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New GPS/GLONASS chip

Swiss company u-blox has introduced a receiver chip that supports GPS and GLONASS as well as Japan's QZSS.

The MAX-M5Q chip also supports GPS/GLONASS parallel operation - giving an effective constellation of over 50 satellites, leading to enhanced positioning speed and accuracy.

Designed for rugged environments and a wide temperature range, MAX-M5Q is claimed to be ideal for industrial machine-to-machine (M2M) applications and emergency call systems - and it works well in poor GNSS satellite visibility conditions as well as at high latitude.

Additional features include autonomous assisted A-GPS, which claims to reduce warm start time-to-first-fix (TTFF) by up to 90%, and an embedded data logger which can store location information to internal Flash memory for up to 16 hours at 15 second intervals.

Dimensions of the chip are 9.7 x 10.1 x 2.5 mm.

Details from u-blox below.

  • 27 May 2013
  • R and D

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