Linx's GM Series GNSS Receiver Module Makes
Tracking Multiple Satellite Constellations
September 25, 2013
is pleased to announce its launch of the GM Series Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)
receiver module to market. The
GM Series GNSS receiver module is an autonomous, high-performance Global Satellite Navigation
System receiver designed for navigation, asset tracking and positioning applications of all
kinds. Based on the MediaTek chipset, it can simultaneously acquire and track several satellite
constellations. These include the United States GPS system, Europe’s GALILEO, Russia’s GLONASS
and Japan’s QZSS.
The GNSS receiver module provides exceptional sensitivity, even in
dense foliage or urban canyons. Hybrid ephemeris prediction can be used to achieve cold start
times of less than 15 seconds. By combining this feature with the module’s very low power consumption,
battery life is maximized in battery-powered systems.
an output of standard NMEA data, the
GM Series GNSS receiver is completely self-contained and only requires an antenna. It powers
up and outputs position data without any software set-up or configuration, making the GM Series
easy to integrate, even by engineers without previous RF or GNSS experience. However, if technical
support is needed, our knowledgeable team of engineers can provide guidance.
The GM Series
module operates at a low 16mA tracking supply current. This is less than half the supply current
of competitive modules.
In addition, the available
GPS Master Development System connects a GM Series Evaluation Module to a prototyping board
with a color display that shows coordinates, speedometer and compass for mobile evaluation.
A USB interface allows simple viewing of satellite data and Internet mapping, as well as custom
software application development.
For more information about the
GM Series GNSS receiver module, call Linx at +1 800 736 6677 (+1 541 471 6256 outside the
United States) or visit www.linxtechnologies.com.
About Linx Technologies
makes wireless simple by developing and manufacturing wireless products that are easy
engineers of all skill levels to use. The company’s RF modules, remote controls, antennas and
connectors make it easy for engineers to integrate wireless features without the hassle and
expense of engineering RF functionality from scratch.
For customers who need help implementing
Linx modules, Linx offers design services including board layout assistance, programming, certification
advice and packaging design. For more complex RF solutions, Apex Wireless, a division of Linx
Technologies, creates optimized designs with RF components and firmware selected for the customer’s
159 Ort Lane
Merlin, OR, US 97532
Phone: +1 800 736 6677
+1 541 471 6256 (outside U.S.)
Fax: + 1 541 471 6251
Posted September 26, 2013