UBLOX SAM M8Q GPS BOARD

The u-blox concurrent SAM-M8Q GNSS patch antenna module benefits from the exceptional performance of the u-blox M8 multi-GNSS engine.

The SAM-M8Q module offers high sensitivity and minimal acquisition times in an ultra-compact form factor. The SAM-M8Q module utilizes concurrent reception of up to three GNSS systems (GPS, Galileo and GLONASS), recognizes multiple constellations simultaneously and provides outstanding positioning accuracy in scenarios where urban canyon or weak signals are involved.
For even better and faster positioning improvement, SAM-M8Q supports augmentation of QZSS, GAGAN and IMES together with WAAS, EGNOS, and MSAS. SAM-M8Q also supports message integrity protection, geofencing, and spoofing detection with configurable interface settings to easily fit to customer applications

Technical Specifications

ItemUBLOX SAM M8Q
Power Input Type Molex 4 pin 2.50mm head
Voltage Supply3.3V to 5.5V
FunctionsI2C and UART SAM-M8Q GNSS Module
Operating Temperature-40°C to +85°C
Board Dimensions40 x 40 mm

Board Spesific Properties

  • It can work with 3.3V or 5V.
  • It easily communicates with an MCU with TTL, I2C and UART outputs.
  • PPS, RST, INT and SAFE pins are work with 3.3V.
  • This board works with I2C and UART. (You can see more info in SAM M8Q Datasheet.)

Board Pinout

PIN NumberPIN NameDescription
1VCCPower Supply
2SCLI2C Serial Clock Pin.
3SDAI2C Serial Data Pin.
4GNDGround
PIN NumberPIN NameDescription
1VCCPower Supply
2RXDReceived Data Pin
3TXDTransmitted Data Pin
4GNDGround
PIN NumberPIN NameDescription
1PPSBy default, the time pulse signal is configured to 1
pulse per second. For more information, see the ublox 8 / u-blox M8 Receiver Description Including
Protocol Specification
2RSTModule active when it is LOW. (This Pin default
connected to pull-down resistor to GND.)
3INTThe INT pin can be used to supply time or
frequency aiding data to the receiver.
4SAFEUART and the SAFEBOOT_N function pin for future
service, updates and reconfiguration. (RESERVED)