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PAM-7Q module

u-blox 7 GPS antenna module

PAM‑7Q module is an older generation product. For new designs see:
SAM-M8Q module
Easy-to-use u-blox M8 GNSS antenna module
Omni-directional u-blox M8 GNSS antenna modules

Highlights

  • Embedded GPS antenna
  • Excellent antenna performance
  • Low power consumption
  • Form‑factor compatible with UP501
  • Easy integration into design

Product variants

PAM-7Q

u-blox GPS Antenna Module, TCXO, SAW, LNA

Product variantsPAM-7Q
GPS-only
GNSS features 
OscillatorTCXO
Antenna 
Internal 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]2.70
Maximum supply [V]3.6
Environmental data, quality & reliability 
Maximum temperature [°C]85
Minimum temperature [°C]-40
Size [mm]22 x 22 x 8
Features 
Additional LNA
Additional SAW
Internal oscillator
RTC crystal

Overview

Product Summary

Data Sheet

Integration Manual

Interface Manual

Application Note

White Paper

Driver Guide

Release Notes

Conformity Declaration

Driver

User Guide

CAD/CAE Libraries

Technical Note

The u‑blox PAM‑7Q patch antenna module has the exceptional performance of the u‑blox 7 GNSS engine and delivers high sensitivity and minimal acquisition times in an industry proven form factor. Incorporating the PAM‑7Q into customer designs is simple and straightforward, thanks to the embedded antenna, low power consumption, simple interface, and sophisticated interference suppression that ensures maximum performance even in GPShostile environments. The 18 x 18 mm patch antenna of PAM‑7Q provides RHCP polarization, which is not achievable with smaller patch antenna elements. The simple design and easy interfacing keeps installation costs to a minimum. PAM‑7Q targets industrial and consumer applications that require small and cost efficient smart antenna solutions. It is form factor compatible with UP501 module, allowing the upgrade of existing designs with minimal effort. PAM‑7Q modules use GPS 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”. PAM‑7Q complies with green / halogen‑free standards.