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u-blox 6 Dead Reckoning GPS chips

UBX‑G6010‑Sx‑DR is an older generation product. For new designs see:
u-blox M8 3D Dead Reckoning GNSS chips


  • ADR (Automotive Dead Reckoning) technology:
    • 100% coverage, continuous positioning even in tunnels
    • Highly accurate and reliable navigation performance
    • Automatic sensor calibration
  • Pin compatible with u‑blox UBX‑G6010‑SA/ST GPS chips
  • ROM‑based for cost effectiveness
  • Requires no additional sensors
  • Qualified according to AEC‑Q100
  • Manufactured in ISO/TS 16949 certified production sites
6.5 x 8 x 0.85 mm

Product variants


u-blox 6 GPS chip, Dead reckoning, SW sensor interface, QFN56, automotive


u-blox 6 GPS chip, Dead reckoning, QFN56

Product variantsUBX-G6010-SA-DRUBX-G6010-ST-DR
GNSS features 
OscillatorCrystal supported, TCXO supported
Microprocessor on board  
Standalone module
DDC (I²C compliant)1
Electrical data 
Minimum supply [V]1.75
Maximum supply [V]3.6
Environmental data, quality & reliability 
Maximum temperature [°C]85
Minimum temperature [°C]-40
Size [mm] 6.5 x 8 x 0.85
RTC crystal
Active antenna / LNA supply
Timepulse output
Ext. interrupt /wakeup
Programmable flash memory
Additional SAW
Additional LNA
Internal oscillator
Antenna short circuit detect / protect pin
Antenna open circuit detection pin


Product Summary

Integration Manual

Interface Manual

Application Note

White Paper

Driver Guide

Release Notes


User Guide

ADR (Automotive Dead Reckoning) is u‑blox’ industry proven off‑the‑shelf Dead Reckoning solution. u‑blox ADR combines GPS and sensor digital data using a tightly coupled Kalman filter. This improves position accuracy during periods of no or degraded GPS signal. ADR supports a variety of sensors (such as wheel ticks and gyroscope) and receives the sensor data via UBX messages from the application processor. Digital sensor data is available on the vehicle bus. This reduces hardware costs since no extra sensors are required for Dead Reckoning functionality. ADR is designed for simple integration and easy configuration of different sensor options (e.g. DR with or without gyroscope) and vehicle variants, and is completely self‑calibrating. u‑blox ADR is available with UBX‑G6010 single chips, or as an optional FW upgrade with the UBX‑G6000/G0010 chipset. The automotive grade UBX‑G6010‑SA‑DR is intended for tier‑one automotive customers. UBX‑G6010‑SA‑DR and UBX‑G6010‑ST‑DR chips are pin compatible with standard UBX‑G6010 chips. The u‑blox ADR solution consists of four functional elements:

  • Sensors: Various combinations available in cars supported (e.g. gyroscope & speedpulse or differential wheel tick)
  • Vehicle bus: Transmits the digital sensor data
  • Application processor: Converts sensor data to UBX messages
  • ADR chip: Processes GPS and sensor data into position