Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT


GPS module with embedded antenna

19 February 2014 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

The L80 from Quectel is a GPS module measuring 15 x 15 x 4 mm with an embedded patch antenna and low-noise amplifier (LNA) bringing the performance of the MTK positioning engine to industrial applications. It is able to achieve high sensitivity, accuracy and time to first fix (TTFF) with low power consumption.

With 66 search channels and 22 simultaneous tracking channels, the device acquires and tracks satellites in short time even at indoor signal levels. Embedded Flash memory provides capacity for users to store useful navigation data and allows for future updates.

The L80 combines advanced features, such as EASY, AIC, LOCUS, AlwaysLocate and Antenna Advisor. These features are beneficial to accelerate TTFF, improve sensitivity, save consumption and detect antenna status for GPS systems. The module supports various location, navigation and industrial applications including autonomous GPS, SBAS (including WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS and GAGAN), QZSS and AGPS.

The embedded patch antenna and LNA simplify design effort and lower cost, while an automatic antenna switching function can achieve switching between an external active antenna and the internal patch antenna, as well as supporting external active antenna detection and short circuit protection.

For more information contact Willem Arnold, ICORP Group, +27 (0)11 781 2029, [email protected], www.icorpgroup.co.za



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