CAM-M8 Series - Omni-directional u-blox M8 GNSS antenna modules

Smart antenna module for omni-directional GNSS reception.

The u-blox CAM-M8 chip antenna modules have the exceptional performance of the u-blox M8 multi-GNSS (GPS/QZSS, GLONASS and BeiDou) engine in an industry proven form factor. The CAM-M8 series delivers high sensitivity and minimal acquisition times in an ultra compact form factor.

Incorporating the CAM-M8 series modules into customer designs is simple and straightforward, thanks to the embedded GNSS antenna, low power consumption, small footprint of 9.6 x 14 x 1.95mm, and sophisticated interference suppression that ensures maximum performance even in GNSS-hostile environments. The low power consumption and thin design allow end devices to be slimmer and smaller.

Key Features:

  • Concurrent reception of up to 3 GNSS (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, BeiDou)
  • Miniature size and weight with low power consumption
  • Embedded, omnidirectional and wideband antenna
  • Industry leading -167 dBm navigation sensitivity
  • Optional external antenna

For sales and technical development support from our in-house engineering team, please contact the Alpha Micro team.

Part Number Description Pack Size
CAM-M8C u-blox M8 GNSS antenna module, XTAL, SAW, LNA
Reel of 500
CAM-M8Q u-blox M8 GNSS antenna module, TCXO, SAW
Reel of 500
Support Products
EVK-M8CCAM u-blox M8 GNSS Evaluation Kit, supports CAM-M8C Each
EVK-M8QCAM u-blox M8 GNSS Evaluation Kit, supports CAM-M8Q
Each

The EVK-M8xCAM evaluation kit makes evaluating the high performance CAM-M8 GNSS antenna module simple. The built-in USB interface provides both power supply and high speed data transfer, and eliminates the need for an external power supply. The evaluation kit is compact, and their user-friendly interfaces and power supply make them ideally suited for use in laboratories, vehicles and outdoor locations. Furthermore, it can be used with a PDA or notebook PC, making it the perfect companion through all stages of design-in projects.

Highlights:

  • Easy to use
  • Extensive visualization and evaluation features
  • Supports AssistNow GNSS Online, Offline and Autonomous
  • All ports accessible outside
  • USB (V2.0 compatible) available for power supply and data transfer

Kit includes:

  • EVK-M8xCAM unit
  • USB cable
  • Active GPS / GLONASS / BeiDou antenna with 3 m cable
  • Extra battery RENATA CR2450
  • Quick Start reference card

The EVK-M8xCAM Installer includes u-center, which is an interactive tool for configuration, testing, visualization and data analysis of positioning chips and modules. u-center provides useful assistance during all phases of a system integration project.

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Last updated: 13 February 2018