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Small GNSS module with integrated LNA

L26 is a single receiver module integrated with GLONASS and GPS system. It provides simultaneous GPS and Compass GLONASS open service L1 reception capability. With 33 tracking channels, 99 acquisition channels and 210 PRN channels, L26 can acquire and track any mix of GPS and GLONASS signals.

Compared with using GPS only, enabling both GPS and GLONASS generally doubles the number of visible satellites, reduces the time to first fix and increases positioning accuracy, especially when driving in rough urban environments.

Combining advanced AGPS called EASY™ (Embedded Assist System) with proven AlwaysLocate™ technology, L26 achieves the highest performance and fully meets the industrial standard. Additional feature of embedded logger function called LOCUS allows L26 to log position information to internal flash memory at default intervals of 15 seconds and provide typically more than 16 hours log capacity without adding cost.

L26 supports built-in short circuit protection for active antenna and an active antenna supervisor for short and open circuit detection.

Its super performance makes L26 ideal for automotive, industrial PDA, consumer and industry applications. Extremely low power consumption of L26 also makes it easier to be applied to power sensitive devices, especially portable applications.

Key benefits

  • Multi-GNSS engine for GPS, GLONASS, and QZSS
  • EASY™, advanced AGPS technology without the need of external memory
  • Support short circuit protection and antenna detection
  • Built-in LNA for better sensitivity
  • Ultra low power consumption in tracking mode,21mA
  • Always Locate™, an intelligent algorithm for power saving
  • LOCUS, innate logger solution with no need of host and external flash
  • High sensitivity, -165dBm@Tracking, -148dBm@Acquisition
  • 99 acquisition/33 tracking channels, up to 210PRN channels
  • Anti-Jamming, Multi-tone Active Interference Canceller

General Characteristics

  1. L1 Band Receiver (1575.42MHz)
  2. Channel33 (tracking) / 99(acquisition) Up to 210(PRN) C/A Code SBASWAAS, EGNOS, MSAS, GAGAN
  3. Horizontal Position Accuracy
  4. Autonomous< 2.5 m CEPP
  5. Velocity Accuracy
  6. Without Aid< 0.1m/s
  7. Acceleration Accuracy
  8. Without Aid0.1 m/s²
  9. Timing Accuracy
  10. 1PPS out10ns
  11. Reacquisition Time<1s
  12. TTFF@-130dBm with EASY™
  13. Cold Start<15s Warm Start<5s Hot Start<1s
  14. TTFF@-130dBm without EASY™
  15. Cold Start<35s Warm Start<30s Hot Start<1s
  16. Sensitivity
  17. Acquisition-148dBm Tracking-165dBm Reacquisition-160dBm
  18. Environmental
  19. Operating Temperature-40℃ to 85℃ Storage Temperature-45℃ to 125℃
  20. Dynamic Performance
  21. Maximum AltitudeMax.18000m Maximum VelocityMax.515m/s Maximum Acceleration4 G
  22. Dimensions16.0 x 12.2 x 2.4 mm
  23. WeightApprox. 1.0g

Serial Interfaces

  1. Serial Interfaces UART: Adjustable 4800~115200 bps Default: 9600bps
  2. Update rate 1Hz (default), up to10Hz
  3. I/O Voltage 2.7V ~ 2.9V
  4. Protocols NMEA 0183 PMTK

Power Management

  1. Power Supply2.8V ~ 4.3V
  2. Power Acquisition 29mA (GPS+GLONASS) 26mA (GPS)
  3. Power Tracking 21mA (GPS+GLONASS) 18mA(GPS)
  4. Power Saving Typ.2.7mA @ AlwaysLocate™ 7uA @ Backup Mode 350uA @ Standby Mode Periodic Mode
  5. Antenna TypeActive or Passive
  6. Antenna PowerExternal or Internal VCC_RF
L26 - Small GNSS module with integrated LNA

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Part and Decal of L26 for EDA PROTEL (4.8 KB)
Part and Decal of L26 for EDA PADS (68.3 KB)
PowerGPS 2.3.5 MTK's tool for the GNSS modules (2.6 MB)
Software tool for fimware downloading MT Flashtool V4.0 (882 KB)
Quectel L26 Part & Decal 20130516 (74.5 KB)
Quectel GNSS EVB Micro-USB Driver CP210x (3.5 MB)
Firmware L26NR02A01S (1.1 MB)
Flashtoolv 4.0 (765.9 KB)
Quectel L26 Part @ Decal for PROTEL 20130516 (4.8 KB)
CP210x Windows Drivers (6.8 MB)

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