u blox launches high precision GNSS module based on u blox F9 technology

u-blox has announced the ZED-F9P multi-band GNSS module with integrated multi-band Real Time Kinematics (RTK) technology for machine control, ground robotic vehicles, and high precision unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) applications.

The ZED F9P measures 22 x 17 x 2.4 mm and uses technology from the u blox F9 platform to deliver robust high-precision positioning performance in seconds.

The ZED-F9P is the first mass market multi-band receiver to concurrently use GNSS signals from all four GNSS constellations (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou). Combining GNSS signals from multiple frequency bands (L1/L2/L5) and RTK technology lets the ZED F9P achieve centimetre-level accuracy in seconds. Receiving more satellite signals at any given time maximizes the availability of centimetre-level accuracy even in challenging environments such as in cities.

With its high update rate, the ZED F9P is suitable for highly dynamic applications such as UAVs. Featuring on-chip integration of advanced multi-band RTK algorithms, it requires no additional hardware or third party RTK libraries. Ready to use on delivery and easy to integrate, it helps product developers quickly bring their ideas to the market.

Significantly smaller and more energy efficient than existing solutions, the ZED-F9P is intended to enable new high precision positioning applications for the mass market.

Author
Neil Tyler