GPS Receiver Module includes embedded patch antenna.

Press Release Summary:

With sensitivity of -165 dBm and user-configurable fix rate up to 10 Hz, Fastrax UP501 provides solid position fix in harsh urban canyons or blocking environments, removing need for external antenna. Consuming 75 mW at 3.0 V, device measures 22 x 22 x 8 mm and includes 1 serial port, 1 PPS output, and optional internal back-up battery. Module is suited for navigation systems, asset tracking devices, and battery-operated consumer products, such as PNDs, handheld computers, and cameras.

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Fastrax UP501 GPS Antenna Module

- Embedded GPS antenna

- Low power consumption

- Ultra High Sensitivity of -165dBm

- Configurable fix update rate up to 10Hz

GPS antenna module for many Applications

Fastrax UP501 GPS receiver module with embedded GPS antenna enables high performance navigation in the most stringent applications and solid fix even in harsh GPS visibility environments.

The Fastrax UP501 receiver with embedded antenna is ideally suited for navigation systems, asset tracking devices and battery operated consumer products like personal navigation devices, handheld computers, cameras, and sports accessories. Fastrax UP501 is also an ideal receiver for GPS mouse applications, due to its compact design and easy interfacing.

Market Leading Performance

Extremely good acquisition sensitivity enables fast position fix in harsh urban canyons or blocking environments, removing the need for external antenna. Internal backup battery (optional) will allow very fast TTFF even when the module has been completely powered off by the host system. This will enable custom and extremely efficient power save modes without compromizing TTFF performance.

UP501 fix rate is configurable up to 10Hz by user command. This makes the UP501 ideal for extremely high dynamics applications.

Cutting component costs

Space and costs are reduced due to the cutting-edge technology in the Fastrax UP501 receiver. The embedded GPS antenna and optional on-board backup battery allow easy integration to host system.

Quick Start with Easy-To-Deploy Solution

The power supply and serial data is all that is required to make the Fastrax UP501 operational. The module supports also dedicated control commands for external control for the operating state. The Fastrax UP501 has built-in PCB-mounting flanges and standard 2.54mm IO-pin pitch, which enable easy and reliable mounting on host PCB.

NMEA protocol for IT500-series must be requested from

Fastrax UP501 key features
  • Low power consumption: 75mW @ 3.0V
  • Configurable fix rate, up to 10Hz
  • Ultra High Sensitivity:
  • -148dBm (Cold Start Acquisition)
  • -165 dBm (Navigation)
  • Tiny form factor - 22mm x 22mm x 8mm
  • Embedded patch antenna 18.4 x 18.4 x 4.2 mm
  • NMEA protocols (default speed: 9600bps)
  • One serial port (default: CMOS level, option: RS232)
  • 1PPS output
  • A-GPS with 14-day extended ephemeris
  • WAAS/EGNOS support
  • MediaTek MT3329, 66-channel receiver
  • Optional Internal back-up battery

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