Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT


Miniaturised GPS module

9 June 2010 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Fastrax has introduced the Fastrax IT520, the smallest GPS receiver in Fastrax’s IT500 series of GPS modules. The IT520 features a form factor of only 10,4 x 14,0 x 2,3 mm, allowing for easy utilisation in a variety of applications, including asset tracking and navigation systems, and battery operated consumer products.

The receiver provides the same features and performance as the widely used IT500, packed into a miniature form factor – the new module occupies 50% less space than its predecessor, allowing for inclusion into tiny casings. With the optional built-in USB 2.0 interface, the IT520 is well suited for GPS mouse and Mini PCI card applications.

In addition, Fastrax introduced the UP501 GPS module with an integrated antenna. The updated and improved version of the UP500 is footprint and pin compatible with its predecessor. The module is now based on the same Mediatek MT3329 GPS chipset as the IT520 and the IT500. All these modules have 66 acquisition channels and 22 tracking channels, and feature -148 dBm cold-start sensitivity and -165 dBm navigation sensitivity.

The UP501 is electrically and mechanically compatible with the UP500, making upgrading easy for designers. The UP501 is also available with optional onboard battery backup and RS232 connectivity.



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