u-blox launches ultra-small multi-GNSS module with exceptional performance
ZOE‑M8G module is an ideal
u-blox has launched an ultra‑compact GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) receiver module. The ZOE‑M8G is perfect for applications where small size, minimal weight and high location precision are essential. Examples include wearable devices, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and asset tracker applications.
Measuring only 4.5 mm x 4.5 mm x 1.0 mm, the module takes approximately 30% less PCB area compared to a conventional discrete chip design with a CSP chip GNSS receiver.
ZOE‑M8G offers exceptionally high location accuracy by concurrently connecting to GPS, Galileo and either GLONASS or BeiDou. It also provides industry‑leading -167 dBm navigation sensitivity, according to the firm.
The module integrates a SAW‑filter and Low Noise Amplifier (LNA). This means it can be used with passive antennas, without the need for additional components, and doesn’t compromise performance.
Uffe Pless, Product Marketing, Positioning Product Center at u‑blox, said: “When you’re designing products such as smart watches, fitness trackers, asset trackers, UBI dongles and even drones, every square millimeter and every gram counts. The u‑blox ZOE‑M8G makes it significantly easier for product designers to achieve precise location tracking while keeping within their strict form factor and weight restrictions.”
Samples of the u‑blox ZOE‑M8G will be available in February 2017 and volume production will start in October 2017.
For further details, view the full Press release.