Telit Introduces Industry’s Smallest GNSS Modules with Integrated Antenna

Telit has introducted new and advanced positioning modules in the SE868xx-Ax family featuring multi-constellation GNSS receivers with a 9 x 9 mm patch antenna. Telit’s SE868Kx-Ax series offers unparalleled performance and is ideal for space constrained applications such as wearables, tracking, telematics, and security. The new integrated antenna modules include advanced features that significantly increase RF sensitivity, allowing for simpler integration without external components.

The new module variants are designed with the same, ultra-compact 11 x 11 mm cavity PCB package as the other modules in the series, with an additional Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) and Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Filter. Footprint compatible with other modules in the family, the SE868Kx-Ax series includes variants with multiple interfaces and a combination of features.

Key Features of the SE868Kx-Ax Series

  • Ultra-compact 11 x 11 mm “cavity” PCB package
  • Standard variant with integrated 9 x 9 x 4 mm SMT antenna
  • Low profile variant with 9 x 9 x 2 mm antenna
  • Additional LNA and SAW filter
  • Real Time Clock (RTC) and Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO)
  • Jamming rejection
  • Pin-to-pin compatibility with other modules in the series
  • Ephemeris file injection (A-GPS)
  • Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) compliant

SE868K3-A/AL: Multi-constellation GNSS variant includes flash memory and a GNSS core

SE868K7-A/AL: GPS variant includes ROM memory and a GPS core

With the different options available in the SE868Kx-Ax series, customers can design once and interchangeably mount the solution most appropriate for the environment. This enables developers to select the right technology for their use case without having to redesign the entire application when they need to transition. These modules should be available in the second quarter of 2017.