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Automotive grade positioning and connectivity modules

u-blox has announced the expansion of its product offering with automotive qualified product variants added to its range of positioning and cellular wireless connectivity modules. The additions comprise the NEO-M8Q-01A and NEO-M8L-01A, and respectively the SARA-G350-02A and LISA-U201-03A. Manufactured according to the ISO/TS 16949 automotive supply chain quality management standard, the modules have been thoroughly tested with an extended qualification process aimed at achieving the lowest level of failure rates.

The NEO-M8Q-01A and the NEO-M8L-01A positioning modules provide concurrent reception of GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, and Galileo. According to the company, NEO-M8L-01A is able to provide 100 per cent dead reckoning positioning coverage, even in areas of weak signal such as in tunnels or multi-storey car parks. This module is qualified to operate from -40 to +85°C, whereas the NEO-M8Q-01 module can operate from -40 to +105°C.

The SARA-G350-02A is a quad-band GSM/GPRS data and voice connectivity module that is certified for providing global connectivity. The LISA-U201-03A also provides global connectivity with five HSPA bands, with data rates up to 7.2Mbps. Both modules accommodate the automotive operating temperature range of – 40 to + 85°C, have a compact footprint and consume little power, according to the company.



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