u‑blox announced the ZED‑F9P multi‑band GNSS module with integrated multi‑band Real Time Kinematics (RTK) technology for machine control, ground robotic vehicles, and high precision unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) applications. The ZED‑F9P measures only 22 x 17 x 2.4 mm and uses technology from the recently announced u‑blox F9 platform to deliver robust high‑precision positioning performance in seconds.
The u‑blox ZED‑F9P is the first mass market multi‑band receiver to concurrently use GNSS signals from all four GNSS constellations (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou). Combining GNSS signals from multiple frequency bands (L1/L2/L5) and RTK technology lets the ZED‑F9P achieve centimeter‑level accuracy in seconds. And receiving more satellite signals at any given time maximizes the availability of centimeter‑level accuracy even in challenging environments such as in cities.
With its high update rate, the ZED‑F9P is ideal for highly dynamic applications such as UAVs. Featuring on‑chip integration of advanced multi‑band RTK algorithms, it requires no additional hardware or third party RTK libraries. Engineering samples will be available from end of July 2018.