Switzerland: Wireless and positioning modules provider, u-blox, has released a GPS/GLONASS receiver platform called u-blox 8. The receiver takes care of power sensitive usage, with tracking of -166 dBm. Other new features include an enhanced odometer functionality, a new geofencing feature, and optimized preset power save mode, which is capable of halving the power requirements for sport products.
Uffe Pless, Product Marketing, Positioning, at u-blox, says, “Nowadays many portable applications rely on a single coin battery; hence low power-spending is crucial. u-blox 8 has been developed for wearables and tracking applications, keeping in mind the need for low power consumption without compromising performance.”