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Broadcom Offers GNSS Location Chip with BeiDou Support Posted on 09 Dec 2013 in the Featured Stories & Latest News & Mobile Devices & OEM News & Product Showcase categories.

Broadcom Corporation has introduced the BCM47531, a GNSS chip that generates positioning data from five satellite constellations simultaneously — GPS, GLONASS, QZSS, SBAS and BeiDou. The newly added BeiDou constellation... Read more»

Galileo Position Fix with Open Source Software Receiver Achieved Posted on 06 Dec 2013 in the Featured Stories & Galileo & GNSS News & Latest News & OEM News categories.

For the first time, position fixes in real time using signals from Galileo have been achieved with an open source software receiver. The milestone was achieved by a research team from the Statistical Inference Department here at the Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), which manages the development of the open source project GNSS-SDR. Read more»

Navtech Partners with DW International on GNSS Coverage for Flight Planning Posted on 03 Dec 2013 in the Aviation & Latest News & Transportation News categories.

Navtech, Inc., a Toronto-based provider of flight operations services, has entered a partnership with DW International (DWI). The UK-based aviation consultancy will provide Navtech Flight Plan (NFP) customers with GNSS RAIM/RNP... Read more»

Trimble Updates Cloud-Based Software, App for Wastewater Management Posted on 03 Dec 2013 in the Built Structures & Government News & Mapping & Mapping & Natural Resources & Survey News & Surveying & Utilities categories.

Trimble has introduced a new version of its smart water and wastewater management software — Trimble Connect version 1.5. The latest release of the cloud-based software includes a suite of... Read more»

GPS HUD Windshield Display Helps Drivers Navigate Safely Posted on 02 Dec 2013 in the Featured Stories & In-Vehicle Services & LBS/Wireless News & Personal Navigation & Road & Transportation News categories.

Sygic has announced a new product to make driving safer. Sygic’s Heads-up-Display (HUD) product projects navigation information onto drivers’ windshields, so they never have to take their eyes off the... Read more»

Galileo’s First Two FOC Satellites Endure Simulated Space Tests Posted on 02 Dec 2013 in the Featured Stories & Galileo & GNSS News & Latest News categories.

ESA’s newest Galileo satellite has emerged from five weeks of simulated space conditions. On Friday, a hatch slid open to end its thermal-vacuum test, a milestone on the way to... Read more»

u-blox Launches Precision Timing Module for Cellular Networks Posted on 02 Dec 2013 in the Latest News & LBS/Wireless News & Timing categories.

Swiss-based u‑blox has unveiled the LEA-M8F precision timing GNSS module. The compact, surface-mount module generates a precise 30.72 MHz reference clock crucial for synchronizing industrial data and communication systems such... Read more»

Amazon Demonstrates Drone Delivery Service Posted on 02 Dec 2013 in the Featured Stories & Latest News & Machine Control & Maps & Services & OEM News & Transportation News categories.

Amazon has unveiled its plans for a new Prime Air service that uses drone helicopters to deliver customers’ orders in as little as 30 minutes. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said... Read more»