Ultra-Low-Power GNSS Module offers Power-Efficient Solution for Size-Constrained Battery-Powered Asset Tracking Devices

Published  June 16, 2022   0
L Lakshita
u-blox MIA-M10 GNSS Module

u-blox has announced its smallest GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) module series u-blox MIA-M10 that is built on the ultra-low-power u-blox M10 GNSS platform and offers the most power-efficient solution for size-constrained battery-powered asset tracking devices. This module is available in two product variants and its small size, low power demand, and performance make it a natural fit for wearable devices.

MIA-M10 module concurrently receives four GNSS constellations (GPS, Galileo, BeiDou, and GLONASS) for maximum satellite signal availability. Combined with its superior RF sensitivity, this module offers robust positioning performance for solutions with small antennas as well as for devices operating in weak signal environments found. The extremely low power consumption of less than 25 mW in continuous tracking mode allows great power autonomy for all battery-operated devices, such as asset trackers, without compromising on GNSS performance.

Key Features

  • 4.5 x 4.5 mm chip-sized module requiring no external components

  • Less than 25 mW power consumption without compromising GNSS performance

  • Twice the battery life by leveraging optimized power save modes

  • Maximum position availability with concurrent reception of 4 GNSS

  • Proven excellent performance, even with small antennas

This chip-sized, ready-to-use GNSS module requires no external components, reducing engineering and testing efforts, saving costs and resources, and speeding up time to market.