Swiss introduce u-blox 8 module series with a focus on power usage

u-blox, a global provider in wireless and positioning modules and chips, announced the release of its u-blox 8 module series. It follows the launch in January of the u-blox 8 GPS/GLONASS receiver platform, an update of the u‑blox 7 platform.

The new u-blox 8 module portfolio addresses power sensitive usage, whereas the existing u-blox M8 platform continues to serve applications where navigation performance and highest accuracy are paramount.

The new u-blox 8 modules EVA-8M, NEO-8Q, MAX-8Q and MAX-8C will come after their u-blox 7 predecessors, with which they are pin compatible for easy migration. u-blox 8 offers significant improvements compared to u‑blox 7. The tracking sensitivity has been increased by 4 dB, and is now -166 dBm. New features include geofencing, advanced anti-spoofing and anti-jamming functions. Power consumption is down by 13%, making the modules ideal for applications such as asset tracking, telematics, sports, and wearables.

Sampling quantities will be available in May/June 2016. The modules will be available in volumes in August 2016.

For more information about the new modules, visit the website:
https://www.u-blox.com/en/product/max-8-series
https://www.u-blox.com/en/product/eva-8m
https://www.u-blox.com/en/product/neo-8q

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