u-blox Introduces its Smallest Automotive Grade GNSS Module with an Extended Operating Temperature Range

u-blox has released a new automotive grade GNSS module that offers an extended operating temperature range from – 40°C to 105°C. The MAX-M8Q-01A is one of the smallest GNSS modules available in the market today. It measures 9.7 x 10.1 x 2.5 mm.

With over a decade of experience working with the automotive industry, u-blox has positioned itself as a leading provider of GNSS technology for the growing automotive market. The automotive grade MAX-M8Q is the company’s third automotive grade GNSS module to date, alongside the NEO-M8Q-01A and NEO-M8L-03A modules, further enlarging the automotive positioning product offer.

The MAX-M8Q-01A is designed to meet the stringent requirements of the automotive market, providing superior positioning accuracy even in challenging environments such as urban canyons. Its extended temperature range ensures reliable performance even in harsh environments, e.g. when mounted in a car-roof antenna. Produced in adherence to the u-blox 0 ppm program, which aims to bring down product failures rates to zero and consistently achieve high production quality, the module is delivered with the automotive industry’s standard PPAP documentation to ensure compliance with customer requirements.

The module offers product developers a reduction in design and qualification time and effort, shortening the time-to-market and considerably reducing risks for new product development.

Product developers will be able to get their hands on initial samples of MAX-M8Q-01A by mid-December 2017.