NEO-M8 Series - u-blox M8 concurrent GNSS modules

u-blox NEO-M8 GNSS modules allow concurrent reception of up to 3 GNSS systems (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, BeiDou)

The NEO-M8 modules utilize concurrent reception of up to three GNSS systems (GPS/Galileo together with BeiDou or GLONASS), recognize multiple constellations simultaneously and provide outstanding positioning accuracy in scenarios where urban canyon or weak signals are involved. For even better and faster positioning improvement, the NEO-M8 series supports augmentation of QZSS, GAGAN and IMES together with WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS. The NEO-M8 series also supports message integrity protection, geofencing, and spoofing detection with configurable interface settings to easily fit to customer applications.

The NEO-M8M is optimized for cost sensitive applications, while NEO-M8N and NEO-M8Q provide best performance and easier RF integration. The NEO-M8N offers high performance also at low power consumption levels. The future-proof NEO-M8N includes an internal Flash that allows future firmware updates. This makes NEO-M8N perfectly suited to industrial and automotive applications.

The DDC (I²C compliant) interface provides connectivity and enables synergies with most u-blox cellular modules. For RF optimization the NEO-M8N/Q features an additional front-end LNA for easier antenna integration and a front-end SAW filter for increased jamming immunity

Key Features:

  • Concurrent reception of up to 3 GNSS (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, BeiDou)
  • Industry leading -167 dBm navigation sensitivity
  • Security and integrity protection
  • Supports all satellite augmentation systems
  • Advanced jamming and spoofing detection
  • Product variants to meet performance and cost requirements
  • Backward compatible with NEO‑7 and NEO‑6 families

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

Part Number Description Pack Size
NEO-M8M u-blox M8 concurrent GNSS LCC module, crystal, ROM
Reel of 250
NEO-M8N u-blox M8 concurrent GNSS LCC module, TCXO, Flash, SAW, LNA
Reel of 250
NEO-M8Q u-blox M8 concurrent GNSS LCC module, TCXO, ROM, SAW, LNA
Reel of 250
Support Products
EVK-M8C u-blox M8 GNSS evaluation kit, with crystal, supports NEO-M8M Each
EVK-M8N u-blox M8 GNSS evaluation kit, with TCXO, supports NEO-M8N/Q
Each

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: 14 February 2018