 components next to it that I presume would need to be swapped over.

Ideal for me would be just to snip the end off a u.fl cable and solder directly onto the Centipede.......


18 Dec 2017, 19:40
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Hi,
this is for RF signal testing only.But you can replace to UF.L connector.Pinout is same.


19 Dec 2017, 05:27
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Thanks for the quick reply.

If I were to replace that connector do I not need to move any of the 0402 components nearby to actually connect it to the RF signal? I would have expected the RF to be routed only to the onboard ceramic antenna? Surely I can't just add a connector and then stick an external 50 ohm antenna on there as it would be in parallel with the onboard antenna and horribly mismatched?


23 Dec 2017, 10:09
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You need to replace UF.L connector only.


23 Dec 2017, 16:27
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Superb thanks!


23 Dec 2017, 20:45
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