Track down a sensitive GPS supplier

Acte Components has been appointed European sales partner for QinetiQs Q20 Sensitive GPS modules, suitable for markets such as M2M that require tracking indoors. During the Acte training day, the Q20 module successfully located eight satellites, proving its suitability for applications where direct satellite view is not available.

Designed to bring GPS positioning and satellite navigation to urban and indoor environments, the module uses a baseband processor with parallel correlation and frequency search capability. This is said to increase availability, in many cases eliminating the need for a GPS antenna altogether, saving cost and improving the form factor of the end-product.