Dual-band GNSS module is optimal for urban metre-level position accuracy

05-10-2023 | U-Blox | Semiconductors

u-blox has released the NEO-F10N, its latest positioning module. This module is based on the u-blox NEO form factor and is provided with u-blox F10 dual-band GNSS technology. It supports L1/L5 GNSS bands from multiple constellations (including NavIC) to supply solid metre-level position accuracy in urban areas. Its firmware is upgradeable and highly configurable to support many use cases, such as the vehicle aftermarket telematics and micromobility markets or industrial applications requiring metre-level position accuracy.

The device improves position accuracy in urban environments thanks to its enhanced resilience against multipath interference. This module achieves significantly better accuracy using signals from the L1 and L5 bands than the L1 band alone. While receivers fitted with L1 band support can determine the road a vehicle travels on, those including L1 and L5 bands can even discern the specific side of the road.

Users currently employing receivers based on modules like the NEO-M8 and NEO-M9 can seamlessly migrate to the new NEO-F10N generation. The module improves accuracy, decreases power consumption, and delivers an alternative solution to customers who do not want to deploy DR (dead reckoning) set-ups.

“With the RF front end offering double SAW filter and LNA, the u-blox NEO-F10N ensures exceptional immunity to out-of-band RF interference, making it particularly suitable for applications with nearby cellular modems,” says Bernd Heidtmann, product manager, Product Strategy for Standard Precision GNSS, at u-blox.

The company also introduces the new ANN-MB5 L1/L5 antenna together with the NEO-F10N to strengthen its F10 dual-band solution. This tailored antenna provides customers an easy and reliable option for metre-level applications that need multi-band and multi-constellation support, even in challenging environments.

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By Seb Springall