u-Blox has announced a low-power Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) with a built-in antenna. The SAM-M10Q GNSS antenna module offers a best-in-class low-power positioning solution. The wide band antenna along with the SAW filter and low-noise amplifier (LNA) architecture offers out-of-band jamming immunity. The M10Q can offer superior position availability with concurrent reception of all four GNSS constellations, including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou. Typical applications include industrial tracking and telematics, automation and monitoring, and small UAVs.
“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 the need for expertise in RF and antenna design,” says JunJun Lu, Senior Product Manager, Product Center Positioning, at u-Blox.
According to the company, the M10 GNSS is a ready-to-use GNSS solution which simplifies integration to any other product simple as it requires no additional components or radio frequency RF expertise, moreover, it enables easy design-in and quick time to market, thus, helping customers to integrate a ready-to-use GNSS solution easily and develop a robust antenna solution.
Featuring an integrated antenna, the module offers product developers the most straightforward pathway to integrate u-Blox M10 GNSS technology into their devices. The integrated wide band in the module along with the low-noise amplifier (LNA) and SAW filter delivers out-of-band jamming immunity and provides superior performance when located near a cellular modem. The compact size measuring just 15.5 x 15.5 x 6.3 mm and simple interface ensure easy integration into small end devices.