Tallysman TW163 GNSS Signal Splitter
The Tallysman TW163 is a professional-grade full GNSS band signal splitter that connects one antenna to two receivers, and supports GPS/QZSS-L1/L2/L5, QZSS-L6, BeiDou-B1/B2/B2a/B3, Galileo-E1/E5a/E5b/E6, GLONASS-G1/G2/G3, and L-band correction services.
The TW163 offers exceptional performance in terms of noise figure, isolation, and linearity. In addition, it is packaged in a corrosion-protected housing made of military-grade aluminum (6061-T6), which is robust, compact, and lightweight. The splitter has also passed the IP67 water ingression test.
The TW163 is available with either TNC or type-N connectors and offers 10 dB gain over signal-splitting loss.
- Allows two GNSS receivers to share a single antenna
- Robust design
- Fits in-line with antenna cable
- Suitable for harsh environments
- Accepts power from all attached receivers
- Antenna failure detection/indication
- Automatically switches on power failure of one receiver
- Rugged military-grade aluminum enclosure
- Amplification to compensate for signal-splitting loss
- Very low noise figure
Tallysman’s TW163 Smart Power GNSS signal splitter provides two key features:
First, it accepts power from all attached GNSS receivers and selects power from a receiver using the following protocol. Port #1 is given priority if its voltage is within the specified range (3.0 V – 12.5 V). However, if port #1’s receiver is disconnected or if its receiver power goes below the under-voltage or above the over-voltage specification, the TW163 will switch to the next port in numerical order, as long as its power and voltage are within the expected range. The switching and port selection is, therefore, deterministic.
Second, if the antenna fails and does not draw current, the TW163 will provide the receiver powering the antenna with a current draw lower than 2 mA, indicating an antenna fault.