NEO-8Q - GNSS module with u-blox 8 engine

The NEO-8Q offers high sensitivity for single GNSS reception

The NEO-8Q standard precision GNSS module is built on the reliable performance of the u-blox 8 GNSS engine, which receives GPS, GLONASS, QZSS and SBAS signals. The NEO-8Q delivers high sensitivity and minimal acquisition times in the industry proven NEO form factor.

It features low power consumption and supports advanced Power Save Modes. It also provides message integrity protection, geofencing, spoofing detection, and odometer functionalities.

NEO-8Q is an economical choice for best performance and easier RF integration. For RF optimization the NEO-8Q features an additional front-end LNA for easier antenna integration and a front-end SAW filter for increased jamming immunity. The industry proven NEO form factor allows easy migration from previous NEO generations. Sophisticated RF-architecture and interference suppression ensure maximum performance even in GNSS-hostile environments.

The NEO-8Q combines a high level of robustness and integration capability with flexible connectivity options. The DDC (I²C compliant) interface provides connectivity and enables synergies with most u-blox cellular modules.

Key Features:
  • High sensitivity of -166 dBm for single GNSS reception
  • Cost‑efficient system
  • TCXO‑based product enables fastest time to first fix
  • Low power consumption
  • Superior anti‑spoofing and anti‑jamming

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

Part Number Description Pack Size
NEO-8Q u-blox 8 GNSS LCC module, TCXO, ROM, SAW, LNA
Reel of 250
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u-blox 8 GNSS evaluation kit, with TCXO, supports NEO-8Q

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.


  • 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-8/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: 12 June 2018