Linx Technologies has announced the launch of its GM Series Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver module, an autonomous, high-performance GNSS receiver designed for navigation, asset tracking and positioning applications. Based on the MediaTek chipset, it can simultaneously acquire and track several satellite constellations. These include the United States GPS system, Europe’s GALILEO, Russia’s GLONASS and Japan’s QZSS.
The GNSS receiver module provides exceptional sensitivity, even in dense foliage or urban canyons. Hybrid ephemeris prediction can be used to achieve cold start times of less than 15 seconds. By combining this feature with the module’s very low power consumption, battery life is maximized in battery-powered systems.
With an output of standard NMEA data, the GM Series receiver is completely self-contained and only requires an antenna. It powers up and outputs position data without any software set-up or configuration, making the GM Series easy to integrate, even by engineers without previous RF or GNSS experience. However, if technical support is needed, our knowledgeable team of engineers can provide guidance.
The GM Series module operates at a low 16mA tracking supply current. This is less than half the supply current of competitive modules.
In addition, the available GPS Master Development System connects a GM Series Evaluation Module to a prototyping board with a color display that shows coordinates, speedometer and compass for mobile evaluation. A USB interface allows simple viewing of satellite data and Internet mapping, as well as custom software application development.