November 4, 2013
— Linx Technologies announces its launch of the high performance, low cost
RM Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver modules. Using the built-in MediaTek MT3337
chipset, The RM module can simultaneously acquire on 66 channels and track on up to 22 channels,
providing standard NMEA data messages through a UART interface. A simple serial command set
can be used to configure optional features.
The RM receiver module is a cost-effective
GPS solution. It offers no-frills, basic operation in a compact 15 mm by 13 mm package. The
MediaTek MT3337-based RM Series 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
RM Series easy to integrate.
receiver operates down to 3.0 volts and has a low tracking current of 12mA. The module has built-in
receiver duty cycling that can be configured to periodically turn off the module for added power
savings. This low power consumption helps maximize runtimes in battery powered applications,
such as consumer recreational positioning, marine, location and tracking, cargo tracking, and
other asset monitoring systems.
In addition, the available GPS Master Development System
connects a RM Series Evaluation Module to a prototyping board with a color display that shows
coordinates, a 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 RM Series Global Positioning System (GPS) Module, call Linx
at +1 800 736 6677 (+1 541 471 6256 outside the United States) or visit
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 November 5, 2013