Telit Wireless Solutions, a developer of machine-to-machine wireless technology provider for automotive, automated meter reading, fleet management, security and healthcare applications, has revealed the Jupiter SL869 dual GPS/GLONASS module.
The new module has been developed to vastly improve navigation performance. The 32-channel global navigation module can track, receive and navigate by communicating with global GNSS systems, including the Russian GLONASS global navigation, US GPS, QZSS and Galileo systems.
The latest addition to the Jupiter range of location solutions developed by Telit, the SL869 provides thrice the satellite visibility than offered by standard GPS modules. The Jupiter module accesses a maximum of 22 satellites whereas standard GPS modules access a maximum of eight satellites. This improves the navigation performance and can be used to track vehicles and other assets.
The SL869 not only reduces the position acquisition delay from minutes to just a few seconds, but also reduces the incidence of satellite coverage loss, an issue in urban locations with several tall building. The coverage loss is compensated by communicating with additional satellites, which compensate or reduce the blind spots. The “automatic jamming immunity” feature of the module blocks radio frequency interferers, thereby improving the GPS performance.
The SL869 offers low power consumption, high sensitivity to indoor fix and features an internal LNA (Low Noise Amplifier). The RoHS-compliant device is available in a 16x12.2x2.4 mm LCC package and is operational between -40°C and 85°C. Its compact design and extended temperature range makes it ideal for tracking/mobile data devices and M2M combined applications.