Advantech AIW-210 & AIW-211 GNSS Solutions Accommodate Applications in Harsh Environments
October 2022, Taipei, Taiwan — Advantech, a leading global provider of industrial IoT and wireless solutions has released the first two members of the AIW-200 series — the AIW-210 and AIW-211(AIW-210/211). These advanced GNSS wireless modules feature industrial-grade, wide-temperature designs for operation in harsh environments. Indeed, these GNSS modules leverage Advantech Industrial Wireless (AIW) support alongside accurate positioning capability, and reliable timing signals to empower navigation in long-haul trucking, fleet management, and cold chain logistics, while enabling implementation in agricultural drones and heavy-duty equipment.
Ultra-Robust Meter-Level GNSS Positioning
AIW-210/211 are standalone GNSS modules that leverage u-blox NEO-M9N chipsets and support for 92-channel robust meter GNSS positioning. These modules can acquire and track multiple satellites simultaneously — including GPS, QZSS, GLONASS, BEIDOU, GALILEO, and SBAS; and provide maximum position availability with concurrent reception GNSS. Exploiting diverse satellites enables the receiver to select the best signals and maximize solution position accuracy when used in challenging conditions. In addition, support for satellite-based augmentation systems (SBAS) — like WAAS, EGNOS, and MSAS — enhances precision and availability by enabling additional satellites to be used for navigation.
Diverse and Flexible Multi-Form Factor Designs
AIW-211 is solder-down stamp type module with GNSS built in on platform to accommodate use in small devices — like drones and AGV. AIW-211 supports industrial-level operating temperatures (-40 ~ 85 °C) and advanced shock and vibration protection. In addition, it features complete CE-RED certification to reduce to time to market when integrated within myriad land, air, and naval applications. AIW-210 is M.2 2242 B-key form factor that provides connection types that support numerous platforms. Likewise, its M.2 type connection and USB 2.0 capabilities engender plug-and-play capabilities that differentiate it from other solutions on the market.
- u-blox NEO-M9N GNSS solution
- M.2 2242 form factor (B key) and stamp type, flexible mutli-form factor design
- Interface: USB 2.0
- Wide operating temperature support (-40 ~ 85 °C)
- 92-channel u-blox M9 engine
- O/S compatibility: Windows, Linux, & Android
Toward the Next Wireless Technology Transformation
Advantech’s Industrial Wireless (AIW) solutions provide market leading Wi-Fi 5/6/6E/7, 4G LTE, 5G NR, GPS/GNSS, and Bluetooth 5.2 technology. AIW solutions are reliable and robust with platform interoperability aimed at industrial customers. Combining worldwide wireless certifications — such as FCC & CE-RED — with wireless design-in services, AIW delivers a one-stop shopping experience that helps embedded customers accelerate their AIoT product development.