• uBLOX MAX-M8Q SAW/LNA Breakout With Sarantel Antenna

Unfortunatley 3V  version is unavailable  with no current estimate of new stock.

This is the ultimate GPS breakout for your projects featuring the latest 72 channel/up to 18Hz update rate Ublox MAX-M8Q combined with an omnidirection antenna previously used in military body worn applications to provide the absolute best in performance. Featuring all branded and tracable components on a german manufactured PCB the board incorporates an Infineon front end SAW filter and LNA for enhanced performance and faster lock times.

The latest Ublox MAX-M8Q is suitable for high altitude mode when set to flight mode and works at altitudes up to 50,000 meters / 164041 feet. Power usage when locked and in cyclic mode can be as low as 6mA (nominal 18mA)

The module is breadboard friendly 2.54" pitch and supplied with a header and a super cap for hot start/setting retention.

We have two versions one suitable for 3.3V microcontrollers and logic levels and one suitable for interfacing with 5V microcontrollers such as the Arduino. The 5V version comes with suitable level convertor for serial/I2C and 3.3V regulator to ensure safe operation and interfacing. If the 5V version is connect to an Arduino you can still program the Arduino as the seial level convertor defaults to off.

The board is constructed on 1.6mm PCB  and utilises the Maruwa SL-1252 Quadrafilar Antenna offering great omnidirectional performance and rejection of out of band signals.

On the header are TX, RX, EN(Enable - turns on the level convertor on 5V boards), TP (PPS Output), 3/5V Supply I2C SCL/SDA and GND.

To use the 5V module you will need to pull the EN line high (just attach it to the 5V line).

The MAX-M8Q  delivers all the benefits of the u-blox 8 GPS platform in a more compact form factor than ever before: high-sensitivity, intelligent power management.

Supporting temperatures down to -40'C and featuring a TCXO for better power saving and quicker startup.

The breakout has the following dimensions :

3V Version 48.5mmx21mm (board edge to top of antenna) x1.6mm (13.2mm antenna diameter) approximately - Weight 10g
5V Version 51.8mmx21mm (board edge to top of antenna) x1.6mm (13.2mm antenna diameter) approximately - Weight 10.3g

As per the data sheets the MAX M8Q can use upto 22mA under aquisition (5mA in power save mode once tracking).

The default baud rate is 9600bps. These board are supplied with the non Galileo -01 firmware, the antenna doesn't support Galileo either.

For getting started with this module see this wiki article : http://ava.upuaut.net/?p=738

Datasheet : uBLOX MAX-M8Q SAW/LNA Breakout With Sarantel Antenna Datasheet

uBLOX MAX-M8Q SAW/LNA Breakout With Sarantel Antenna

  • Brand: Uputronics
  • Product Code: HAB-BO-M8Q-
  • Availability: 293
  • £40.79

  • Ex Tax: £33.99

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