MSC now offers the L16 GLONASS/GPS module from Quectel. The L16 module enables simultaneous GPS and GLONASS open service L1 reception. It is the first module from Quectel developed especially for the Russian and Eastern European markets.
The L16 module is based on STMicroelectronics’ Teseo II single-chip positioning device. With 2 fast acquisition channels and 32 tracking channels, the L16 can acquire and track any mix of GPS and GLONASS signals. Furthermore, for even higher performance, the L16 supports Self?Trained Assisted GPS (ST?AGPS) technology.
Through the simultaneous use of GPS and GLONASS signals – the Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) is a Russian counterpart to the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) – not only can the Time To First Fix (TTFF) be reduced, but with the higher number of visible satellites, positioning accuracy also increases to up to 1.5 m.
With a current consumption of 110 mA during acquisition and 95 mA in the tracking operation as well as a wide operating temperature range of -40 °C to +85 °C , the L16 GLONASS/GPS module is suited for use in a wide range of consumer, automotive and industrial applications. Two UART interfaces and the support of active and passive antenna systems enable simple implementation of the module. The L16 module comes in a compact 22.4 mm x 17 mm x 3 mm form factor.
In addition to the module, MSC offers a complete L16 development kit that includes hardware and software. Data sheets and detailed information about the L16 GLONASS/GPS module are available from MSC and can be requested by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.