Ultra-Compact GNSS Receiver Module with Integrated Antenna

u-blox has introduced a new ultra-compact GNSS receiver with integrated antenna. The SAM-M8Q is housed in a tiny 15.5 x 15.5 x 6.3 mm package that can be easily embedded in small devices that require location information, such as asset tracking and telematics systems, and generic automotive after-market applications. This module will speed time to market for system developers of GNSS applications who have limited experience in RF and antenna design.

The combination of an integrated wide-band antenna along with the module’s SAW filter and low-noise amplifier (LNA) architecture ensures that the SAM-M8Q receiver delivers robust performance in the presence of high frequency signals from other electronic equipment, such as cellular modems, which can cause interference. By using the latest u-blox M8 multi-GNSS receiver technology, the module is able to offer simultaneous reception of GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo satellite signals.

Samples of the SAM-M8Q will be available in mid-January 2017. The modules will be in full production in mid-February 2017.