Positioning module offers parallel GPS and GLONASS navigation

May 27, 2013 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Wireless modules vendor u-blox introduces the surface-mount MAX-M5Q, a compact satellite positioning module that supports US GPS, Russian GLONASS as well as Japanese QZSS satellite GNSS systems. High-performance GPS/GLONASS parallel operation is also supported to enhance positioning speed and accuracy.

Designed for use in rugged environments and wide temperature range, MAX-M5Q is an ideal positioning solution for industrial machine-to-machine (M2M) applications as well as Russia's ERA-GLONASS emergency call system. MAX-M5Q enhances positioning in poor GNSS satellite visibility conditions as well as in high latitude and polar regions.
According to the vendor, the module is able to track all 50 US and Russian satellites.

With dimensions of only 9.7 x 10.1 x 2.5 mm, MAX-M5Q is the newest member of u-blox’ industry-standard compact MAX GNSS LCC module series. Additional features include autonomous A-GPS that reduces warm start TTFF by as much as 90%, and an embedded data logger which can store location information to internal Flash memory for up to 16 hours at 15 second intervals.


For more information visit www.u-blox.com