Thalwil, Switzerland – April 27, 2016 – u-blox, a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips, announces the release of its u-blox 8 module series. It follows the launch in January of the u-blox 8 GPS/GLONASS receiver platform, an update of the u‑blox 7 platform. The new u-blox 8 module portfolio addresses power sensitive usage, whereas the existing u-blox M8 platform continues to serve applications where navigation performance and highest accuracy are paramount.
The new u-blox 8 modules EVA-8M, NEO-8Q, MAX-8Q and MAX-8C will come after their u-blox 7 predecessors, with which they are pin compatible for easy migration. u-blox 8 offers significant improvements compared to u‑blox 7. The tracking sensitivity has been increased by 4 dB, and is now -166 dBm. New features include geofencing, advanced anti-spoofing and anti-jamming functions. Power consumption is down by 13%, making the modules ideal for applications such as asset tracking, telematics, sports, and wearables.
Sampling quantities will be available in May/June 2016. The modules will be available in volumes in August 2016.
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Swiss u-blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global leader in wireless and positioning semiconductors and modules for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets. u-blox 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.