World's smallest standalone positioning module, u-blox EVA-M8M, delivers cost effective multi-GNSS performance
Ultra-compact GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, QZSS module achieves lowest system costs
Designed for cost and space sensitive applications, the highly integrated 7 x 7 x 1.1 mm LGA module comprises all necessary components, including crystal and passives. EVA-M8M requires only an external antenna to provide an accurate position without the need for host integration. Components have been selected for reliable operation in the field over the full operating temperature range. The module is also compatible with the popular EVA-7M GPS module. This allows easy upgrading of existing designs at minimal cost.
The module supports US GPS, Russian GLONASS, Chinese BeiDou, Japanese QZSS, plus SBAS augmentation systems. Based on proven u‑blox M8 performance, the module achieves -164 dBm tracking sensitivity, fast acquisition time and low power consumption. EVA-M8M can track any two GNSS systems simultaneously and output a GNSS position up to 18 Hz.
"The EVA-M8M sets a new industry benchmark for compact, stand-alone global positioning performance. The module has been designed for the absolute lowest eBOM costs and ease-of-manufacturing. It is a perfect solution for cost-sensitive industrial and wearable devices," said Thomas Nigg, VP Product Strategy at u-blox.
A UART, USB, SPI and I2C interface provide flexible connections to a host processor. EVA-M8M can also communicate directly with u‑blox' SARA 2G, LISA 3G and TOBY 4G cellular modules to support advanced tracking and location-aware products.
Detailed information about the EVA-M8M can be found on the u-blox website. Samples are available now. For samples and evaluation kit EVK-M8EVA, contact the u-blox office nearest you, or visit u-blox at electronica 2014, Hall A4, Stand 219 in Munich during Nov. 11-14.
For existing designs using a NEO module, the C88-M8M adaptor board can be used for easy evaluation of the EVA-M8M in existing NEO-xM designs.
Swiss-based u-blox (SIX:UBXN) is a leading provider of wireless and positioning semiconductors and modules for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets. Our solutions enable people, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and wirelessly communicate via voice, text or video. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules and software solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to allow OEMs to develop innovative solutions that enable mobility quickly and cost-effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, u blox is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia and the USA.
Press releases you might also be interested in
Weitere Informationen zum Thema "Hardware":
Der Supercomputer QPACE3 ist dem Urknall auf der Spur
Den Superrechner „QPACE3“ verwenden die Universitäten Regensburg und Wuppertal sowie das Jülich Supercomputing Centre im Rahmen des Sonderforschungsbereiches SFB/TRR-55 für numerische Simulationen, etwa in der Quanten-Chromodynamik. Ziel ist es unter anderem, den Zustand des Universums kurz nach dem Urknall zu verstehen. Das Herzstück ist ein Cluster aus „Fujitsu Primergy“-Servern.Weiterlesen