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GPS module with integrated Patch Antenna

L80 is an ultra slim module with embedded 15.0 × 15.0 × 4.0mm patch antenna. It is a SMD type module, brings the high performance of MTK positioning engine to the industrial applications with compact profile, ultra low power consumption and fast positioning capability.

Combining advanced AGPS called EASY™ (Embedded Assist System) and proven AlwaysLocate™ technology, L80 achieves the highest performance and fully meets the industrial standard. EASY™ technology ensures L80 can calculate and predict orbits automatically using the ephemeris data (up to 3 days) stored in internal flash memory, so L80 can fix position quickly even at indoor signal levels with low power consumption. With AlwaysLocate™ technology, L80 can adaptively adjust the on/off time to achieve balance between positioning accuracy and power consumption according to the environmental and motion conditions.

L80 supports automatic antenna switching fuction between active antenna and embedded patch antenna. If active antenna is connected, the module will use active antenna. When active antenna is removed, the module will switch to use patch antenna automatically. The patch antenna is default.

Additional feature of embedded logger function called LOCUS allows L80 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.

With its tiny design, high precision and sensitivity, L80 is perfectly suitable for a broad range of M2M applications such as portable device, automotive, personal tracking, security and industrial PDA.

Key benefits

  • Embedded patch antenna: 15.0 x 15.0 x 4.0mm
  • Extremely compact size: 16.0 x 16.0 x 6.45mm
  • Automatic antenna switching function
  • Support short circuit protection and antenna detection
  • Built-in LNA for better sensitivity
  • EASY™, advanced AGPS technology without external memory
  • Ultra low power consumption in tracking mode, 18.2mA
  • AlwaysLocate™, an intelligent controller of periodic mode
  • LOCUS, innate logger solution with no need of host and external flash
  • High sensitivity 165dBm@Tracking, -148dBm@Acquisition
  • 66 acquisition channels, 22 tracking channels
  • Anti-Jamming, Multi-tone Active Interference Canceller

General Specifications

  1. L1 Band Receiver (1575.42MHz)
  2. Channel22 (tracking) / 66 (acquisition) C/A code SBASWAAS,EGNOS MSAS,GAGAN
  3. Horizontal Position Accuracy
  4. Autonomous<2.5 m CEP
  5. Velocity Accuracy
  6. Without aid<0.1 m/s
  7. Acceleration Accuracy
  8. Without aid0.1 m/s²
  9. Timing Accuracy
  10. 1PPS out10ns
  11. Reacquisition Time< 1 s
  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. Cold start-148dBm Tracking-165dBm Re-acquisition-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 16.0 x 6.45 mm
  23. WeightTBD


  1. Serial Interfaces UART: Adjustable 4800~115200 bps Default: 9600bps
  2. Update rate1Hz (default), up to 10Hz
  3. I/O Voltage2.7V ~ 2.9V
  4. Protocols NMEA 0183 PMTK

Power Management

  1. Power supply2.8V ~ 4.3V
  2. Power Acquisition21.5mA
  3. Power Tracking18.2mA
  4. Power Saving TBD @ AlwaysLocate™ 7uA @ Backup Mode 1.1mA @ Standby Mode Periodic Mode
L80 - GPS module with integrated Patch Antenna

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