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NEO-M8 series

Versatile u-blox M8 GNSS modules

Versatile GNSS modules in different variants for easy manufacturing

  • Concurrent reception of up to 3 GNSS (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, BeiDou)
  • Industry leading –167 dBm navigation sensitivity
  • Security and integrity protection
  • Supports all satellite augmentation systems
  • Advanced jamming and spoofing detection
  • Product variants to meet performance and cost requirements
  • Backward compatible with NEO‑7 and NEO‑6 families
NEO-M8
12.2 x 16 x 2.4 mm

Product variants

NEO-M8N

u-blox M8 concurrent GNSS LCC module, TCXO, Flash, SAW, LNA

NEO-M8Q

u-blox M8 concurrent GNSS LCC module, TCXO, ROM, SAW, LNA

NEO-M8M

u-blox M8 concurrent GNSS LCC module, crystal, ROM

Product variantsNEO-M8NNEO-M8QNEO-M8M
GNSS features 
GNSSBeiDou, Galileo, GLONASS, GPS / QZSS
Number of concurrent GNSS3
Concurrent GNSS
OscillatorTCXOCrystal
Antenna 
Pin (active) for external antenna
Pin (passive) for external antenna
Area 
Global
Interfaces 
UART1
USB1
SPI1
DDC (I²C compliant)1
Electrical data 
Minimum supply [V]2.701.65
Maximum supply [V]3.6
Environmental data, quality & reliability 
Maximum temperature [°C]85
Minimum temperature [°C]-40
Size [mm]12.2 x 16 x 2.4
Features 
Programmable flash memory-
Data logging-
Additional SAW-
Additional LNA-
Active antenna / LNA control-
RTC crystal-
Other 
MarketsIndustry, Unmanned Vehicle

Product Summary

NEO-M8 Product Summary

27-Feb-2018

238 KB

Data Sheet

NEO-M8 (FW2) Data Sheet

08-Apr-2016

1.25 MB
NEO-M8 Data Sheet

23-Aug-2016

910 KB

Integration Manual

NEO-8Q / NEO-M8 FW3 Hardware Integration Manual

04-Dec-2017

1.03 MB
NEO-M8 Hardware Integration Manual
1.44 MB

Interface Manual

u-blox 8 / u-blox M8 Receiver Description, Protocol Specification

07-Nov-2018

3.55 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
u-blox 7 to u-blox 8 and u-blox M8 Software Migration Guide

20-Jun-2016

933 KB
u-blox-M8 FW SPG 3.01 Migration Guide

29-Feb-2016

1.88 MB
Power Management Considerations for u-blox 7 / M8 GNSS receivers
1.09 MB
Blueprint B31 Application Note
3.15 MB

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 M8 UDR 1.21 Firmware Release Notes

30-Aug-2018

192 KB
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 M8 Firmware v 2.01 Release Notes

14-Mar-2014

140 KB
u-blox 8/M8 Firmware v 3.01 for Standard Precision GNSS, Release Notes

03-Mar-2017

312 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

Information Note

NEO-M8L data sheets IN

26-Jan-2017

162 KB
NEO-M8T FW and HW changes PCN

04-May-2016

80 KB

Product Change Note

NEO-M8Q, NEO-M8M ROM FW upgrade

15-Jun-2016

69 KB
NEO-M8N FW upgrade and HW modifications

03-Mar-2016

57 KB
PCN: Improved performance with passive antenna
130 KB

Conformity Declaration

NEO-M8N/M8M/M8Q/M8P/M8T and NEO-8Q Declaration of Conformity (RED)

10-Jan-2018

78 KB

Firmware Update

u-blox M8 Firmware v 2.01 - ONLY for Standard Precision GNSS products (NOT for Timing, High Precision or Dead Reckoning)
490 KB
u-blox 8/M8 Firmware v 3.01 - ONLY for Standard Precision GNSS products (NOT for Timing, High Precision or Dead Reckoning)

25-Jan-2016

514 KB

Overview

GNSS product line card

24-Aug-2018

473 KB
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

The NEO‑M8 series of standalone concurrent GNSS modules is built on the exceptional performance of the u‑blox M8 GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS and SBAS) engine in the industry proven NEO form factor. The NEO‑M8 series provides high sensitivity and minimal acquisition times while maintaining low system power. The NEO‑M8M is optimized for cost sensitive applications, while NEO‑M8N and NEO‑M8Q provide best performance and easier RF integration. The NEO form factor allows easy migration from previous NEO generations. Sophisticated RF‑architecture and interference suppression ensure maximum performance even in GNSS‑hostile environments. The NEO‑M8 combines a high level of robustness and integration capability with flexible connectivity options. The future‑proof NEO‑M8N includes an internal Flash that allows simple firmware upgrades for supporting additional GNSS systems. This makes NEO‑M8 perfectly suited to industrial and automotive applications. The DDC (I2C compliant) interface provides connectivity and enables synergies with most u‑blox cellular modules. For RF optimization the NEO‑M8N/Q features an additional front‑end LNA for easier antenna integration and a front‑end SAW filter for increased jamming immunity. 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”.