MMT Introduces New GPS Receiver Module
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA - October 24, 2007 - Micro Modular Technologies, a leader in small, power-efficient GPS modules, announced today the introduction of a new GPS receiver module, the MN3310. This new module is pin-compatible with other products in the marketplace but consumes substantially less power, requiring only 150mW in typical operating conditions, with power management options for extended battery life.
The MN3310 is a highly-integrated, 12-channel GPS receiver with fast-acquisition hardware for rapid position determination under all startup and operating conditions. It includes integrated RF filtering, flash memory, reset circuits, real-time clock IC and crystal, and the built-in antenna power circuit allows for a simple, direct connection to an active antenna. By incorporating the complexity of the RF signal chain into the module, the user only needs to be concerned with routing the antenna signal into the module. The receiver tracks GPS satellites at the L1 frequency (1.575GHz) and computes position, time and velocity and will output the navigation solution in the widely-used NMEA-0183 format.
The MN3310 is offered in a 25.4mm by 25.4mm LGA package, is machine placeable by standard surface mount equipment and is available in tape and reel. A metal shield is provided for RF protection and for automated nozzle pickup. The device requires only a single 3.3-volt supply, and operates over extended commercial temperature range of -20 to +85 deg C. It is lead-free and RoHS compliant.
The MN3310 is available now and supported by an evaluation kit including software, along with reference designs to speed OEM development.