Multi-GNSS platform draws a mere 7 mW during continuous navigation

June 05, 2012 // By Julien Happich
Available in a small 3.0- x 3.4 mm footprint, the UBX-G7020 multi-GNSS receiver IC from u-blox draws as little as 7 mW during continuous navigation.

The chip supports US, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, and EU satellite positioning systems plus all Satellite-Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS).

The multi-GNSS receiver IC has been designed to support the lowest cost stand-alone solution via minimum eBOM; only 8 external components are required resulting in a receiver occupying only 30 mm 2 on a 2-layer PCB. Standard crystal and TCXO are supported.

The chip also provides low-power, autonomous log data output of position, velocity, and time. Support for A-GPS and u-blox' unique CellLocate hybrid GNSS/cellular positioning technology is embedded to facilitate advanced telematics applications including indoor positioning. The IC comes in standard and automotive grades.