Quectel Launches Dead Reckoning GNSS Module at electronica 2018

Quectel has announced the launch of a compact dead reckoning GNSS module at the electronica 2018 in Germany.

As the latest addition to Quectel’s comprehensive GNSS portfolio, the L26-DR is a concurrent multi-GNSS receiver module embedded with a dead reckoning (DR) solution, which greatly improves the positioning accuracy and speed while simplifying customer designs. The DR capability ensures the module delivers accurate positioning, even when the GNSS signal is absent or compromised.

Equipped with 6-axis sensor MEMS and a powerful GNSS core, the module provides high sensitivity, fast GNSS signal acquisition and tracking with low system integration effort. Moreover, it has a built-in LNA that provides improved RF sensitivity and exceptional
acquisition/tracking performances even in weak signal areas.

The L26-DR is able to acquire and track any mix of GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo and QZSS signals, which allows accurate navigation in harsh environments such as urban canyons. Compared with using GPS only, enabling multiple GNSS systems generally increases the number of visible satellites, reduces the time to first fix and improves positioning accuracy, especially when driving in rough urban environments.

Available in an ultra-compact package that measures 12.2 x 16.0 x 2.3 mm, the compact GNSS module also supports other precise positioning technologies, including Differential GPS (RTCM) and SBAS (WAAS/EGNOS/MSAS/GAGAN). The super performance makes L26-DR ideal for automotive and industrial applications.

Engineering samples of Quectel L26-DR will be available in December 2018.

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