ZED-F9P is first high precision GNSS module based on F9 technology

Integrated multi-band Real Time Kinematics (RTK) technology in the u‑blox ZED-F9P multi-band receiver makes it suitable for use in machine control, ground robotic vehicles, and high precision unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) applications.

The ZED‑F9P measures only 22 x 17 x 2.4mm and uses the RTK technology from the recently announced u‑blox F9 platform to deliver robust high-precision positioning performance in seconds, says the company.

The ZED-F9P is believed to be the first mass market multi-band receiver to concurrently use GNSS signals from all four GNSS constellations (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou). Combining GNSS signals from multiple frequency bands (L1/L2/L5) and RTK technology lets the ZED‑F9P achieve centimetre-level accuracy in seconds, explains u-blox. Receiving more satellite signals at any given time maximises the availability of centimetre-level accuracy even in challenging environments, such as in city environements.

Featuring on-chip integration of advanced multi-band RTK algorithms, the ZED-F9P requires no additional hardware or third party RTK libraries.

The ZED-F9P addresses three challenges, cost, size and power consumption, that have kept centimetre-level positioning accuracy from breaking into mass market applications, maintains u-blox.

Engineering samples will be available from end of July 2018.

u‑blox provides positioning and wireless communication technologies for the automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. Products are used in vehicles, and machines to help users determine their precise position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. The company’s portfolio includes chips, modules, and a growing ecosystem of product supporting data services.

Headquarters are in Thalwil, Switzerland, with offices in Europe, Asia, and the USA.

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