High-performance multi-GNSS module in 4.5-mm-square footprint

January 25, 2017 // By Graham Prophet
From u-blox (Thalwil, Switzerland) the ZOE-M8G module is presented for use as a location sensor for wearables, drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and asset trackers; an ultra-compact GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) receiver module, it has been configured for designs where small size, minimal weight and high location precision are essential.

ZOE-M8G offers high location accuracy by concurrently connecting to GPS, Galileo and either GLONASS or BeiDou. It also provides -167 dBm receiver sensitivity. It is a fully integrated, complete GNSS solution with built-in SAW-filter and Low Noise Amplifier (LNA). This means it can be used with passive antennas, without the need for additional components. The module measures 4.5 x 4.5 x 1.0 mm; a complete GNSS design takes approximately 30% less PCB area compared to a conventional discrete chip design with a CSP chip GNSS receiver.

Samples of the u-blox ZOE-M8G will be available in February 2017 and volume production will start in October 2017.

 

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