Modules from u-blox in tiny battery-powered 3G tracking device

December 20, 2016 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting

Swiss conpnay, u-blox has announced that two of its products have been used by Cobilsys to create South Korea’s smallest battery-powered asset tracking device.

The ATPACK tracker measures 53 x 48 x 15 mm and can be used to track the location of items such as cars, motorcycles and pets. At its core is the EVA-M8M, industry’s smallest concurrent GNSS module, which can work with GPS, Galileo, GLONASS and BeiDou. Complementing this location-tracking module is the compact SARA-U270 HSPA/GSM communications module, which transmits the asset’s location via the local cellular network.

Cobilsys chose the u-blox modules for its tracker because of their small size and high power-efficiency, which enables the ATPACK to run on a compact and single 700 mA battery for up to five days. The u-blox technical support team worked closely with Cobilsys to create the tracker.

Yil-Hwan Kim, CEO at Cobilsys, said: “The small size of the u-blox modules was crucial in enabling us to realize our vision of creating South Korea’s smallest battery-powered 3G asset tracker. U-blox also provided exceptional support for us as we developed ATPACK, which helped us launch a successful product within a short timescale.”

In the long term, the ATPACK will extend the scope of its applications.