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Compact antenna module simplifies global positioning

14 Jan 2014

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PAM-7Q, a GPS/QZSS antenna module developed by u-blox, eases PCB assembly with its integrated passives and satellite receiver IC. Encased in a 22mm x 22mm x 8mm package, the 18mm x 18mm antenna reduces the number of necessary components in global positioning equipment.

U-blox's PAM-7Q GPS/QZSS antenna module combines low power consumption with high-sensitivity, sophisticated noise suppression and I2C / UART interfaces. The product can be easily integrated into pre-existing designs or soldered with a pin-header to a customised PCB. The simple design and easy interfacing keeps installation costs to a minimum. The 18 x 18 mm patch antenna is designed for optimal antenna performance independent of orientation. High immunity to jamming is achieved through integration of dual SAW filters. PAM-7Q targets industrial and consumer applications that require a small, fast and cost efficient solution to GPS/QZSS positioning.

The PAM-7Q module uses GPS/QZSS chips qualified according to AEC-Q100 and are manufactured in ISO/TS 16949 certified sites. Qualification tests are performed as stipulated in the ISO16750 standard. The module is form-factor compatible with its predecessor, the UP501.

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