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The UC530 from Fastrax is the world’s smallest OEM GPS receiver with an integrated chip antenna. The module features the same ultra-small form factor as the widely popular Fastrax UC430. Major difference between the UC530 and UC430 is the input voltage range, the UC530 has an extended input voltage range of +3.0V to +4.3V. The UC530 features a high sensitivity of -165 dBm (tracking) and a low power consumption of only 45mW. The module can directly be connected to a lithium battery, allowing designers to omit cost-adding regulators. The integrated chip antenna exhibits significantly better radiation efficiency than small patch antennas and performs well against larger and heavier patch antennas. When the optional external antenna is used, the embedded antenna works as a low-cost back up. With its new AlwaysLocat mode, the UC530 autonomously activates periodically to provide location information, consuming only 3 mW average power depending on moving scenario.…