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MAX-M8 series

Small u-blox M8 GNSS modules

Small GNSS modules for easy manufacturing

  • Concurrent reception of up to 3 GNSS (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, BeiDou)
  • Industry leading –167 dBm navigation sensitivity
  • Product variants to meet performance and cost requirements
  • Miniature LCC package
  • Superior anti‑spoofing and anti‑jamming
  • Pin‑compatible with MAX‑7 and MAX‑6
9.7 x 10.1 x 2.5 mm

Product variants

MAX-M8C

u-blox M8 GNSS module, ROM, crystal

MAX-M8Q

u-blox M8 GNSS module, ROM, TCXO

MAX-M8W

u-blox M8 GNSS module, ROM, TCXO, short-circuit protection

Product variantsMAX-M8CMAX-M8QMAX-M8W
GNSS features 
GNSSBeiDou, Galileo, GLONASS, GPS / QZSS
Number of concurrent GNSS3
Concurrent GNSS
OscillatorCrystalTCXO
Antenna 
Pin (active) for external antenna
Pin (passive) for external antenna
Area 
Global
Interfaces 
UART1
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 
RTC crystal
Timepulse output
Antenna short circuit detect / protect pin-
Built-in sensor-
Other 
MarketsAutomotive & Transport, Industry, Unmanned Vehicle

Overview

Product Summary

Data Sheet

Integration Manual

Interface Manual

Application Note

White Paper

Driver Guide

Release Notes

Information Note

Product Change Note

Conformity Declaration

Driver

User Guide

CAD/CAE Libraries

The MAX‑M8 series of standalone concurrent GNSS modules is built on the exceptional performance of the u‑blox M8 engine in the industry proven MAX form factor. With dual‑frequency RF front‑end, the u‑blox M8 concurrent GNSS engine is able to intelligently use the highest amount of visible satellites from two GNSS (GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou) systems for more reliable positioning. The MAX‑M8 series is ideal for performance driven applications. The MAX‑M8 series provides high sensitivity and minimal acquisition times while maintaining low system power. The MAX‑M8C is optimized for cost sensitive applications and has the lowest power consumption, the MAX‑M8Q provides best performance for passive and active antennas designs, while the MAX‑M8W is optimized for active antennas with best performance. The industry‑proven MAX form factor allows easy migration from previous MAX generations. Sophisticated RF‑architecture and interference suppression ensure maximum performance even in GNSS‑hostile environments. The MAX‑M8 combines a high level of integration capability with flexible connectivity options in a miniature package. This makes MAX‑M8 perfectly suited for industrial applications with strict size and cost requirements. The MAX‑M8Q is also halogen free (green) which makes it also a perfect solution for consumer applications. The DDC (I2C compliant) interface provides connectivity and enables synergies with most u‑blox cellular modules. u‑blox M8 modules use GNSS chips qualified according to AEC‑Q100, are manufactured in ISO/TS 16949 certified sites, and fully tested on a system level. Qualification tests are performed as stipulated in the ISO16750 standard: “Road vehicles – Environmental conditions and testing for electrical and electronic equipment”.

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