Linx's TM Series GNSS Receiver Module Combines
Small Size and Low Power with High Accuracy
1, 2013 — Linx Technologies is pleased to announce its launch of the
TM Series Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver modules. At a very small size
of 10mm x 10mm, the TM Series GNSS receiver module is a self-contained, 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 module provides exceptional sensitivity,
even in dense foliage or urban canyons, having a position accuracy of better than 2.5 meters.
In addition, hybrid ephemeris prediction can be used to achieve cold start times of less than
15 seconds. The receiver operates down to 3.0 volts and has a low tracking current of 20mA.
The module has built-in receiver duty cycling that can be configured to periodically turn off
the module for added power savings. By combining this feature with the module’s very low power
consumption, battery life is maximized in battery-powered systems.
The TM Series GNSS
module powers up and outputs position data without any software set-up or configuration, making
the TM 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. A
standard UART serial interface is used to send and receive NMEA messages in ASCII format. A
simple serial command set can be used to configure optional features. The module’s UART can
be connected directly to the UART on a microcontroller or a PC using a USB or RS-232 converter
In addition, the available GPS Master Development System connects a TM 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 TM Series GNSS 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 October 2, 2013