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u-blox Launches New GPS Module with Dead Reckoning
The module enables uninterrupted navigation even during poor GPS signal reception.

u-blox announces the immediate availability of LEA-6R, a next-generation GPS module based on the latest u-blox 6 platform. The surface-mount module comes with u-blox’ proprietary “Sensor Fusion Dead-Reckoning” technology integrated.

The module is designed for after-market devices requiring uninterrupted navigation even during poor GPS signal reception. When GPS satellites are out of sight, location is extrapolated using distance and angle information from the gyroscope and speed pulse sensors. This makes LEA-6R an ideal solution for applications such as fleet and asset management, road-pricing and insurance systems as well as Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL).

“The LEA-6R is perfect for vehicle add-on devices because it easily interfaces to wheel-tick and gyro sensors to greatly enhance GPS satellite positioning” said Thomas Nigg, VP Product Marketing at u-blox. “The self-calibrating solution is ideal for systems that depend on continuous, accurate and reliable positioning in tunnels, indoor parking facilities and deep urban canyons.”

The LEA-6R is a stand-alone solution requiring no host integration. It easily adapts to all vehicle types, allowing pulse input via direct analog signal or via USB or UART. It is both hardware and firmware compatible with the previous generation LEA-4R.

u-blox is a leading fabless semiconductor provider of embedded positioning and wireless communication solutions for the consumer, industrial and automotive markets. Our solutions enable people, devices, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and wirelessly communicate via voice, text or video. With a broad portfolio of GPS modules, chips, and software solutions together with wireless modules and solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to enable OEMs to develop innovative solutions quickly and cost-effectively. Headquartered in Switzerland and with global presence in Europe, Asia and the Americas, u-blox employs 200 people.

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