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The Fastrax UC430 combines a GPS receiver with an integrated chip antenna in a miniature form factor and is designed for handheld computers, digital cameras, mobile phones, asset-tracking devices and other applications with space and power restrictions.

At 9.6 x 14 x 1.95mm, the UC430 module includes an antenna that classifies it, according to Fastrax, as the world’s smallest GPS antenna module.

By utilising Sirfaware technology, including the Adaptive Micropower Controller, the module autonomously activates itself periodically from standby, resulting in a reduction of Time To First Fix (TTFF) by up to 70 per cent.

The Sirfaware technology allows the module to maintain hot-start readiness with minimal power consumption of 125µA average current and less than 10mW in Tricklepower 1Hz navigation mode.

Key specifications

  • Features an always-on location awareness that enables use of location-aware digital devices
  • Self-assisted positioning feature is based on client-generated extended ephemeris, allowing the module to calculate predicted satellite positions for up to three days following the latest activation based on broadcast ephemeris data
  • Future support and connectivity to optional external sensors for dead reckoning
  • Circular radiation pattern of the integrated chip antenna ensures signal acquisition
  • Cold-start acquisition sensitivity of -147dBm and tracking sensitivity of 163dBm
  • Contains an active jammer remover that tracks and removes up to eight interfering signals that would otherwise decrease navigation performance
  • Supports an optional connectivity for external antenna signal, enabling the module to stay operational even if the external antenna is removed or damaged
  • Supports both active and passive antennas

Fastrax UC430 GPS receiver/chip antenna module is designed for handheld applications

The Fastrax UC430 combines a GPS receiver with an integrated chip antenna in a miniature form factor and is designed for handheld computers, digital cameras, mobile phones, asset-tracking devices and other applications with space and power restrictions.

At 9.6 x 14 x 1.95mm, the UC430 module includes an antenna that classifies it, according to Fastrax, as the world’s smallest GPS antenna module.

By utilising Sirfaware technology, including the Adaptive Micropower Controller, the module autonomously activates itself periodically from standby, resulting in a reduction of Time To First Fix (TTFF) by up to 70 per cent.

The Sirfaware technology allows the module to maintain hot-start readiness with minimal power consumption of 125µA average current and less than 10mW in Tricklepower 1Hz navigation mode.

Key specifications

  • Features an always-on location awareness that enables use of location-aware digital devices
  • Self-assisted positioning feature is based on client-generated extended ephemeris, allowing the module to calculate predicted satellite positions for up to three days following the latest activation based on broadcast ephemeris data
  • Future support and connectivity to optional external sensors for dead reckoning
  • Circular radiation pattern of the integrated chip antenna ensures signal acquisition
  • Cold-start acquisition sensitivity of -147dBm and tracking sensitivity of 163dBm
  • Contains an active jammer remover that tracks and removes up to eight interfering signals that would otherwise decrease navigation performance
  • Supports an optional connectivity for external antenna signal, enabling the module to stay operational even if the external antenna is removed or damaged
  • Supports both active and passive antennas

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