Telit expands line of GNSS modules with integrated antenna for instant global positioning solutions

Telit introduced Wednesday new and advanced positioning modules in the SE868xx-Ax line featuring multi-constellation GNSS receivers with a 9 x 9 mm patch antenna.

Set to be available in the second quarter of this year, Telit’s SE868Kx-Ax series offers improved performance and is ideal for space constrained applications such as wearables, tracking, telematics, and security. The new integrated antenna modules include advanced features that increase RF sensitivity, allowing for a much simpler integration without external components.

Ideal for space-constrained applications such as wearables, tracking, telematics and security, the SE868Kx-A/AL series are complete multi-constellation modules designed with an additional Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) and Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Filter that deliver best-in-class RF. The combination of advanced features and a low-profile design simplifies integration for space constrained applications by eliminating the need for external components.

The new module variants are designed with the same, ultra-compact 11 x 11 mm cavity PCB package as the other modules in the series, with the bonus of a second Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) and Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Filter.

Footprint compatible with other modules in the family, the SE868Kx-Ax series includes variants with multiple interfaces and a combination of features including ultra-compact 11 x 11 mm “cavity” PCB package; standard variant with integrated 9 x 9 x 4mm SMT antenna; low profile variant with 9 x 9 x 2mm antenna; additional LNA and SAW filter; Real Time Clock (RTC) and Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO);

jamming rejection; pin-to-pin compatibility with other modules in the series; Ephemeris file injection (A-GPS); and Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) compliant.

“The SE868Kx-Ax series is an exciting enhancement to our positioning product portfolio,” said Felix Marchal, EVP GNSS and Short Range, Telit. “Our commitment to excellence is reflected in the years of experience releasing breakthrough positioning modules and solutions. This latest release specifically addresses the integration challenges that IoT developers face today. Leveraging the low profile and SMT mounting options that do not compromise the host PCB, developers can take advantage of the most important and advanced features available in positioning technology tangibly booting the efficiency of global design efforts, schedules, and budgets.”

With the different options available in the SE868Kx-Ax series, customers can design once and interchangeably mount the solution most appropriate for the environment. This enables developers to select the right technology for their use case without having to redesign the entire application when it comes time to transition.

The Telit combination of our GPS and IoT expertise is realized through the company’s Telit IoT Know How program, which assists customers holistically to accelerate the deployment of cost-effective and future-proof solutions integrated with GNSS from idea to market.

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