Miniature GPS receiver features 3D embedded technology

October 09, 2012 // By Nick Flaherty
Telit Wireless Solutions has introduced its Jupiter SE880 ultra-compact GPS receiver module for applications in the commercial, industrial, and consumer segments including wearable and handheld devices.

The miniature 4.7- x 4.7-mm LGA (Land Grid Array), SiRFstarIV-based receiver module employs leading 3-D component embedding technology to achieve best-in-class performance in all dimensions critical for regular or size-constrained GPS applications with sensitivity of -148 dB.

The Jupiter SE880 includes all components necessary for a fully functioning receiver design requiring only a 32 KHz external crystal for its time-base and TCXO to complete the design, along with antenna, power and data connections adequate to the integrator’s needs. Jupiter SE880 is a single-constellation GPS product enhanced for maximum sensitivity which makes it capable of class-unique achievements such as a one-satellite acquisition of UTC (typically 4 are required); fix acquisition with minimal sky-visibility – indoors, garages, urban canyons, etc.; and much lower TTFF under standard operating conditions (as much as 200 seconds quicker from cold start).

Other distinguishing features of the SE880 include an extended operating temperature range wherein noise-versus-gain performance is linearly balanced throughout the range with class-leading sensitivity stability particularly at the extremes of -40 and +85°C - critical for applications such as sports watches and OEM automotive navigation systems.