GlobalTop unveils Mediatek Multi-GNSS module

FireFlyX1 by GlobalTopGlobalTop Technology has launched FireFly X1, the smallest Mediatek-based Multi-GNSS module in the world. With an ultra-compact size of 9.0 x 9.5 x 2.1 mm, it’s one of the smallest Multi-GNSS modules in the industry.

“Compact size and low-power consumption will be the key USP’s for the next generation of M2M Devices. After a comprehensive market study, we found that small size was one of the most important factors for companies when it came to GNSS module selection; other key factors included power consumption, TTFF, positioning accuracy, additional interfaces as well as quality and longevity of the module. I am proud to say that FireFly X1 delivers perfectly on all these criteria”, said Sam Khan, Vice CEO of GlobalTop Technology. He added, “FireFly X1 is designed with sophisticated engineering and an entirely new set of ultra-compact quality components to reach this miniature size, while adding more features and interfaces at the same time. It uses the latest MT3333 engine with full support for GPS, QZSS, Glonass, Beidou and is also Galileo ready.”

Tracking of up to two constellations simultaneously, and relying on the latest Mediatek firmware, it can provide superior positioning accuracy of up to 1.8 m CEP. Enabling EASYTM (self-generated orbit prediction), AGPS (ephermis file injection), and SBAS further enhances position accuracy significantly.

Unlike other compact GNSS modules, despite a smaller size, FireFly X1 incorporates a complete set of high-quality components, including TCXO, RTC Crystal, SMPS, SAW Filter and an additional LNA to provide the most reliable performance.

FireFly X1 combines miniature size with flexible multi-interface connectivity options like SPI and I²C, that can simplify a user’s design, and is ideal for M2M devices relying on low-cost MCU’s that offer limited serial interfaces.

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