NEO-7 Series - Versatile u-blox 7 GPS/GNSS modules

The NEO-7 series provides maximum sensitivity while maintaining low system power and is optimized for cost sensitive applications, while providing best performance and easier RF integration.

The NEO-7 series is a family of standalone GPS/GNSS modules from u-blox. With the exceptional performance of the u-blox 7 multi-GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS and SBAS) engine, the NEO-7 series delivers high sensitivity and minimal acquisition times in the industry proven NEO form factor.

The NEO-7 series provides maximum sensitivity while maintaining low system power. The NEO-7M is optimized for cost sensitive applications, while NEO-7N provides best performance and easier RF integration. The industry proven NEO form factor allows easy migration from previous NEO generations. Sophisticated RF-architecture and interference suppression ensure maximum performance even in GPS-hostile environments.

Features:

  • Multi-GNSS engine for GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and QZSS
  • Cost and performance optimized versions
  • Combines low power consumption and high sensitivity
  • Simple integration with u-blox wireless modules
  • Backward compatible with NEO-6 and NEO-5 families

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


Parameters Specifications
Features
Receiver type

56-channel u-blox7 engine

GPS L1 C/A, GLONASS L1 FDMA, QZSS L1 C/A

SBAS: WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS

Navigation update rate Up to 10 Hz
Accuracy
Parameter GPS GLONASS
Position 2.5m CEP 4.0m CEP
SBAS 2.0m CEP N/A
Acquisition
Parameter GPS GLONASS
Cold starts 29s 30s
Aided starts 5s N/A
Reacquisition 1s 3s
Sensitivity
Parameter GPS GLONASS
Tracking & Nav. -162dBm -158dBm
Cold starts -148dBm -139dBm
Warm starts -148dBm -145dBm
Assistance GNSS

AssistNow Online

AssistNow Offline

AssistNow Autonomous

OMA SUPL & 3GPP compliant

Oscillator

TCXO (NEO-7N)

Crystal (NEO-7M)

RTC crystal Built in
Noise figure

On-chip LNA (NEO-7M)

Extra LNA for lowest noise figure (NEO-7N)

Anti jamming

Active CW detection and removal

Extra on-board SAW band pass filter (NEO-7N)

Memory

ROM (NEO-7M)

Flash (NEO-7N)

Supported antennas Active and passive
Interfaces
Serial interfaces

1 UART

1 USBV2.0 full speed 12 Mbit/s

1 SPI (optional)

1 DDC (I2 C compliant)

Digital I/O

Configurable timepulse

1 EXTINT input for Wakeup

Timepulse Configurable - 0.25 Hz to 10 MHz
Protocols

NMEA, UBX binary, RTCM

Electrical data
Supply voltage

1.65 V to 3.6 V (NEO-7M)

2.7 V to 3.6 V (NEO-7N)

Power consumption

17 mA @ 3 V (Continuous)¹

5 mA @ 3 V Power Save mode (1Hz)¹

¹ NEO-7M

Backup supply 1.4 V to 3.6 V
Environmental data, quality & reliability
Operating temperature -40°C to +85°C
Storage temperature -40°C to +85°C
RoHS compliant (lead free)
Qualification according to ISO 16750
Manufactured in ISO/TS 16949 certified production sites
Uses u-blox 7 chips qualified according to AEC-Q100

Package

Package

24 pin LCC (Leadless Chip Carrier): 12.2 x 16.0 x 2.4 mm, 1.6 g

Part Number Description

Reel Size

NEO-7M-0

u-blox 7 GNSS LCC module, crystal, ROM

250

NEO-7N-0

u-blox 7 GNSS LCC module, TCXO, Flash

250

EVK-7N

u-blox 7 GNSS evaluation kit, with TCXO, supports NEO-7N

EVK-7C u-blox 7 GNSS evaluation kit, with Crystal, supports NEO-7M

The compact u-blox 7 evaluation kit is compact, and its user-friendly USB interface and power supply options make it ideally suited for use in laboratories, vehicles and outdoor locations. Furthermore, the EVK-6H and EVK-6P can be used with a PDA or a notebook PC, making it the perfect companion through all stages of design-in projects.AlphaMicro_u-blox_EVK-7-M8_300px

Kit includes

• Compact 105mm x 64mm x 24mm EVK-7 unit
• USB cable
• u-blox ANN-MS active GPS/GLONASS antenna with 3m cable
• Quick start guide

Evaluation software available to download on-line which includes

o USB-driver software
o u-center
o Documentation

• 1 USB port, 1 UART port
• Power supply and data transfer over USB (USB V2.0 compatible)

EVK-7N - u-blox 7 evaluation kit with KickStart/TCXO support, suitable for NEO-7N

EVK-7C - u-blox 7 evaluation kit with Crystal support, suitable for NEO-7M

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Last updated: 23 August 2016