GPS/QZSS antenna module for space-limited applications

January 10, 2014 // By Julien Happich
The u-blox PAM-7Q GPS antenna module integrates a satellite receiver IC plus all passives and a pre-tuned GPS antenna in a 22 x 22 x 8 mm package. It combines low power consumption with high-sensitivity, sophisticated noise suppression and I2C / UART interfaces.

The unit can be ntegrated into pre-existing designs or soldered with a pin-header to a customised PCB. The simple design and easy interfacing keeps installation costs to a minimum. The 18 x 18 mm patch antenna is designed for optimal antenna performance independent of orientation. High immunity to jamming is achieved through integration of dual SAW filters. PAM-7Q targets industrial and consumer applications that require a small, fast and cost efficient solution to GPS/QZSS positioning. The PAM-7Q module uses GPS/QZSS chips qualified according to AEC-Q100 and are manufactured in ISO/TS 16949 certified sites.