Ultra‑compact SAM‑M8Q module speeds time to market for system developers of GNSS applications who have limited experience in RF and antenna design
Thalwil, Switzerland – December 1, 2016 – u‑blox (SIX:UBXN), a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips, today announced the SAM‑M8Q GNSS receiver with integrated antenna. Housed in a tiny 15.5 x 15.5 x 6.3 mm package, this 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.
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 delivers robust performance in the presence of high frequency signals from other electronic equipment, such as cellular modems, which can cause interference. By using the latest u‑blox M8 multi‑GNSS receiver technology, the module is able to offer simultaneous reception of GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo satellite signals.
“The SAM‑M8Q is intended for customers who don’t have much experience in RF and antenna design,” said Kim Kaisti, Director, Product Management, Product Center Positioning. He added, “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 of the SAM‑M8Q will be available in mid‑January 2017. The modules will be in full production in mid‑February 2017.
Swiss u‑blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global leader in wireless and positioning semiconductors and modules for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets. u‑blox solutions enable people, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules and software solutions, u‑blox is uniquely positioned to empower OEMs to develop innovative solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost‑effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, u‑blox is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia, and the USA.
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