u-blox, a leading global provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies and services has announced the u-blox SAM-M10Q antenna module, offering a best-in-class low-power positioning solution. Featuring an integrated antenna, the module offers product developers the easiest pathway to integrate u-blox M10 GNSS technology (Max M10 | UBX-M10059-KB) into their devices. Typical applications include industrial tracking and telematics, automation and monitoring, and small UAVs.
Robust performance with low power consumption
At the heart of the SAM-M10Q is the ultra-low-power u-blox M10 GNSS positioning engine, offering maximum position availability with concurrent reception of all four GNSS constellations (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou). As a result, users benefit from higher positioning accuracy and a faster position fix, even in weak signal environments such as urban canyons.
The module’s integrated wide-band antenna along with its SAW filter and low-noise amplifier (LNA) architecture delivers proven superior out-of-band jamming immunity, providing robust performance when located near a cellular modem – a common issue in asset tracking and telematics devices.
Easiest design-in and integration
As a ready-to-use GNSS solution requiring no external components or radio frequency (RF) expertise, the SAM-M10Q enables easy design-in and quick time to market, helping customers who need a ready-to-use GNSS solution and depend on external RF expertise and resources to develop a robust antenna solution. Pin-to-pin compatibility with the u-blox’s previous antenna module, the SAM-M8Q, makes it easy for existing customers to upgrade their products to benefit from the advanced u-blox M10 GNSS technology.
Designed as a surface-mount device, SAM-M10Q allows for efficient product assembly by enabling automated manufacturing processes. The antenna module’s compact size (15.5 x 15.5 x 6.3 mm) and simple interface, ensure easy integration into small end devices.
A high-performance, turnkey GNSS solution
“With its built-in antenna, low power technology, and concurrent reception of all 4 GNSS constellations, the SAM-M10Q antenna module expands the existing u-blox M10 GNSS product portfolio, offering an excellent turnkey GNSS solution without need for expertise in RF and antenna design,” says JunJun Lu, Senior Product Manager, Product Center Positioning, at u-blox.
Engineering samples of the SAM-M10Q antenna module will be available in August 2022.
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