Our passion to deliver high‑performance, small‑profile, low power, and cost‑effective embedded satellite positioning and wireless communication solutions to our customers. Whether for professional M2M applications such as fleet management or asset tracking, vehicle services such as eCall, anti‑theft systems and road pricing, or consumer products such as tablets and cameras, u‑blox has the right technology to deliver the sensitivity, connectivity, noise immunity, and low‑power required by today’s and tomorrow’s demanding applications.
Highlights of our technological advantages are:
Automotive Dead Reckoning:
As ever more systems (e.g. car navigation, road pricing, fleet management, emergency services, etc.) depend on reliable, uninterrupted positioning and navigation, “Dead Reckoning” GNSS, the ability to calculate a position when satellites signals are blocked or impeded is becoming increasingly important.
u‑blox’s globally available online assisted GPS (A‑GPS) service enables u‑blox’s GPS receivers to compute a position within seconds, even under very poor signal conditions.
Bluetooth is a short range wireless technology that operates in the unlicensed Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) 2.4 GHz radio frequency band.
Combined wireless and positioning:
By offering embedded semiconductors, software, services and reference designs that support combined wireless and GPS/GNSS applications, u‑blox delivers complete solutions for a wide new range of location based services that capitalize on the convergence of 2G and 3G wireless technologies with satellite positioning.
eCall / ERA‑GLONASS:
eCall and ERA‑GLONASS are a European, respectively Russian initiative to combine mobile communications and satellite positioning to provide rapid assistance to motorists in the event of a collision. u‑blox provides verified wireless modem and satellite receiver components and test environments to support development of in‑vehicle emergency call systems for Europe and Russia.
High precision positioning:
Used for mapping, agricultural, marine construction, open‑sky warehouse management and location‑based recreational applications.
RTK high precision positioning - NEO‑M8P uses RTK technology
Precise Point Positioning - NEO‑7P uses PPP technology
Narrow Band IoT:
Narrow Band IoT (NB‑IoT) is a new technology that will extend the Internet of Things (IoT) by making it more efficient to connect objects to the internet which are in areas hard to reach by mobile connectivity or that require a long battery life. It is using LPWA technology in a licensed spectrum, enabling deployment over existing mobile networks.
u‑blox adheres to a core module design philosophy: maintain form factor, layout and software continuity to allow customers to easily upgrade their products with each new generation of u‑blox global positioning or wireless modules.
u‑blox’s GPS clock synchronization technology allows globally distributed computer and telecom systems to synchronize their clocks accurately, continuously and cost‑effectively.
Manufacturers of portable applications, such as smart wearable watches or trackers, have struggled to find the best balance between size and positioning performance in their products. The resulting products are not small enough and not accurate enough, which has led to a lower‑than‑expected adoption rate.
With the launch of the new u‑blox M8 semiconductor platform, u‑blox once again establishes its leadership in embedded global satellite positioning. Combining advanced chip technology, sophisticated software algorithms, true concurrent GNSS satellite reception and multi GNSS aiding services, u‑blox M8 sets the new benchmark for navigation and positioning.
Untethered Dead Reckoning:
Untethered Dead Reckoning (UDR) technology blends GNSS location information with motion sensor data to deliver positional information accuracy that was previously unheard of for GNSS only applications. The technology provides better navigation and positioning in cases of weak or reflected signals or short signal loss, as well as delivers an immediate position fix from switch on. UDR offers not only a better user experience but provides the foundation for enabling a whole new range of business services.
Wi‑Fi (IEEE 802.11) is a short range wireless technology that enables data exchange or internet connectivity over the unlicensed 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands.