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MAX-7 series

u-blox 7 GNSS modules

MAX‑7 series is an older generation product. For new designs see:
u-blox 8 GNSS modules
Small u-blox M8 GNSS modules

Highlights

  • Miniature LCC package
  • GNSS engine for GPS/QZSS, GLONASS
  • Low power consumption
  • Product variants to meet performance and cost requirements
  • Pin‑to‑pin and software compatible with MAX‑M8 and MAX‑6
9.7 x 10.1 x 2.5 mm

Product variants

MAX-7C

u-blox 7 GNSS module, ROM, crystal

MAX-7Q

u-blox 7 GNSS module, ROM, TCXO

MAX-7W

u-blox 7 GNSS module, ROM, TCXO, short-circuit protection

Product variantsMAX-7CMAX-7QMAX-7W
Multi-GNSS
GNSS features 
OscillatorCrystalTCXO
Antenna 
Pin (active) for external antenna
Pin (passive) for external antenna
Area 
Global
Microprocessor on board  
Standalone module
Interfaces 
UART1
USB1
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] 9.7 x 10.1 x 2.5
Features 
Active antenna / LNA control
Antenna short circuit detect / protect pin

Product Summary

MAX-7 Product Summary
161 KB

Data Sheet

Integration Manual

MAX-7, NEO-7 Hardware Integration Manual

09-Oct-2017

2.33 MB

Interface Manual

u-blox7 (V14) Receiver Description Protocol Specification

15-Jun-2018

2.68 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
GPS Antennas: RF Design Considerations for u-blox GPS Receivers
1.33 MB
Power Management Considerations for u-blox 7 / M8 GNSS receivers
1.09 MB

CAD/CAE Libraries

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

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

Conformity Declaration

MAX-7C/7Q/7W Declaration of Conformity (RED)

10-Jan-2018

69 KB

Overview

GNSS product line card

18-Oct-2018

570 KB
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

The MAX‑7 series of standalone GNSS modules is built on the exceptional performance of the u‑blox 7 multi‑GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, QZSS and SBAS) engine. The MAX‑7 series delivers high sensitivity and minimal acquisition times in the ultra compact MAX form factor. The MAX‑7 series provides maximum sensitivity while maintaining low system power. The MAX‑7C is optimized for cost sensitive applications. The MAX‑7Q provides best performance and lowest power, while the MAX‑7W provides best performance and is optimized for active antennas. The industry proven MAX form factor allows easy migration from MAX‑6 modules. Sophisticated RF‑architecture and interference suppression ensure maximum performance even in GNSS‑hostile environments. The MAX‑7 series combines a high level of integration capability with flexible connectivity options in a miniature package. This makes it perfectly suited for industrial and mass‑market end products with strict size and cost requirements. The DDC (I2C compliant) interface provides connectivity and enables synergies with u‑blox cellular modules. u‑blox 7 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”. MAX‑7Q complies with green/halogen free standards.