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MAX-M8 series
Small u-blox M8 GNSS modules
Product description
The MAX-M8 series of concurrent GNSS modules is built on
the exceptional performance of the u-blox M8 engine in the
industry proven MAX form factor.
The MAX-M8 modules utilize concurrent reception of up to
three GNSS systems (GPS/Galileo together with either Bei-
Dou or GLONASS) for more reliable positioning. The MAX-M8
series provides high sensitivity and minimal acquisition
times while maintaining low system power. It also supports
message integrity protection, geofencing, and spoofing
The MAX-M8C is optimized for cost-sensitive applications
and has the lowest power consumption, the MAX-M8Q pro-
vides best performance for passive and active antennas de-
signs, while the MAX-M8W is optimized for active antennas
with best performance. The industry-proven MAX form factor
allows easy migration from previous MAX generations. Sophis-
ticated RF architecture and interference suppression ensure
maximum performance even in GNSS-hostile environments.
The MAX-M8 series combines a high level of integration
capability with flexible connectivity options in a miniature
package. This makes MAX-M8 perfectly suited for industrial
applications with strict size and cost requirements. The MAX-
M8Q is also halogen free (green) which makes it a perfect
solution for consumer applications. The DDC (I2C compliant)
interface provides connectivity and enables synergies with
most u-blox cellular modules.
u-blox M8 modules use GNSS chips qualified according to
AEC-Q100, are manufactured in ISO/TS 16949 certified
sites, and fully tested on a system level. Qualification tests
are performed as stipulated in the ISO16750 standard: “Road
vehicles – Environmental conditions and testing for electrical
and electronic equipment”.
Small GNSS modules for easy manufacturing
Concurrent reception of up to 3 GNSS (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, BeiDou)
Industry leading –167 dBm navigation sensitivity
Product variants to meet performance and cost requirements
Miniature LCC package
Superior anti-spoofing and anti-jamming
Pin-compatible with MAX-7 and MAX-6
Product Summary
UBX-16008997 - R06
9.7 × 10.1 × 2.5 mm
= Yes, but with higher backup current C = Crystal / T = TCXO
Professional •••
GPS / QZSS •••
Galileo •••
BeiDou •••
Number of concurrent GNSS 333
UART 111
DDC (I2C compliant) 111
Oscillator C T T
RTC crystal • •
Timepulse 111
Power supply
1.65 V – 3.6 V
2.7 V – 3.6 V • •
MAX-M8 series
Receiver type 72-channel u-blox M8 engine
BeiDou B1I, Galileo E1B/C
Nav. update rate Single GNSS: up to 18 Hz
2 Concurrent GNSS: up to 10 Hz
Postition accuracy Autonomous 2.5 m CEP
Acquisition1Cold starts: 26 s 26 s
Aided starts: 2 s 3 s
Reacquisition: 1 s 1 s
Sensitivity1Tracking: −167 dBm 164 dBm
Cold starts: −148 dBm 148 dBm
Hot starts: −157 dBm 157 dBm
Assistance GNSS AssistNow Online
AssistNow Offline (up to 35 days)
AssistNow Autonomous (GPS only, up to
OMA SUPL & 3GPP compliant
Oscillator TCXO (MAX-M8Q / M8W)
Crystal (MAX-M8C)
RTC crystal Built-in (MAX-M8Q / M8W)
Cost efficient solution with higher
backup current (MAX-M8C)
Anti jamming Active CW detection and removal
Memory Onboard ROM
Active and passive
Raw Data Code phase output
Odometer Integrated in navigation filter
Geofencing Up to 4 circular areas
GPIO for waking up external CPU
Spoofing detection Built-in
Signal integrity Signature feature with SHA 256
1 For default mode: GPS / SBAS / QZSS + GLONASS
Electrical data
Power supply 1.65 V to 3.6 V (MAX-M8C)
2.7 V to 3.6 V (MAX-M8Q / M8W)
Digital I/O
voltage level
1.65 V to 3.6 V (MAX-M8C)
2.7 V to 3.6 V (MAX-M8Q / M8W)
23 mA @ 3 V (Continuous)
5.4 mA @ 3 V Power Save mode (1 Hz)
Backup Supply 1.4 V to 3.6 V
2 MAX-M8C, GPS / SBAS / QZSS + GLONASS (default mode)
18 pin LCC (Leadless Chip Carrier): 9.7 x 10.1 x 2.5 mm, 0.6 g
Environmental data, quality & reliability
Operating temp. −40 °C to +85 °C
Storage temp. −40 °C to +85 °C (MAX-M8Q / M8W)
−40 °C to +105 °C (MAX-M8C)
RoHS compliant (lead-free)
Green (halogen-free): MAX-M8Q
Qualification according to ISO 16750
Manufactured in ISO / TS 16949 certified production sites
Uses u-blox M8 chips qualified according to AEC-Q100
Serial interfaces 1 UART
1 DDC (I2C compliant)
Digital I/O Configurable timepulse
1 EXTINT input for Wakeup
Timepulse Configurable: 0.25 Hz to 10 MHz
Protocols NMEA, UBX binary, RTCM
Support products
u-blox M8 Evaluation Kits:
Easy-to-use kits to get familiar with u-blox M8 positioning
technology, evaluate functionality, and visualize GNSS performance.
EVK-M8N u-blox M8 GNSS Evaluation Kit, with TCXO,
supports MAX-M8Q / M8W
EVK-M8C u-blox M8 GNSS Evaluation Kit, with Crystal,
supports MAX-M8C
Product variants
MAX-M8C u-blox M8 GNSS LCC module, crystal, ROM
MAX-M8Q u-blox M8 GNSS LCC module, TCXO, ROM
MAX-M8W u-blox M8 concurrent GNSS LCC module,
TCXO, active antenna supply, ROM
UBX-16008997 - R06
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