Small GPS module integrates patch antenna

April 23, 2014 // By Julien Happich
MSC Technologies is now stocking the L80 module from Quectel, an ultra-compact POT GPS module measuring just 16 x 16 x 6.45 mm including the integrated patch antenna.

Based on the MTK3339 platform from Mediatek it is supporting 66 acquisition and 22 tracking channels. The module draws only 20 mA in tracking mode, it has a very high input sensitivity of -165 dB in tracking mode and -148 dBm in acquisition mode. It is fitting for industrial applications due to wide working temperature of -40 to +85 °C.

The Assisted GPS technology EASY available on L80 enables a first rapid localisation and high positioning accuracy even at indoor signal level. Satellite data can be automatically calculated with the ephemeris data from the past 3 days, which are stored in the internal flash memory. In order to achieve an optimal balance between positioning accuracy and energy consumption, the ON-/OFF-Time can also be adjusted adaptively by Always Locate technology.