Matek Systems M8Q-5883 SAM-M8Q GPS & QMC5883L Compass Module

Matek Systems M8Q-5883 Ublox SAM-M8Q GPS & QMC5883L Compass Module for RC Drone FPV Racing

Brand name: Matek
Item name: GPS & compass module M8Q-5883
Dimensions: L20 x W20 x H10 mm
Weight: 7 gram
Input voltage range: 4~6V
Uart (Tx,Rx) interface for GPS SAM-M8Q
I2C (DA,CL) interface for Compass QMC5883L
Battery for HOT module start
Power LED(Red) & Time pulse LED(Blue)
Supported by INAV/Betaflight/Ardupilot, ect.

-72-channel u-blox M8 engine GPS L1C/A, SBAS L1C/A, QZSS L1C/A, QZSS L1 SAIF, GLONASS L1OF, Galileo E1B/C

-On-board Ultra low noise 3.3V voltage regulator and RF filter for noise blocking

-Features an additional front-end LNA for optimized performance and a front-end SAW filter for increased jamming immunity

-Build-in embedded GNSS patch antenna, low power consumption

-The 15 x 15 mm patch antenna provides the best compromise between the performance of a Right Hand Circular Polarized (RHCP) antenna and a small size
to be integrated in any design.

-Magnetic sensor QMC5883L integrated

-Max navigation update rate

Single GNSS up to 18 Hz

2 Concurrent GNSS(GPS & GLONASS) up to 10 Hz

-Horizontal position accuracy(GPS & GLONASS) 2.5 m CEP

-Velocity accuracy 0.05m/s

-Cold start 26 s

Aided cold starts: 2 s

Hot start 1 s


Tracking & Navigation: –165 dBm

Reacquisition: –158 dBm

Cold start: –146 dBm

Hot start: –155 dBm


-GPS, GLONASS, SBAS, QZSS are enabled by default

-Blue PPS LED blinking(1Hz) means 3D fixed

-update rate 1Hz & baudrate 9600 default

-Baud 9600~115200 supported by INAV/BF/Ardupilot

-update rate 5Hz with INAV UBLOX Protocol

-update rate 10Hz with INAV UBLOX7 Protocol

-Compass Alignment(Arrow forward):

INAV/BF: CW 270° Flip

Ardupilot/Mission Planner: Rotation None

-BF doesn’t support GPS position hold and RTH, GPS Rescue mode is supported by BF3.5 or last.

-No need compass for Fixed wings with INAV firmware

-The scratches on ceramic antenna are the result of tuning the antenna by ublox.

u-center Windows

Package included:
1x M8Q-5883 module
1x SH1.0-6P 20cm silicon wire
1x Transparent PVC Heat-shrink tube

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