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NEO-M8U module

u-blox M8 UDR module including 3D inertial sensors

World’s first untethered dead reckoning GNSS solution

  • Independent of any electrical connection to the car
  • Positioning accuracy in dense cities and covered areas
  • Complete positioning solution with integrated 3D sensors
  • Compatible with all modules of the NEO family
  • Real‑time positioning update rate of up to 20 Hz
NEO-M8U module
12.2 x 16 x 2.4 mm

Product variants

NEO-M8U

u-blox M8 GNSS LCC module with Untethered
Dead Reckoning and onboard sensors

Product variantsNEO-M8U
GNSS features 
GNSSBeiDou, Galileo, GLONASS, GPS / QZSS
Number of concurrent GNSS3
Concurrent GNSS
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]12.2 x 16 x 2.4
Features 
Programmable flash memory
RTC crystal
Built-in sensor
Data logging
Other 
MarketsAutomotive & Transport, Industry

Overview

Product Summary

Data Sheet

Integration Manual

Interface Manual

Application Note

White Paper

Driver Guide

Release Notes

Conformity Declaration

Driver

User Guide

Technical Note

See the C93‑M8E application example, which in addition to the evaluation kit can be used to evaluate Untethered Dead Reckoning functionality.

The NEO‑M8U module introduces u‑blox’s Untethered Dead Reckoning (UDR) technology, which provides continuous navigation without requiring speed information from the vehicle. This innovative technology brings the benefits of dead reckoning to installations previously restricted to using GNSS alone and significantly reduces the cost of installation for after‑market dead reckoning applications.
The strength of UDR is particularly apparent under poor signal conditions, where it brings continuous positioning in urban environments, even to devices with antennas installed within the vehicle. Useful positioning performance is also available during complete signal loss, for example in parking garages and short tunnels. With UDR, positioning starts as soon as power is applied to the module, before the first GNSS fix is available.
The NEO‑M8U may be installed in any position within the vehicle without configuration. In addition to its freedom from any electrical connection to the vehicle, the on‑board accelerometer and gyroscope sensors result in a fully self‑contained solution, perfect for rapid product development with reliable and consistent performance.
The intelligent combination of GNSS and sensor measurements enables accurate, real‑time positioning at rates up to 20 Hz, as needed for smooth and responsive interactive applications. Native high rate sensor data is made available to host applications such as driving behaviour analysis or accident reconstruction.
The NEO‑M8U includes u‑blox’s latest generation GNSS receiver, which adds Galileo to the multi‑constellation reception that already includes GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and QZSS. The module provides high sensitivity and fast GNSS signal
acquisition and tracking. UART, USB, DDC (I2C compliant) and SPI interface options provide flexible connectivity and enable simple integration with most u‑blox cellular modules.
u‑blox M8 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”.