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LEA-6 series

u-blox 6 GPS, QZSS, GLONASS and Galileo modules

LEA‑6 series is an older generation product. For new designs see:
LEA-M8S module
u-blox M8 GNSS module

End of Life Product

LEA‑6N has reached end of life

LEA‑6 series highlights

  • Optimized mode for low power and maximum sensitivity
  • UART, USB and DDC (I2C compliant) interfaces
  • Integrated antenna supervisor
17 x 22.4 x 2.4 mm

Product variants

LEA-6N

u-blox 6 GNSS module Flash, TCXO

LEA-6H

u-blox 6 GPS module Flash, TCXO

LEA-6S

u-blox 6 GPS module ROM, TXCO

LEA-6A

u-blox 6 GPS module ROM, crystal

Product variantsLEA-6NLEA-6HLEA-6SLEA-6A
GPS-only
GNSS features 
OscillatorTCXOCrystal
Area 
Global
Microprocessor on board  
Standalone module
Interfaces 
UART1
USB1
SPI1
DDC (I²C compliant)1
Electrical data 
Minimum supply [V]2.70
Maximum supply [V]3.6
Environmental data, quality & reliability 
Maximum temperature [°C]85
Minimum temperature [°C]-40
Size [mm]17 x 22.4 x 2.4
Features 
Programmable flash memory-
RTC crystal-
Active antenna / LNA supply-
Timepulse output-
Ext. interrupt /wakeup-

Product Summary

LEA-6 Product Summary
549 KB

Data Sheet

LEA-6 Data Sheet

07-Sep-2015

1.1 MB

Integration Manual

LEA-6/NEO-6/MAX-6 Hardware Integration Manual

09-Oct-2017

2.68 MB

Interface Manual

u-blox6 Receiver Description Protocol Specification
3.71 MB
u-blox6 GPS/GLONASS/QZSS Receiver Description Protocol Specification
2.08 MB

Application Note

Data, Clock (IODC) Value Selection Process and IS-GPS-200H Compliance Statement

15-Mar-2018

43 KB
u-blox Production Test Information

22-Nov-2016

549 KB
GLONASS & GPS HW designs recommendations
899 KB
GPS Antennas: RF Design Considerations for u-blox GPS Receivers
1.33 MB
GPS-based Timing Application Note
1.09 MB
Power Management Considerations with u-blox 6 GPS receiver designs
928 KB

CAD/CAE Libraries

Altium Designer Library (hosted on Github)
50 KB
CadSoft Eagle Library (hosted on Github)
50 KB
3D Step Models Library (hosted on GitHub)
53 KB

Release Notes

u-blox GNSS Sensor Device Driver for Windows, v2.40

21-Dec-2017

129 KB
u-blox GNSS VCP Device Driver for Windows, v3.10

01-Nov-2017

126 KB
u-blox GNSS VCP Device Driver for Windows, v3.03

28-Apr-2017

125 KB
u-blox GNSS Sensor Device Driver for Windows, v2.33

28-Apr-2017

125 KB
u-blox 6 Firmware v 7.03 Release Notes

11-Apr-2013

72 KB

Driver

u-blox GNSS Sensor Device Driver for Windows, v2.40

01-Nov-2017

4.95 MB
u-blox GNSS VCP Device Driver for Windows, v3.10

01-Nov-2017

5.47 MB
u-blox GNSS Sensor Device Driver for Windows, v2.33

28-Apr-2017

4.94 MB
u-blox GNSS VCP Device Driver for Windows, v3.03

28-Apr-2017

4.76 MB
u-blox GNSS Standard Driver for Windows, v1.2.0.8
582 KB

Driver Guide

u-blox GNSS Sensor and VCP Device Driver User Guide

01-Nov-2017

1.87 MB
Selection guide for u-blox GNSS USB Windows driver

01-Nov-2016

354 KB

End of Life Note

MAX-6G, MAX-6Q and LEA-6N EOL

19-Dec-2017

75 KB

Conformity Declaration

LEA-6 series Declaration of Conformity (RED)

10-Jan-2018

78 KB

Firmware Update

u-blox6 Firmware v 7.03
387 KB

Overview

u-blox Package Information Guide

21-Aug-2018

2.55 MB
u-blox GNSS module overview

14-Feb-2017

690 KB

White Paper

GPS Compendium Book
5.75 MB
Anti-jamming techniques in u-blox GPS receivers
854 KB
u-blox’s comprehensive approach to multi-GNSS positioning
1.14 MB
u-blox's GNSS and cellular module philosophy
451 KB
u-blox M8 and u-blox 7: Two u-blox GNSS platform generations address all market requirements
331 KB
The promising marriage of wireless and GPS technologies
1.59 MB

LEA‑6 modules bring the high performance u‑blox 6 position engine to the industry standard LEA form factor. u‑blox 6 has been designed for low power consumption and low costs, independent of which satellite constellation is used (e.g. GLONASS, Galileo). Intelligent power management is a breakthrough for low‑power applications. The versatile, standalone LEA‑6 receivers combine an extensive array of features with flexible connectivity options. Their ease of integration results in fast time‑to‑market for a wide range of automotive and industrial applications. LEA‑6 modules work with all available satellite positioning systems: LEA‑6H is ready to support the European Galileo system via a simple firmware upgrade; LEA‑6N combines full feature GPS performance with the QZSS regional satellite system. LEA‑6N also targets the Russian market, featuring the lowest power GLONASS functionality in the industry and is designed for ERA‑GLONASS. All LEA‑6 modules are manufactured in ISO/TS 16949 certified sites. Each module is tested and inspected during production. The modules are qualified according to ISO 16750 - Environmental conditions and electrical testing for electrical and electronic equipment for road vehicles.