3.0x3.4mm multi-GNSS platform draws only 7mW during continuous navigation

June 05, 2012 // By Julien Happich
Packaged in a 3.0x3.4mm footprint, the UBX-G7020 multi-GNSS receiver IC from u-blox draws as little as 7mW during continuous navigation.

The chip supports US, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, and EU satellite positioning systems plus all Satellite-Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS).

The chip has been designed to support the lowest cost stand-alone solution via minimum eBOM; only 8 external components are required resulting in a receiver occupying only 30mm2 on a 2-layer PCB. Standard crystal and TCXO are supported. The chip also provides low-power, autonomous log data output of position, velocity, and time. Support for A-GPS and u-blox' unique CellLocate hybrid GNSS/cellular positioning technology is embedded to facilitate advanced telematics applications including indoor positioning. The IC comes in standard and automotive grades.

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