Ultra-slim, GNSS Module with Smart Antennas for Wearables & Personal Trackers

Telit has introducted new, ultra-slim family of GNSS receiver modules with smart antennas. The SL876Q5-A module simplifies the development process and delivers superior performance for wearables, personal trackers, and other battery-dependent applications. These fully integrated modules include a comprehensive feature set that eliminates the need for additional components, making them ideal for IoT projects with size, cost, and time constraints.

The SL876Q5-A module can be used for GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, QZSS, Galileo, A-GNSS. It combines an omni-directional low profile embedded antenna and an internal RF switch. This combination is well suited for applications needing two antennas, such as personal trackers and alarms, which must be equipped with a main and a backup antenna when the signal becomes compromised. It also includes best-in-class features such as an additional Low Noise Amplifier (LNA), Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) filter, and efficient power management technology in an ultra-slim Leadless Chip Carrier (LCC) package. The inclusion of several low power modes reduces total power consumption while maintaining position accuracy, which extends battery life - a critical requirement for wearables, personal trackers, and other battery-dependent applications.

Easing the burden for developers with little or no RF design experience, the SL876Q5-A is compliant with regulatory and industry standards specifications.

Key Features:

Full GNSS for Exceptional Coverage

  • Quad-GNSS: GPS/ QZSS and GLONASS or BeiDou and it is Galileo ready
  • A-GNSS:  Onboard generation and server-generated file injection that can be stored into the embedded flash memory

Superior Performance

  • Omni-directional antenna design delivers industry-leading performance in sensitivity, tracking performance, and accuracy
  • MEMS wakeup feature offers lowest power consumption  
  • Built in LNA for improved sensitivity

Industry-Leading Features

  • Ultra-slim design
  • 11 x 11.9 x 2.3 mm LCC package for space constrained devices
  • Flash memory enables firmware upgrades, customization, and AGPS file storage, which is ideal for battery-dependent devices

The SL876Q5-A module will be available in the second quarter of 2017.