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u-blox Launches EVA-7M Standalone GNSS Module

November 20, 2013By
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Swiss-based u‑blox has introduced its smallest standalone GNSS positioning module, the EVA-7M. Designed for cost and space sensitive applications, the highly integrated 7 x 7 x 1.1 mm LGA module comprises all necessary components, including crystal and passives: only an  antenna is needed for global positioning capability. The module supports GPS, GLONASS, QZSS, and all SBAS augmentation systems. Based on... read more

Volvo and Mercedes-Benz Driving Roll Out of ADAS as Standard Equipment in Cars

November 4, 2013By

​ABI Research forecasts that the global market for Driver Monitoring Systems (DMS) will reach 64.8 million units by the end of 2020 with the majority of shipments being accounted for in vehicles sold in the Asia-Pacific region. These findings are part of ABI Research’s Intelligent Transportation Systems Research Service and includes detailed installed base and forecasts of ADAS systems [‪advanced... read more

FM Series GPS Receiver Module Brings High-Position Accuracy in Small Package

October 30, 2013By
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Linx Technologies announces its launch of the self-contained, high-performance FM GPS receiver modules. At 15 x 13 millimeters in size, the MediaTek MT3339-based FM Series gives the module fast lock times and high position accuracy even at low signal levels, the company said. The module’s very low power consumption helps maximize run times in battery powered applications, such as positioning... read more

Parsec Technologies Combines Telit Technology with Micro-Mini Modules to Deliver Tiny GPS Receivers

October 10, 2013By

Parsec Technologies, Inc., today announced that the company’s Micro-Mini PTA/PT family of GNSS/GPS receiver modules seamlessly integrates with the Telit Wireless Solutions Jupiter SE880 three-dimensional system-in-a-package (3D-SIP) to enable what it calls the world’s smallest- to-date, commercial-class, low-cost GPS L1 receiver. By combining a PTA/PT family module with the Jupiter SE880 3D-SIP, OEMs and integrators are able to deliver a... read more

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u-blox M8 Multi-GNSS Platform Offers Concurrent Tracking

October 9, 2013By
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u‑blox has announced the launch of its newest core positioning platform, the u-blox M8. The new chip forms the basis of u-blox’ upcoming line of positioning modules, which are able to acquire and track different satellite systems concurrently to achieve higher accuracy and reliability. Supporting all deployed as well as upcoming GNSSs, the platform is based on the UBX-M8030 concurrent... read more

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SkyTraq Introduces Consumer GPS/GNSS Receiver

September 3, 2013By

SkyTraq Technology, Inc., a fabless GNSS positioning technology company, has introduced its fast consumer-grade 50-Hz update rate S1216F8 GPS receiver module. The module supports GPS, QZSS, WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS, and GAGAN satellite signal reception. The S1216F8 receiver is based on SkyTraq’s newest 55-nm Venus 8 GPS/GNSS chipset. The Venus 8 is a low-cost commercial GPS/GNSS chipset incorporating an IEEE-754 compliant... read more

IFEN and WORK Microwave Offer BeiDou-2 Support, Enhancements for NavX-NCS GNSS Simulators

August 15, 2013By
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The NavX-NCS GNSS multi-frequency simulator now supports China’s BeiDou-2 navigation satellite system. BeiDou support is a key enhancement in software update V.1.9 for the NavX-NCS GNSS multi-frequency simulator product line, by IFEN  and  WORK Microwave. Leveraging new features and functionalities, users have the flexibility to support a wide range of constellations, frequencies, and channels for research and development of GNSS... read more

Trimble Launches AP15 GNSS-Inertial Board Set for Positioning

August 14, 2013By
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Trimble introduced today the Trimble AP15, the latest member of the AP series of OEM GNSS-Inertial board sets. The introduction was made at the AUVSI 2013 Conference and Exhibition, being held in Washington, D.C. The AP15 uses a custom Micro Electromechanical Machined (MEMS) based Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). It is the first product to take advantage of Applanix’ proprietary calibration... read more