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CAM-M8 series

Omni-directional u-blox M8 GNSS antenna modules

Smart antenna module for omnidirectional GNSS reception

  • Concurrent reception of up to 3 GNSS (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, BeiDou)
  • Miniature size and weight with low power consumption
  • Embedded, omnidirectional and wideband antenna
  • Industry leading –167 dBm navigation sensitivity
  • Optional external antenna
  • Product variants to meet performance and cost requirements
9.6 x 14 x 1.95 mm

Product variants

CAM-M8C

u-blox M8 GNSS antenna module, XTAL, SAW, LNA

CAM-M8Q

u-blox M8 GNSS antenna module, TCXO, SAW

Product variantsCAM-M8CCAM-M8Q
GNSS features 
GNSSBeiDou, Galileo, GLONASS, GPS / QZSS
Number of concurrent GNSS3
Concurrent GNSS
OscillatorCrystalTCXO
Antenna 
Internal antenna
Pin (active) for external antenna
Pin (passive) for external antenna
Area 
Global
Interfaces 
UART1
SPI1
DDC (I²C compliant)1
Electrical data 
Minimum supply [V]1.652.70
Maximum supply [V]3.6
Environmental data, quality & reliability 
Maximum temperature [°C]85
Minimum temperature [°C]-40
Size [mm] 9.6 x 14 x 1.95
Features 
Additional LNA
Additional SAW
Built-in sensor
RTC crystal-
Other 
MarketsAutomotive & Transport, Industry, Smart Cities

Overview

Product Summary

Data Sheet

Integration Manual

Interface Manual

Application Note

White Paper

Driver Guide

Release Notes

Product Change Note

Conformity Declaration

Driver

User Guide

CAD/CAE Libraries

Technical Note

The u‑blox CAM‑M8Q chip antenna module has the exceptional performance of the u‑blox M8 multi‑GNSS (GPS/QZSS, GLONASS and BeiDou) engine in an industry proven form factor. The CAM‑M8Q offers high sensitivity and strong signal levels in an ultra compact form factor. Incorporating the CAM‑M8Q into customer designs is simple and straightforward, thanks to the embedded GNSS antenna, small footprint of 9.6 x 14 x 1.95 mm, and sophisticated interference suppression that ensures maximum performance even in GNSS‑hostile environments. The low power consumption and thin design allow end devices to be slimmer and smaller. Despite of miniature size, the chip antenna in the CAM‑M8Q performs extremely well against traditional patch antennas. Optimal performance is achieved by following design instructions available in the Hardware Integration Manual as customer PCB is part of the antenna solution.The omnidirectional radiation pattern increases flexibility for device installation. Optionally, CAM‑M8Q can be connected to an external GNSS antenna. The SMD design keeps manufacturing costs to a minimum and the small mass ensures high reliability. The CAM‑M8Q targets industrial and consumer applications that require concurrent GPS and GLONASS or BeiDou reception. The CAM‑M8Q is form‑factor compatible to UC530 and UC530M modules, allowing the upgrade of existing designs with minimal effort. CAM‑M8Q modules use GNSS chips qualified according to AEC‑Q100 and are manufactured in ISO/TS 16949 certified sites. Qualification tests are performed as stipulated in the ISO16750 standard: “Road vehicles – Environmental conditions and testing for electrical and electronic equipment”. CAM‑M8Q complies with green / halogen‑free standards.