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The second generation ANT USB stick from Garmin Canada with enhanced ANT core features, such as proximity search and frequency agility. Up to 8 ANT channels.

The USB2 stick has been designed especially to improve the user experience. Its PC windows driver is certified by Windows Hardware Quality Labs and available through windows update. It works with Apple’s I/O Kit framework, so that no additional driver installation is required on Mac OS X machines. PC and Mac applications are able to utilize the enhanced 2nd generation ANT feature to offer an easier pairing process, link to more sensors and have a more reliable data link.

The product has been certified to comply with radio regulation or standards covering global markets that include North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, China, Russia, Japan and Taiwan.

Please note: this product is discontinued. Please refer to the ANTUSB-m page for latest model. Click here for more information. 

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Enhanced User Experience

  • Up to 8 ANT channels
  • WHQL certified Windows driver for Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 (except for WIindows RT)
  • No driver installation is required on Mac OS X10 and above
  • Proximity search
  • Scanning mode – extremely low latency for asynchronous applications such as remote control

Enhanced ANT features

  • High density node support – up to 300 nodes at 1 Hz Tx rate in same RF space
  • Frequency agility    
  • Low priority search – does not impact existing channels
  • Channel ID management – improve device pairing efficiency
  • Individual output power control per channel

Other Features

  • 78 selectable RF channel
  • 61 x 18 x 8.6 mm
  • Broadcast, acknowledged, or burst data transmissions
  • ANT channel combined message rate up to 190Hz (8byte data payload)
  • Minimum message rate per ANT channel 0.5Hz
  • Burst transfer rate up to 20Kbps (true data throughput)
  • Up to 3 public, managed and/or private network keys
  •  - 10°C to +50°C operating temperature
  • Type A USB connector
  • ANT library files for applications development
  • Radio regulatory approval for major markets
  • RoHS compliant



Product Options  Description

USB2 Stick-OEM


The product enclosure has only one side printed with regulatory approval marks. The other side is left empty for custom logo printing or sticker. 
USB2 Stick-ANT
The product enclosure has both sides printed. One side is ANT logo and the other side are the regulatory approval marks.


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Files and software tools listed below are directly associated with this component. For more resources, please click here.

Title Date Modified Version File Size
ANT USB2 Stick Datasheet Oct 23, 2013 1.4 606 KB
ANT USB Driver - Windows Oct 03, 2012 281 KB
ANT Message Protocol and Usage Apr 02, 2014 5.1 4 MB
ANTware II Nov 12, 2013 4.1.00 1 MB
ANTware II Users Guide Oct 09, 2013 1.2 1 MB