u-blox unveils automotive positioning and connectivity modules

Automotive qualified modules follow 0-ppm failure rate programme and are manufactured in an ISO/TS 16949 certified facility

u-blox unveils automotive positioning and connectivity modules

u-blox has expanded its product offering with automotive qualified product variants added to their range of positioning and cellular wireless connectivity modules. The additions comprise the NEO-M8Q-01A and NEO-M8L-01A and respectively the SARA-G350-02A and LISA-U201-03A.

Manufactured according to the ISO/TS 16949 automotive supply chain quality management standard, the modules are thoroughly tested with an extended qualification process aimed at achieving the lowest level of failure rates. u-blox manufacturing management includes industry recognized processes such as automotive PCN, PPAP, and 8D failure reporting.

The NEO-M8Q-01A and the NEO-M8L-01A positioning modules provide concurrent reception of GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, and Galileo. The NEO-M8L-01A is suited to providing 100% dead reckoning positioning coverage even in areas of weak signal such as in tunnels or multi-story car parks or those experiencing poor signal quality such as caused by multi-path reflections.

This module is qualified to operate in the -40 to +85 degrees temperature range and the NEO-M8Q-01 GNSS module is the first GNSS module able to operate across the extended automotive temperature range from -40 to + 105 degrees Celsius.

The SARA-G350-02A is a quad-band GSM/GPRS data and voice connectivity module that is certified for provisioning global connectivity. The LISA-U201-03A also provides global connectivity with 5 HSPA bands, with data rates up to 7.2 Mbps. Both these modules accommodate the automotive operating temperature range of – 40 to + 85 degrees Celsius, have a compact footprint and consume very little power.

With these product additions, u-blox said it is able to supply a complete range of automotive grade connectivity and positioning modules for use in navigation systems, telematics, e-Call, road tolling, and ADAS applications. The recently announced V2X and Wi-Fi modules THEO, EMMY, and ELLA complete this portfolio.

Samples are available in August and full production will commence in September 2016.


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