We are in the process of adding an external GPS antenna to our board and following the guides in the documentation feels a bit risky since names for circuit board parts have changed and sometimes a switch or similar is referenced to in the documentation that do not exist.
So could we get a detailed instruction for what must be done and how to connect an external antenna to nRF9160-DK v.0.8.3?
Please see this post which just with the passiv antenna, but the prinsiple is the same.
Therefore, you can skip the parts connected to the passiv antenna. But you need to have some isolation between the GPS antenna and the LTE antenna.
I checked the post but my board looks different. It looks like this:
So I cannot see U33, U34 or SW12 on my board. So I guess I would connect the external antenna to J6 but how do I disconnect the A2 antenna and what else needs to be done so that the external antenna functions properly?
Does the MXHS83QE3000 cable automatically switch to the external antenna when connected?
Yes, J6 will switch to the external antenna when connected.
Run newest modem firmware with GPS sample in NCS, then its go time!