u-blox MAX-M8C

u-blox MAX-M8C

Part no.: MAX-M8C-0
Manufacturer: u-blox

Availability: In Stock

The u-blox MAX-M8C is a compact, high-performance positioning module that provides reliable and accurate positioning data. It supports a wide range of wireless bands and network standards, making it compatible with various devices and applications.

The module supports GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) positioning, including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou, ensuring optimal satellite coverage and positioning accuracy. It also supports Assisted GNSS (A-GNSS) for faster positioning, even in challenging environments.

Key features of the u-blox MAX-M8C include:

1. Multi-band support: The module supports multiple wireless bands, allowing it to receive signals from different satellite systems, resulting in improved positioning accuracy and reliability.

2. Low power consumption: The MAX-M8C is designed to be energy-efficient, consuming minimal power while maintaining high-performance positioning capabilities. This makes it suitable for battery-powered devices and applications.

3. High sensitivity: The module features a highly sensitive receiver, enabling it to acquire and track satellite signals even in weak signal conditions or obstructed environments.

4. Compact size: The MAX-M8C is built in a compact form factor, making it easy to integrate into space-constrained devices and applications without compromising performance.

5. Flexible connectivity: The module supports various communication interfaces, including UART, SPI, and I2C, allowing seamless integration with different host systems and enabling quick and easy data transfer.

Overall, the u-blox MAX-M8C offers reliable and accurate positioning capabilities, multi-band support, low power consumption, high sensitivity, and flexible connectivity options, making it an ideal choice for a wide range of applications requiring precise positioning.


  • Receiver type - 72-channel u-blox M8 concurrent GNSS reciever GPS/QZSS L1 C/A, GLONASS L10F, BeiDou B1, SBAS L1 C/A: WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS 
  • Nav. update rate
    - Single GNSS: up to 18 Hz
    - Concurrent GNSS: up to 10 Hz 
  • Position accuracy - 2.0 m CEP  
  • Acquisition1
    - Cold starts:  27 s
    - Aided starts:  4 s
    - Reacquisition: 1 s 
  • Sensitivity1
    -Tracking & Nav:  –164 dBm
    - Cold starts:  –147 dBm
    - Hot starts: –156 dBm 
  • Assistance GNSS
    - AssistNow Online
    - AssistNow Offline (up to 35 days)
    - AssistNow Autonomous (up to 6 days)
    - OMA SUPL & 3GPP compliant 
  • Oscillator - Crystal 
  • RTC crystal - cost efficient solution with higher Backup current 
  • Noise figure - On-chip LNA 
  • Anti jamming - Active CW detection and removal 
  • Memory - Onboard ROM 
  • Supported antennas - Active and passive 
  • Odometer - Travelled distance


Electrical data

  • Supply voltage - 1.65 V to 3.6 V (MAX-M8C) 2.7 V to 3.6 V (MAX-M8Q/M8W) 
  • Power consumption2 - 25 mA @ 3.0 V (continuous) - 5.5 mA @ 3.0 V 
  • Power Save Mode (1 Hz, GPS only)
  • Backup supply - 1.4 to 3.6V 


  • 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

Environmental data, quality & reliability

  • Operating temp. –40° C to 85° C 
  • Storage temp.  –40° C to 105° C 
  • RoHS compliant (lead-free) 
  • Qualification according to ISO 16750 
  • Manufactured and fully tested in ISO/TS 16949 certified production sites 
  • Uses u-blox M8 chips qualified according to AEC-Q100

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u-blox MAX-M8C

u-blox MAX-M8C

Part no.: MAX-M8C-0
Manufacturer: u-blox

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