Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT


u-blox shrinks GPS receivers

29 April 2009 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

u-blox has packaged its award-winning positioning technology into a 6,5 x 8 x 1,2 mm module called the AMY. Despite its small size, the module is highly integrated and requires only an antenna and external power in order to create a complete GPS receiver solution.

AMY is based on the u-blox 5 positioning engine, to which Frost & Sullivan gave its 2008 Global Award for Product Innovation of the Year in the category of GPS products. This award recognised this technology’s innovation and ability to satisfy the diverse needs of its customers.

Even though an AMY module is only a quarter the size of its predecessor, the NEO series, it offers the same high performance based on the u-blox 5 GPS engine. Highlights include 1 second time to first fix, -160 dBm sensitivity and advanced jamming mitigation techniques. Offering A-GPS (assisted GPS) support, the AMY operates at 1,8 V or 3 V and is available with UART, USB, I²C and SPI interfaces.



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