Thalwil, Switzerlandu-blox AG has launched a pair of GPS modules called u-blox 5 that is based on its fifth generation positioning engine.
When the blox-5 chip and module are coupled with the company's AssistNow A-GPS service, they are capable of acquiring satellites in less than one second, according to the company.
The module is housed in the industry standard LEA form factor for several applications, including automotive, consumer and industrial.
u-blox 5 modules employ a 50-channel GPS architecture with more than 1 million correlators and separate acquisition and tracking engines, capable of massively parallel searches. The LEA-5 modules deliver a -160 dBm
acquisition and tracking sensitivity.
The LEA-5 GPS module series is lead free and has an industrial temperature
range of -40°C to 85°C. Its small form factor and SMT pads allow for fully automatic assembly processes with standard pick-and-place equipment and reflow soldering, enabling cost-efficient, high-volume production.
The LEA-5H GPS module comes with flash EPROM that enables easy firmware upgrades and set-up configuration saving options. The ROM-based LEA-5S offers further cost efficiencies. Both modules feature u-blox' OMA SUPL compliant A-GPS interface and support AssistNow Online and AssistNow Offline A-GPS services.
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