GNSS receiver eases embedded designs for non-RF designers

Integrating an antenna, the SAM-M8Q GNSS receiver speeds time to market for system developers of GNSS applications who have limited experience in RF and antenna design, claims u-blox.

Housed in a package measuring just 15.5 x 15.5 x 6.3m, the module can be easily embedded in small devices that require location information, such as asset tracking and telematics systems, and generic automotive after-market applications, says the company.

The combination of an integrated wide-band antenna along with the module’s SAW filter and low-noise amplifier (LNA) architecture ensures that the SAM-M8Q receiver operates in the presence of high frequency signals from other electronic equipment, such as cellular modems, which can cause interference. Using the company’s M8 multi-GNSS receiver technology, the module offers simultaneous reception of GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo satellite signals.

It is aimed at applications that require an embedded antenna and where the surface mount package allows for easier assembly and installation in the end-equipment.

Samples will be available in mid-January 2017 and in full production in mid-February.


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