Quectel Announces Availability of Dual-Band (L1/L5) GNSS Module

Quectel Wireless Solutions has announced volume production and commercial availability of its latest LC79D GNSS module. The LC79D is an L1/L5 high precision module that offers much better performance levels compared to L1 GNSS solutions available in the market today.

Based on Broadcom's BCM47755, the solution offers simultaneous support for L1 and L5 bands for GPS, Galileo and QZSS satellites. It uses the L1 band for GLONASS and BeiDou satellites and the L5 band for IRNSS. The multi-GNSS support, along with integrated LNA and SAW, allows the LC79D to reach accuracies near 1m and has vastly superior performance in deep urban canyons. The combination of industry leading performance, stand alone operation, low power and cost makes it an ideal solution for anyone requiring a higher performing GNSS solution.

Broadcom believes that by utilizing their BCM47755 Dual-Frequency GNSS receiver chip, the LC79D from Quectel is uniquely positioned to be one of the leading solutions for High Precision and IoT markets who can benefit from increased accuracy, low power consumption and increased performance in deep urban canyons. The module’s near 1m accuracy capability, along with low power and cost, makes it a perfect solution for the IoT, tracking, precision agriculture, drone and anyone requiring high precision. In Host Mode, the LC79D can also support dead reckoning focused at the eBike, robotics and autonomous vehicle markets.

The module is available in an ultra-compact 10.1 mm x 9.7 mm package. Samples and Development kits are available now from Quectel.