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Telit Introduces Ultra-slim, Smart Antenna GNSS Location Module

SL876Q5-A module simplifies the development process and delivers superior performance for wearables, personal trackers, and other battery-dependent applications

London, May 18, 2017 – Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the introduction of a new, ultra-slim family of smart antenna GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) receiver modules. These fully integrated modules include a comprehensive feature set that eliminates the need for additional components, ideal for IoT projects with size, cost, and time constraints.

Easing the burden for developers with little or no RF design experience, the SL876Q5-A is compliant with regulatory and industry standards specifications. The module combines an omni-directional low profile embedded antenna and an internal RF switch. This combination is well suited for applications needing two antennas, such as personal trackers and alarms, which must be equipped with a main and a backup antenna when the signal becomes compromised. A true turnkey solution, the SL876Q5-A includes best-in-class features such as an additional Low Noise Amplifier (LNA), Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) filter, and efficient power management technology in an ultra-slim Leadless Chip Carrier (LCC) package. The inclusion of several low power modes reduces total power consumption while maintaining position accuracy, which extends battery life—a critical requirement for wearables, personal trackers, and other battery-dependent applications.

“The SL876Q5-A delivers on everything our customers and partners have come to expect from the industry’s leading IoT solutions provider,” said Ronen Ben-Hamou, Telit’s EVP of Products and Solutions. “IoT developers continuously search for solutions that simplify the design process. We’ve developed a compact solution with features that deliver industry-leading performance without compromising performance. Not only does the SL876Q5-A eliminate the need for additional components in most use cases, but also cuts development time and costs considerably.”

SL876Q5-A Features
Full GNSS for exceptional coverage
Quad-GNSS: GPS/ QZSS and GLONASS or BeiDou and it is Galileo ready
A-GNSS: Onboard generation and server-generated file injection that can be stored into the embedded flash memory

Superior performance
Omni-directional antenna design delivers industry-leading performance in sensitivity, tracking performance, and accuracy
MEMS wakeup feature offers lowest power consumption
Built in LNA for improved sensitivity

Simplify integration
Primary UART port. A secondary port can be configured as UART, I2C, or SPI at boot/reset
If I2C, the secondary port supports either commands and messages or MEMS wakeup.
Embedded RF switch allows easy integration with external antennas

Industry-leading features

  • Ultra-slim design
    11 x 11.9 x 2.3 mm LCC package for space constrained devices
    Flash memory enables firmware upgrades, customization, and AGPS file storage, which is ideal for battery-dependent devices
    Availability begins in the second quarter of 2017. Learn more about the new SL876Q5-A slim antenna module.

About Telit

Telit (AIM: TCM), is a global leader in Internet of Things (IoT) enablement. The company offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of integrated products and services for end-to-end IoT deployments – including cellular communication modules in all technologies, GNSS, Wi-Fi, short-to-long range wireless modules, IoT connectivity plans and IoT platform services. Through the IoT Portal, Telit makes IoT onboarding easy, reduces risk, time to market, complexity and costs for asset tracking, remote monitoring and control, telematics, industrial automation and others, across many industries and vertical markets worldwide.

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