Kolmostar releases low-power GNSS module JEDI-200

May 14, 2019  - By

JEDI-200 reduces the energy of getting one position fix by up to 150 times, according to the company.

Photo: Kolmostar

Photo: Kolmostar

Kolmostar, a positioning technology company, has launched an ultra-low-power GNSS module at IoT World, which took place May 13-16 in Santa Clara, California.

JEDI-200 reduces the energy for one position fix by up to 150x compared to traditional GNSS sensors, providing a positioning solution for location-based internet-of-things applications, the company said.

JEDI-200 specification highlights include:

  • 10-mW ultra-low-power consumption (measured) @ 1 Hz navigation rate
  • 1-second ultra-fast time to first fix from cold start
  • 2-meter CEP high positioning accuracy
  • Supports GPS and Beidou constellations
  • 100-byte compressed ephemeris (EPH) to enable A-GPS with speedy download via LPWAN technologies such as LoRaWAN and NBIoT
  • High-performance cloud computing based on 50-byte raw position files for optimized radio transmission efficiency and minimum endpoint power consumption
  • Integrated SAW filter, stand-alone LNA and TCXO
  • 12 x 16 millimeter form factor for easy RF integration

“JEDI-200 supports GPS as well as Beidou constellations,” said Tao Tong, co-founder and CEO of Kolmostar. “While achieving industry’s lowest power consumption, it helps our customers to achieve high accuracy even in dense urban canyon environment where existing GNSS modules on the market often drift due to multipath and other errors.”

The JEDI-200 is designed specifically for IoT applications such as human and asset trackers (for bikes, scooters, vehicles, cargo, livestock, pets and more), smart wearables, smart farming and infrastructures,.

Its reduced level of power consumption and its optimized efficiency with LPWAN technologies solve IoT endpoint deployment’s pain-point of needing frequent recharges or a large battery, enabling new possibilities in location-based IoT applications.

About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.