EVA-M8 Series - Ultra compact standalone concurrent multi-GNSS modules

EVA-M8 is an ideal solution for cost and space sensitive industrial and wearable applications, generally only requiring an external GNSS antenna.

The EVA-M8M and EVA-M8Q GNSS modules feature the superior performance of the u-blox M8 concurrent positioning engine, supporting GPS, Galileo, GLONASS and BeiDou. The EVA-M8 series delivers high sensitivity in the ultra compact EVA form factor of 7.0 x 7.0 x 1.1 mm.

The EVA-M8 series is an ideal solution for cost and space sensitive industrial and wearable applications. It is easy to design-in, only requiring an external GNSS antenna in most applications. The layout of the EVA-M8 modules is especially designed to simplify the customer's design and limit near-field interferences, as RF and digital domains are kept separate. The EVA-M8Q is ideal for designs with small antennas or covert installations, whereas EVA-M8M is the preference when system costs matter most.

With a dual-frequency RF front-end, the EVA-M8 concurrent GNSS modules are able to intelligently use the highest number of visible satellites from three GNSS systems (GPS and Galileo together with GLONASS or BeiDou) for reliable positioning.

The EVA-M8 series modules provide a Serial Quad Interface (SQI) for optional external FLASH, which can be used for future firmware upgrades and improved Assistance GNSS performance. The EVA-M8 series also supports message integrity protection, geofencing and spoofing detection. The migration from previous generations is easy, as the EVA-M8 series is pin-compatible to EVA-8M and EVA-7M modules.

The EVA-M8 series combines a high level of integration capability with flexible connectivity options in a miniature package. It can be easily integrated in manufacturing, thanks to the QFN-like package. The modules are available in 500 pcs/ reel, which is ideal for small production batches. The DDC (I 2 C compliant) interface provides connectivity and enables synergies with most u-blox cellular modules.

The EVA-M8M and EVA-M8Q modules are fully tested and qualified according to the JESD47 standard.

Features:
  • Complete GNSS solution in 7x7 mm package
  • Cost‑efficient modules for different performance needs
  • Very high accuracy thanks to 3 concurrent GNSS
  • Highly integrated modules allow faster time‑to‑market
  • Versatile products fit into wide‑range of applications

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



Part Number Description Pack Size
EVA-M8M-0 u-blox M8 concurrent GNSS LGA module, crystal, ROM.  (Default: GPS + GLONASS)
Tray of 20 or reel of 500
EVA-M8M-1 u-blox M8 concurrent GNSS LGA module, crystal, ROM.  (Default: GPS + BeiDou)
Tray of 20 or reel of 500
EVA-M8Q u-blox M8 concurrent GNSS LGA module, TCXO, ROM. (Default: GPS + GLONASS)
Tray of 20 or reel of 500
Support Products
EVK-M8MEVA
u-blox M8 GNSS evaluation kit for EVA-M8M (crystal)
Each
EVK-M8QEVA u-blox M8 GNSS evaluation kit for EVA-M8Q (TCXO) Each
C88-M8M-0
NEO adaptor board using EVA-M8M foreasy evaluation of existing NEO-xM designs
Sample quantities or reels of 250

EVK-8/EVK-M8 evaluation kits enable simple evaluation of the high performance u-blox M8 positioning technology. The built-in USB interface provides both power supply and high-speed data transfer, and eliminates the need for an external power supply.AlphaMicro_u-blox_EVK-M8N

u-blox 8/M8 evaluation kits are compact, and their user-friendly interface and power supply make them ideally suited for use in laboratories, vehicles and outdoor locations. Furthermore, they can be used with a PDA or a notebook PC, making them the perfect companion through all stages of design-in projects.

Features:

  • Easy to use
  • Extensive visualization and evaluation features
  • Supports AssistNow Online and AssistNow Offline A-GNSS services
  • 1 USB port, 1 UART port, 1 I2C/SPI port (switchable)
  • All ports accessible outside
  • Power supply and data transfer over USB (USB V2.0 compatible)

Kit includes:

  • Compact 105 x 64 x 26 mm EVK‑M8 or EVK‑8 unit
  • USB cable
  • EVK‑M8: Active GPS / GLONASS / BeiDou antenna
  • EVK‑8: Active GPS / GLONASS antenna
  • Quick Start reference card

u-center GPS/GNSS evaluation software

The EVK-M8 download 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 March 2018