Press releases


20 Nov 2011

u-blox achieves sub-meter GPS accuracy with PPP, Precise Point Positioning

NEO-6P module embeds PPP for low-cost, static and slow-moving applications

Thalwil, Switzerland – December 20, 2011 – u‑blox, the Swiss positioning and wireless chip and module company, announces the immediate availability of the NEO-6P GPS module with standalone sub-meter Precise Point Positioning (PPP).

PPP is made possible by a proprietary algorithm combined with ionospheric correctional data received from satellite based augmentation systems such as WAAS (USA), EGNOS (Europe) and MSAS (Japan). The system achieves full accuracy with unobstructed sky view after only a few minutes of operation. The device comes in u-blox’ industry standard NEO Leadless Chip Carrier (LCC) module form factor.

“The NEO-6P addresses the need for high-accuracy positioning used in surveying, mapping, marine, and slow-moving recreational applications. The solution provides high accuracy positioning at a fraction of the cost of other high precision solutions. Our PPP solution is compact, stand-alone, and uses a single frequency GPS receiver” said Thomas Nigg, VP Product Marketing at u-blox.

The NEO-6P also provides complete GPS satellite raw data allowing further accuracy improvement based on post processing by an external host.

Detailed information about the NEO-6P can be found on the NEO-6 series product page. Samples and evaluation kit are available, contact the u-blox office nearest you.

High-accuracy in real time

If you want to achieve high-accuracy in real time, take a look at our PPP-RTK service PointPerfect.

About u-blox

u-blox (SIX: UBXN) is a leading fabless semiconductor provider of embedded positioning and wireless communication solutions for the consumer, industrial and automotive markets. Our solutions enable people, devices, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and wirelessly communicate via voice, text or video. With a broad portfolio of GPS modules, chips, and software solutions together with wireless modules and solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to enable OEMs to develop innovative solutions quickly and cost-effectively. Headquartered in Switzerland and with global presence in Europe, Asia and the Americas, u-blox employs approximately 210 people. Founded in 1997, u-blox is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

u-blox contact

Thomas Nigg, VP Product Marketing

Phone: +41 44 722 7470