PAM-7Q - u-blox 7 GPS antenna module

The u-blox PAM-7Q patch antenna module delivers high sensitivity and minimal acquisition times in an industry proven form factor.

The u-blox PAM-7Q patch antenna module has the exceptional performance of the u-blox 7 GNSS engine and delivers high sensitivity and minimal acquisition times in an industry proven form factor. Incorporating the PAM-7Q into customer designs is simple and straightforward, thanks to the embedded antenna, low power consumption, simple interface, and sophisticated interference suppression that ensures maximum performance even in GPS hostile environments.

The 18 x 18 mm patch antenna of PAM-7Q provides RHCP polarization, which is not achievable with smaller patch antenna elements. The simple design and easy interfacing keeps installation costs to a minimum.

Key Features:

  • Embedded GPS antenna
  • Excellent antenna performance
  • Low power consumption
  • Form-factor compatible with UP501
  • Easy integration into design

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

SBAS: WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS

Navigation update rate Up to 10 Hz
Accuracy

Position: 2.5m CEP

SBA: 2.0m CEP

Acquisition

Cold starts: 29s

Aided starts: 5s

Reacquisition: 1s

Sensitivity

Tracking & nav.: -161 dBm

Cold starts: -147 dBm

Warm starts: -147 dBm

Assistance GNSS

AssistNow Online

AssistNow Offline

AssistNow Autonomous

OMA SUPL & 3GPP compliant

Oscillator

TCXO

RTC crystal Built in
Anti jamming

Active CW detection and removal, on-board SAW band pass filter

Memory

On-board ROM

Interfaces
Serial interfaces

1 UART

1 DDC (I2 C compliant)

Digital I/O

Configurable timepulse

Timepulse Configurable - 0.25 Hz to 10 MHz
Protocols

NMEA, UBX binary, RTCM

Electrical data
Supply voltage

2.7 V to 3.6 V

Digital I/O voltage level 2.7 V to 3.6 V
Power consumption

22 mA @ 3 V (Continuous)

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

8 pin contact header: 22 x 22 x 8 mm, 9 g

Part Number Description Pack Size
PAM-7Q u-blox GPS antenna module, TCXO, SAW, LNA, 22 x 22 mm,
Tray of 50
Support Products
EVK-7PAM u-blox 7 GPS Evaluation Kit, supports PAM-7Q
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The EVK-7PAM evaluation kit makes evaluating the high performance PAM-7Q GPS antenna receiver 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 u-blox EVK-7PAM evaluation kit is compact, and the user-friendly interfaces and power supply make it ideal 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.

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Highlights:

  • Easy to use
  • Extensive visualization and evaluation features
  • Support AssistNow Online and AssistNow Offline A-GPS services
  • All ports accessible outside
  • USB (V2.0 compatible) available for power supply and data transfer

Kit includes:

  • EVK-7PAM unit
  • USB cable
  • Extra battery RENATA CR2450
  • Quick Start reference card

The EVK-PAM7 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: 20 June 2017