u-blox ZED-F9P module now in Geppetto

June 6, 2019 | Jesse Ludtke

We are happy to announce the availability of u-blox ZED-F9P in Geppetto. You can now design a custom electronic board for your rovers, land-based vehicles project, Internet of Things (IoT) device, or anything that requires precise positioning.

It is also important to note that Aerial Vehicles usually have an unobstructed view of the sky so single frequency GNSS is usually acceptable. However, rovers and land-based vehicles have trees, bridges, building, over top of them so they frequently lose signal lock. The dual frequency of the ZED-F9P makes a huge difference in the speed of acquisition and precision.

u-blox ZED GNSS Receiver in Geppetto
u-blox ZED GNSS Receiver in Geppetto

GNSS Receiver Family

This new module adds to our GNSS Receiver offering which already includes support for the following module:

  • u-blox NEO-7P
  • u-blox NEO-M8T
  • u-blox NEO-M8P-2
  • u-blox NEO-M8P-0
u-blox NEO GNSS Receiver in Geppetto
u-blox NEO GNSS Receiver in Geppetto

Why use the ZED-F9P?

The ZED-F9P high precision module with multiband GNSS receiver provides multi-band RTK with fast convergence times, reliable performance and easy integration of RTK for fast time-to-market.

The u-blox ZED multi-band GNSS receiver with a SMA antenna connector enables the use of external, active antennas. This module provides precise navigation and automation of moving machinery in industrial and consumer grade products in a compact surface mounted form factor.

The ZED-F9P includes moving base support, allowing both base and rover to move while computing a centimeter-level accurate position between them.

Moving base is ideal for UAV applications where the UAV is programmed to follow its owner or to land on a moving platform. It is also well suited to attitude sensing applications where both base and rover modules are mounted on the same moving platform and the relative position is used to derive attitude information for the vehicle or tool.

Read ZED-F9P Review and Demo by rtikliexplorer

Geppetto is our free online design tool that allows you to create a custom hardware design. Moreover, we handle everything, from sourcing of parts to production, to ensuring that your board boots out of the box. We take care of production while you focus on your software or application. We will deliver your pre-tested, fully assembled boards (not just PCB) after 15 business days.