The device is intended to provide positional accuracy for battery driven consumer devices, such as portables and wearables without impacting the size of the product. The device measures 4.5 x 4.5 x 1.0 mm and includes temperature compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO), SAW filter and low noise amplifier (LNA), along with the GNSS receiver. With all the external components required for a real-world solution, the board space required is only 50% larger than the footprint of the module.
The combination of performance and low power consumption is largely through u-blox’ Super-E mode of operation, which only provides power when required. In practice, the module draws down to 12 mW during instantaneous tracking and averages 25 mW in the majority of environments.