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u-blox NEO-M8P

Centimeter-Level precise positioning from u-blox

Small, affordable and easy-to-integrate high-precision module

u-blox neo-m8p

NEO-M8P
u-blox M8 high precision GNSS modules

Highlights

-Centimeter‑level GNSS positioning for the mass market
-Integrated Real Time Kinematics (RTK) for fast time‑to‑market
-Smallest, lightest, and energy‑efficient RTK module
-Complete and versatile solution due to base and rover variants
-World‑leading GNSS positioning technology

The NEO-M8P is ideal for applications requiring vehicles to move faster and more accurately, operate without physical boundaries (e.g. wires or fences), and automatically return to base station platforms. Such applications include UAV, unmanned vehicles (e.g. robotic lawn mowers), and Precision Agriculture guidance. The NEO-M8P module enables the system integrator to access u-blox’s complete end-to-end RTK solution including the stationary “survey-in” functionality that is designed to reduce the setup time and increase the flexibility of the application.

NEO-M8P modules are compatible with a wide range of communication technologies (Cellular, WiFi, BlueTooth, UHF) enabling the user to select the communication link best suited to their application. With u-blox’s RTK technology, integration and software development efforts can be reduced, ensuring a minimal cost of ownership. u-blox M8 modules use GNSS chips qualified according to AEC-Q100, are manufactured in ISO/TS 16949 certified sites, and fully tested on a system level. Qualification tests are performed as stipulated in the ISO16750 standard: “Road vehicles – Environmental conditions and testing for electrical and electronic equipment”.

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u-blox NEO‑M8P

u-blox brings centimeter-level precision GNSS technology to the mass market

The NEO‑M8P offers high precision technology in small design for applications such as unmanned vehicles and robotic guidance systems

Thalwil, Switzerland – February 15, 2016 – u‑blox (SIX:UBXN), a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips, launched today the NEO‑M8P GNSS receiver modules delivering high performance down to centimeter‑level accuracy.

Measuring merely 12.2 x 16 x 2.4 mm, NEO‑M8P is the smallest high precision GNSS RTK (real time kinematic) module available on the market based on GPS and GLONASS satellite‑based navigation systems. The rover with the u‑blox NEO‑M8P­‑0 receives corrections from the u‑blox base receiver NEO‑M8P‑2 via a communication link that uses the RTCM (Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services) protocol, enabling centimeter‑level positioning accuracy. The RTK algorithms are pre‑integrated into the module. As a result, the size and weight are significantly reduced, and power consumption is five times lower than existing solutions, thus cutting costs and improving usability dramatically. Customers can further reduce their R&D efforts, as they do not have to spend significant resources and time to develop an in‑house RTK solution on a separate microprocessor system.

 

RTK technologies have been used for some time in low‑volume niche markets, such as surveying and construction. Due to high costs and complexity, this enhanced positioning technology has been inaccessible for most other uses. Emerging high volume markets, such as unmanned vehicles, require high precision performance that is energy‑efficient and low in costs. Other application areas include agriculture and robotic guidance systems, such as tractors or robotic lawnmowers. The u‑blox NEO‑M8P answers these demands for a small‑sized, highly cost‑effective, and very precise RTK‑based module solution.

 

“NEO‑M8P lowers the barriers for innovative companies looking to develop equipment that needs centimeter‑level accuracy in many markets and applications, such as UAVs,” said Daniel Ammann, Executive Director Positioning and Co‑Founder of u‑blox. “Today, most solutions are based on board‑level receiver products. NEO‑M8P delivers performance that is simply a level above competitive offerings in terms of size and low‑power consumption, thereby providing easy integration into customers’ existing product platforms, as well as a significant saving in their cost of goods.”

 

u‑blox NEO‑M8P is available for sampling now and will be shipping in volumes in Q3’ 2016.

 

For more information visit the website.

 

NEO‑M8P will be displayed at the u‑blox booth (Hall 5: 5‑158) of Embedded World.

About u‑blox

Swiss u‑blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global leader in wireless and positioning semiconductors and modules for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets. Our solutions enable people, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules and software solutions, u‑blox is uniquely positioned to empower OEMs to develop innovative solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost‑effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, u‑blox is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia and the USA. (www.u‑blox.com)