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WirelessDevNet.com Press Release

u-blox Launches u-blox 7, Industry’s Most Comprehensive Line of GPS, GLONASS and QZSS Modules


Thalwil, Switzerland - October 4, 2012 - u-blox (SIX:UBXN), the Swiss positioning and wireless module and chip company, announces its latest multi-GNSS receiver modules MAX-7, NEO-7 and LEA-7 in u-blox’s industry proven form factors. They support all satellite positioning systems in operation today: GPS, GLONASS, QZSS and SBAS. The modules target telematics applications such as asset and fleet management as well as portable tracking devices.

“Each MAX-7, NEO-7 and LEA-7 variant delivers fast, accurate and reliable GLONASS and GPS positioning with the industry’s lowest power consumption.” said Daniel Ammann, Executive VP of positioning product development at u-blox, “Both GPS AND GLONASS modes perform even better than combined GPS/GLONASS solutions available on the market today.”

All u-blox 7 generation modules are pin-to-pin compatible with previous u-blox 6 and u-blox 5 families allowing easy upgrade from existing designs. Each module is available in cost- effective variants (e.g. MAX-7C; NEO-7M) as well as performance optimized variants (e.g. MAX-7Q, MAX-7W, NEO-7N, LEA-7N).

u-blox 7 modules use GPS/GNSS chips qualified according to AEC-Q100 and are manufactured at ISO/TS 16949 certified sites. Each module is intensively inspected and tested during production. The modules are fully qualified according to ISO 16750 – “Environmental conditions and electrical testing for electrical and electronic equipment for road vehicles” to provide high durability and reliability.

All modules comply with green/halogen free standards.

First variant available will be NEO-7N (November 2012) and MAX-7C (December 2012). For more information, contact the u-blox office nearest you

About u-blox

Swiss-based u-blox (SIX:UBXN) is the global leader in positioning and wireless semiconductors for the consumer, industrial and automotive markets. Our solutions enable people, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and wirelessly communicate via voice, text or video. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules and software solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to enable OEMs to develop innovative personal, professional and M2M solutions quickly and cost-effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, u-blox is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia and the USA.
(www.u-blox.com)



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