These GNSS Modules Simplify Integration of Satellite Navigation into Products

Manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components, Würth Elektronik has launched Elara (Elara-I and Elara-II) and Erinome (Erinome-I and Erinome-II) product families of GNSS modules which represent some of the smallest GNSS modules on the market - both with and without an integrated antenna. For sophisticated navigation tasks, the Erinome Series uses GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou global navigation satellite systems at top speed. Elara modules are dedicated to mobile applications with the smallest space requirements while Erinome modules are designed for responsive navigation and difficult conditions.

All four modules can be operated in low-power mode and offer I²C in addition to the usual UART interface. With tools like the Würth Elektronik Navigation Satellite Software (WENSS) and the evaluation board, developers who are integrating satellite navigation into their product for the first time will be able to quickly achieve optimum results. Tracking of containers, navigation by agricultural machines or drones, fleet management, cartography, geotagging of cameras, monitoring of animal transports, referencing for international time synchronization - the most diverse requirements of position-based applications can be met with the GNSS modules from Würth Elektronik.  

For Mobile Applications with Smallest Space Requirements

Elara-I and Elara-II are particularly space-saving modules for applications where positioning by GPS and GLONASS is sufficient. Elara-I, measuring only 10 x 10 x 5.9 mm, has an integrated antenna with high rf sensitivity. Elara-II, measuring 4.1 x 4.1 x 2.2 mm, is one of the smallest GNSS modules on the market for PCB designs with external antenna. Both modules are optimized for battery operation and quickly achieve a localization accuracy within 1.5 m during operation.

For Responsive Navigation and Difficult Conditions

If current position data is permanently requested and/or temporary overshadowing is to be expected, Erinome-I and Erinome-II are recommended. In addition to the American and Russian satellites, these also target the European and Chinese satellites. They provide updated data up to 10 times per second. Erinome-I (18 x 18 x 6.4 mm) is the version with an integrated antenna, Erinome-II (7 x 7 x 1.6 mm) the version with an antenna pad.

All GNSS modules from Würth Elektronik are designed for the industrial temperature range from -40 °C up to +85 °C. They can be ordered from stock at any time without a minimum order quantity.