OriginGPS new products adds MediaTek functionality for high performance, small size and rapid update rate in wearables
OriginGPS has announced the launch of a new family of products, the first of which is the ORG1510-MK, the world’s smallest fully integrated multi-GNSS (GPS, Glonass and BeiDou) module. The miniature low-power architecture supports an update rate of up to 10Hz and contains onboard flash, making it the perfect GNSS component for devices that require fully-featured components with small footprints, such as UAVs designed to follow action sports and other fast-moving activities or wearables.
The ORG1510-MK contains the MediaTek MT3333 chip, which supports the fastest update position calculation rate of all leading modules. The chip also contains an onboard flash memory that does not erase when power is off. It consumes very little power with the use of both standby mode and backup mode, and, in advanced applications, a periodic mode that can turn the device on and off when in backup or standby.
Gal Jacobi, CEO of OriginGPS, said: “The inclusion of MediaTek has enabled the creation of the most powerful GPS module on the market. The ORG1510-MK’s tremendously fast update rate, low power consumption, miniature size and reliable accuracy makes it possible to track life’s most exciting and fast-paced activities without delay, battery drain, or clunky devices. It will be a meaningful engine of growth for OriginGPS in Asia Pacific and globally.”
Several key features of the New Multi Micro Hornet include:
- Rapid update rate and superior memory – The Multi Micro Hornet boasts an update rate of up to 10Hz and onboard flash, supporting a significantly higher accuracy than the standard update rate of 1Hz and low power consumption due to the module’s ability to store hours of data.
- Smallest size, highest performance – Despite the Multi Micro Hornet’s tiny size of 10×10 mm and height of 6.1 mm, the module offers superior sensitivity and outstanding performance, achieving rapid Time To First Fix (TTFF) of less than one second, accuracy within as little as one meter, and sensitivity at an industry leading -165dBm two constellations simultaneously.
- High sensitivity and noise immunity – The ORG1510-MK continues to leverage OriginGPS’ patented and proprietary Noise Free Zone NFZ™ technology to ensure high sensitivity and noise immunity even under marginal signal conditions.
- Continuous connectivity with minimal power consumption – The low power consumption modes aided by MediaTek include a standby mode, during which the RF and baseband enter low power mode, and backup mode, during which the internal PMU turns off and only keeps the VRTC domain alive. For advanced applications, the module can periodically turn its operation on and off when in backup or standby mode.
- An intelligent design that shortens time to market – The Hornet family of GPS / GNSS antenna modules integrates a GNSS receiver and patch antenna in a single module. As a cornerstone of the OriginGPS portfolio, the ORG1510-MK pin-to-pin compatibility with the Micro and Nano Hornet modules ensures a seamless migration from GPS to GNSS and gives developers the ability to create new product offerings in the shortest time to market while minimizing costly design risks. Developers can simply connect it to a power source on a single layer PCB to begin integrating it into their designs.
“MT3333 was the world’s first 5-in-1 multi-constellation Global Navigation Satellite System chipset. It features excellent signal acquisition performance and tracking sensitivity, combined with superior noise immunity. With the lowest power consumption in the industry, our highly integrated multi-GNSS solution, together with OriginGPS’s Noise-Free Zone System, will enable ultra-compact designs for a wide range of applications, such as wearables and the Internet of Things,” said Chet Babla, senior director, corporate sales EMEA at MediaTek.
Additionally, the ORG1510-MK module combines OriginGPS’ proprietary low-profile GNSS antenna with a dual-stage LNA, RF LDO, SAW filter, TCXO, RTC crystal and RF shield.