u-blox announced its UBX‑P3 chip for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) wireless communication based on the DSRC/802.11p standard. The chip builds on the success of the u-blox THEO‑P1 and VERA-P1 V2X modules. As the market leader in automotive positioning solutions, u-blox has two decades of experience working with the automotive industry’s quality and supply requirements.
UBX-P3 communicates via the IEEE 802.11p wireless standard, known as Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) in the USA.
Offered in a compact 9 x 11-millimeter form factor, the UBX-P3 supports various design options for flexible deployments in the vehicle and the road-side infrastructure. It concurrently communicates on two channels, which means that safety and service messages can be processed continuously providing greater safety in traffic. Alternatively, it can be used to enable the chip to simultaneously communicate on the same channel using two antennas, thus providing vehicles full coverage with no blind spots.
“UBX-P3 is the fruit of our longstanding investment in the development of V2X. We are convinced that this innovative chip will contribute to accelerating the deployment of DSRC/802.11p technologies to make transportation safer, more efficient, and more sustainable,” said Herbert Blaser, Senior Director, Product Center Short Range Radio at u‑blox.