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Launchpad: Reference clock, receivers, drones

April 25, 2017By
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OEM High-Frequency TCXOs Ultra stable for low jitter and phase noise applications The RHT1490 series of high-frequency and low-jitter ultra-stable TCXOs are available in frequencies from 50 MHz to 204.8 MHz. It delivers telecommunications-grade stability with a low real mean squared (rms) phase jitter of <200 fs (12 kHz–20 MHz). The platform’s frequency output enables lower system jitter, allowing communication... read more

Topcon’s new GNSS receiver boards have expanded constellation tracking

April 24, 2017By
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Topcon Positioning Group has launched two new full constellation GNSS receivers for the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) market. The new B111 and B125 boards are designed for use with a broad range of positioning applications. The boards utilize the GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo constellations with the B111 tracking signals in the L1 and L2 frequency band, while the B125... read more

Skydel teams with Noffz to increase presence in Europe

April 21, 2017By
Galileot will reach Full Operational Capability (FOC) in 2019. Simulation of the complete Galileo constellation is possible with Skydel's SDX GNSS simulator.

Skydel, a GNSS test solutions company, has partnered with Germany-based Noffz to deliver SDX GNSS simulation to clients in Europe. Noffz creates test systems and solutions in the area of the Internet of Things (IoT) — especially in automotive RF-test applications around eCall, network access devices, telematics control units, infotainment/multimedia units and automotive radar. With nearly 30 years of experience, Noffz... read more

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New developments in UAV navigation and control

April 19, 2017By
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Since we’re running essentially a navigation magazine, someone had the bright idea that maybe we could bring together the monthly review of UAS/UAV activities combined with some hint of navigation content. Seems reasonable. So delving into the academic world once more, we’ve been searching for prior papers that address novel ways for divining where a UAV might be and how it... read more

Octopus ISR Systems integrates VectorNav INS on new gimbal series

April 18, 2017By
Octopus ISR Systems’ Epsilon 140z gyro-stabilized gimbal.

Octopus ISR Systems, a division of UAV Factory Ltd., has released a precision geo-pointing feature for its miniature Epsilon series of gyro-stabilized gimbals. The feature, Precision Geo-Lock, combines a GPS-aided inertial navigation system (GPS/INS) with dedicated software algorithms and payload operator software. To guarantee the successful implementation of the Precision Geo-Lock feature, UAV Factory partnered with VectorNav Technologies of Dallas. Precision Geo-Lock... read more

European satnav competition open for submissions

April 10, 2017By
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The European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) — the largest international competition for the commercial use of satellite navigation — is once again in search of outstanding ideas and business models for accelerating Galileo applications. Renowned institutions and regional partners are set to award prizes worth a total of more than €1 million in more than 20 categories. Submissions are due... read more

Tersus GNSS launches Precis-BX306 RTK board

April 10, 2017By
The Tersus GNSS Precis-BX306.

Tersus GNSS Inc., a GNSS real-time kinematic (RTK) manufacturing company, has launched its new GNSS RTK board, the Precis-BX306. The launch of Precis-BX306 aims at facilitating the applications that need centimeter positioning accuracy and dynamic operation mode, enforcing effective observation data logging and management, and popularizing the adoption of high precision in aerial mapping and drone-related integration. Compared with previous Precis... read more

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Sierra Wireless acquires GlobalTop’s GNSS embedded module business

April 3, 2017By
The TitanX1 GNSS antenna.

Sierra Wireless, a provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things, has completed the acquisition of GlobalTop Technology’s GNSS embedded module business for $3.2 million. GlobalTop’s GNSS embedded module portfolio will become part of the Sierra Wireless OEM Solutions product line, and the GNSS staff from GlobalTop will join Sierra Wireless. GlobalTop’s GNSS products generated $5 million in... read more