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MSC Technologies presents extremely compact GNSS module from Quectel for industrial applications

(PresseBox) (Stutensee, ) MSC Technologies, a company of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has expanded its product portfolio to include the energy-efficient L76-L GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) module from Quectel. The module features an extremely compact size of 10.1 mm x 9.7 mm x 2.5 mm. In contrast to the predecessor model, the new L76-L has a built-in low-noise amplifier (LNA) with GNSS receiver. The LNA offers high RF-sensitivity as well as high acquisition and tracking capabilities – even in an environment with weak signal reception. This has the advantage that passive antennas, instead of special LNA antennas, can be used in the device.

The L76-L is based on the MediaTek MT3333 chipset and supports Multi-GNSS with GPS, GLONASS, QZSS and in the future Galileo. The GNSS module utilizes 33 tracking channels, 99 acquisition channels and 210 PRN channels. The acquisition sensitivity is -149 dBm and tracking sensitivity is specified at -167 dBm. Thanks to the advanced AGPS technology called EASY™ (Embedded Assist System), the hot start time of the first position detection is less than one second and a cold start time of less than 15 seconds. The AlwaysLocate™ technology implemented in the L76-L ensures low power consumption despite high positioning accuracy. Thanks to the embedded logger function called LOCUS, position information can be stored in an internal flash memory with a time interval of 15 seconds. The memory capacity is sufficient for more than 16 hours measurement period.

In addition to UART interface, among other things, an I²C interface for the NMEA port is available.

Thanks to its good performance and high energy efficiency, the L76-L GNSS module is suitable for a wide variety of industrial, automotive, security and consumer machine-to-machine (M2M) applications as well as for use in mobile computer systems for the industrial environment. The module is specified for the extended operating temperature range from -40 °C to +85 °C.


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MSC Technologies, a company of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), specialises in intelligent embedded and display solutions for a range of different industrial applications. MSC Technologies, based in Stutensee, Germany, represents well-known manufacturers of TFT, touch and passive displays and offers customer-specific display solutions based on in-house technologies. In the embedded sector, MSC Technologies has many years of development and production expertise that ranges from COM Express and Qseven modules through to complete systems. It also provides wireless, storage and lighting solutions. With its consulting competence and full-service offering, MSC Technologies secures a competitive advantage for its customers with premium-quality solutions and long-term availability. The solution provider’s business focuses on Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Spain and Eastern Europe.
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