16 x 16 x 6.45 mm GPS module integrates patch antenna

April 23, 2014 // By Julien Happich
Distributor MSC Technologies is now stocking the L80 module from Quectel, an ultra-compact POT GPS module measuring just 16x16x6.45mm including the integrated patch antenna.

Based on the MTK3339 platform from Mediatek it supports 66 acquisition and 22 tracking channels. The module draws 20 mA in tracking mode, and has input sensitivity of -165 dB in tracking mode and -148 dBm in acquisition mode. It is suited for industrial applications due to its working temperature of -40 to +85 °C.

The EASY Assisted GPS technology available on L80 enables a first rapid localisation and high positioning accuracy even at indoor signal level. Satellite data can be automatically calculated with the ephemeris data from the past 3 days, which are stored in internal flash memory. In order to achieve an optimal balance between positioning accuracy and energy consumption, the ON-/OFF-Time can also be adjusted adaptively by Always Locate technology.

MSC Technologies;  www.msc-technologies.eu