Micro Modular Technologies (MMT), a leader in small, power-efficient GPS modules, unveiled the MN5515HS GPS receiver module, a low power, fully integrated GPS receiver module with increased signal sensitivity. The new module is based on the SiRFstarIII GPS receiver chipset and offers increased cold-start acquisition sensitivity. "The increased acquisition sensitivity ensures operation in environments with extremely low level GPS signals," said Larry Cleland, VP of Sales and Marketing for MMT. "Acquisition sensitivity is a much more important measure of real-world performance of a GPS receiver than tracking sensitivity."

The new module measures just 15 by 15 by 2.9 mm, and includes a Real-time Clock (RTC) circuit and crystal, internal RESET circuit, TCXO, and all RF and baseband processing. The MN5515HS requires only a single 3.3 V power supply, and consumes less than 80 mW in typical operation. This highly integrated module only needs DC power and a GPS signal and it will output the navigation solution in either NMEA-0183 or SiRF Binary protocol. The module operates over industrial temperature range of -40° to +85°C, and is available in tube or tape and reel. It is lead-free, RoHS compliant.

The MN5515HS module is available now through MMT’s worldwide sales network. Also available now is an evaluation kit, the MN5515HS-EVK, which allows for easy connection of the GPS receiver module to a PC via USB interface and includes test software for real-world performance evaluation.