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Spectracom adds resiliency for military communications system

July 25, 2016By

Secondary receiver uses eLoran to back up GPS time Spectracom has been selected to provide Interference, Detection and Mitigation (IDM) capability to its SecureSync precision time and frequency reference system to support Rohde & Schwarz Benelux B.V. and the Netherlands Ministry of Defence for secure long-range military communications systems. The upgrade, which is based on a secondary receiver that extracts... read more

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U-blox produces automotive-grade positioning modules

July 20, 2016By
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U-blox has added automotive qualified product variants to its range of positioning and cellular wireless connectivity modules: the NEO-M8Q-01A, NEO-M8L-01A, SARA-G350-02A  and LISA-U201-03A. Manufactured according to the ISO/TS 16949 automotive supply-chain quality management standard, the modules are thoroughly tested with an extended qualification process aimed at achieving the lowest level of failure rates, u-blox said. Leveraging the early production experience of tens of millions of... read more

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OriginGPS and TDK collaborate on antenna integration for wearables

July 18, 2016By

TDK, a manufacturer of electronic components, and OriginGPS, a manufacturer of miniature GNSS modules, are collaborating to maximize GNSS performance in small devices such as wearables. As part of the collaboration, customers using OriginGPS Spider modules will receive increased support to integrate TDK antennas into their designs, including existing reference designs coupled with TDK’s extensive electromagnetic simulation capabilities on GNSS performance. “TDK is one... read more

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ComNav releases new-generation OEM Boards

July 18, 2016By
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ComNav Technology has released its advanced K700 and K708 GNSS OEM boards to the international market. With the advanced ComNav application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) chip, K7-series OEM boards have higher observation data quality and lower power consumption compared to previous K5-series OEM boards. The data output rate also increases substantially by working with a new Atmel processor. As a cost-effective GNSS OEM board, K700 is... read more

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BeiDou industry on path similar to GPS

July 13, 2016By
Startup companies seven years ago have grown into large, vertically integrated higher end suppliers, opening the low-cost, general purpose market sector for new entrants.

The domestic Chinese satellite navigation industry is thriving, based on the growing availability of Beidou signals combined with the baseline GPS constellation. read more

Handheld Nautiz X2 rugged Android device now available

July 12, 2016By
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Handheld Group has launched the new Nautiz X2 enterprise handheld, which integrates a high-quality scanner, camera and mobile phone. The rugged Nautiz X2, available now, can be used in challenging outdoor environments with moisture, dust, extreme temperatures and potential drops, the company says. The Nautiz X2 features include: Computing power from a quad-core processor and Android 5.1 Lollipop OS. High-quality,... read more

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GPS ground control making progress, but needs more money

July 12, 2016By

The Pentagon is seeking an additional $39.2 million from Congress to help develop the United States Air Force’s next-generation GPS ground control system (OCX), reports Inside Defense. Without the additional funding, the OCX would be delayed an additional four months and cost $90 million more to complete, the Pentagon said. The embattled OCX showed progress in its July 7 quarterly review,... read more

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DOT conducts more testing for GPS adjacent band compatibility study

July 12, 2016By

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is conducting additional testing of GPS/GNSS receivers this month as part of the DOT Adjacent Band Compatibility Study, according to a Federal Register notice. The goal of the study is to evaluate the adjacent radio frequency band power levels that can be tolerated by GPS/GNSS receivers, and advance the DOT’s understanding of the extent to... read more

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