The ZOE-M8B consumes 25 mW on average in most environments (including urban), and as little as 12 mW during instantaneous tracking. This is a three-fold improvement in power efficiency when compared with other variants in the ZOE-M8 series, for the best trade-off between power consumption and location accuracy, in new battery powered devices that integrate GNSS functionality. The device uses u-blox’s Super-E mode of operation, which automatically adjusts the power consumed by the system components based on the external conditions.
The footprint of a design with a chip and individual external components is about 50% larger than the PCB footprint of the ZOE-M8B. Measuring 4.5 x 4.5 x 1.0 mm, the ZOE-M8B integrates a GNSS receiver, TCXO, SAW and LNA in a single package, making it easy to add accurate location and positioning functionality to almost any device.