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27 May 2013

u‑blox introduces high-performance parallel GPS/GLONASS positioning module

MAX-M5Q expands u‑blox’ popular module series with parallel operation, ideal for ERA-GLONASS

MAX-M5Q: ideal positioning solution for industrial M2M and Russia’s ERA-GLONASS emergency call system
MAX-M5Q: ideal positioning solution for industrial M2M and Russia’s ERA-GLONASS emergency call system

Thalwil, Switzerland – May 27, 2013 – Swiss u‑blox , a leading provider of positioning and wireless modules and integrated circuits, introduces the surface-mount MAX-M5Q, a compact satellite positioning module that supports US GPS, Russian GLONASS as well as Japanese QZSS satellite GNSS systems. High-performance GPS/GLONASS parallel operation is also supported to enhance positioning speed and accuracy.


Designed for use in rugged environments and wide temperature range, MAX-M5Q is an ideal positioning solution for industrial machine-to-machine (M2M) applications as well as Russia’s ERA-GLONASS emergency call system. MAX-M5Q enhances positioning in poor GNSS satellite visibility conditions as well as in high latitude and polar regions.

“With parallel GPS/GLONASS operation, MAX-M5Q is able to track all 50 and more US and Russian satellites to deliver incomparable speed, accuracy, and positional availability,” said Thomas Nigg, VP of Product Marketing at u‑blox, “Its compact size and high-reliability makes it an ideal positioning solution for mobile resource management and ERA-GLONASS emergency call applications.”


With dimensions of only 9.7 x 10.1 x 2.5 mm, MAX-M5Q is the newest member of u‑blox’ industry-standard, ultra-compact MAX GNSS LCC module series.  Additional features include autonomous A-GPS that reduces warm start TTFF by as much as 90%, and an embedded data logger which can store location information to internal Flash memory for up to 16 hours at 15 second intervals.

For more information about the MAX-M5Q, visit www.u‑ or contact a u‑blox sales representative.