U-blox has released NEO-M9L-20A, NEO-M9L-01A modules, and the M9140-KA-DR chip that are specially designed for first-mount automotive solutions. Suitable for integration on the roof, behind the windscreen, or inside hot electronics control units (ECUs), these new automotive-grade positioning modules offer operational temperature range up to 105 °C.
The NEO-M9L modules and the M9140-KA-DR chip are built on the robust U‑blox M9 GNSS platform and making use of dead reckoning techniques, they provide accurate position data when satellite signals are unavailable. The modules are best suited for integrated navigation systems such as in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and head units, integrated telematics control units (TCU), and V2X.
The new modules in the series include new generation 6-axis inertial measurement units (IMUs) which deliver low-latency 100 Hz RAW data output. Low-latency 50-Hz position update rate makes these modules ideal for use in real-time applications. The NEO-M9L modules offer sensor-based spoofing detection for advanced security and robustness and the chip offers protection against possible GNSS signal spoofing thereby enabling the navigation systems to report faulty position data or time.
The modules in the series are AEC-Q104 complaint and ensure the reliability of modules used in automotive applications. The engineering samples (ES) and the evaluation kits will be available from the company by the end of September 2021.