Design & Test

SkyTraq Launches RTK Receiver for UAVs, Mobile

September 28, 2015By

SkyTraq Technology, a fabless GNSS positioning technology company, is introducing the S2525F8-BD-RTK, a cost-effective, low-power single-frequency RTK receiver for unmanned aerial systems and mobile platforms requiring centimeter-level position accuracy. The S2525F8-BD-RTK multi-constellation RTK receiver supports GPS, BDS, QZSS, and SBAS, simultaneously tracking up to 28 satellites. With its 25 x 25 millimeter form factor, 300-mW power consumption and 3 gram... read more

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Highlights from the Grand-Daddy of All GNSS Technical Conferences

September 23, 2015By

The ION GNSS+ 2015 Conference once again fielded a jam-packed agenda of papers on subjects  from world-wide constellation updates, through GNSS integrity, indoor navigation demonstrations, multi-constellation/function chipsets, interference mitigation and jamming detection, privacy issues, and many other very interesting subjects.   That’s GNSS+ in the conference name, as in “plus,” denoting the many other positioning, navigation, and timing technologies it covers.... read more

Broadcom Offers New GNSS Chip for Internet of Things

September 17, 2015By

Broadcom Corporation has announced a new GNSS chip for Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable devices that simplifies integration of GNSS into low-cost products. The advanced chip enables devices such as fitness bands to deliver pinpoint location while consuming minimal power and in some cases can eliminate the need for a separate microcontroller (MCU). The Broadcom BCM47748 removes a bulk... read more

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Unicore Releases GNSS High-Precision Board

September 17, 2015By
tri-constellation octa-frequency high-precision board.

Unicore has released the UB380 GPS/GLONASSS/BDS high-precision board at ION GNSS+ 2015, held this week in Tampa, Fla. UB380 is a multi-GNSS receiver that supports GPS, GLONASS and BDS. It is based on Unicore’s mature multi-GNSS system on chip (SoC). UB380 is designed for high-precision positioning, navigation and GBAS applications. UB380 can track GPS L1, L2, L5; GLONASS L1, L2; and... read more

New Spirent Test Framework Evaluates Threats to GPS, GNSS

September 14, 2015By

Spirent Communications has announced a Robust PNT Test Framework that evaluates GPS and GNSS security vulnerabilities for positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) systems. Threats to GNSS and related PNT applications are more orchestrated and coordinated, with the motivation to disrupt or cause financial loss. The technology to disrupt GPS has also become much more accessible, resulting in GPS vulnerability gaining attention... read more

Market Report Assesses U.S. GNSS Industry

September 11, 2015By

The United States GNSS Industry 2015 Market Research Report, now available from Wise Guy Reports, is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the GNSS industry. The 316-page QYResearch Group report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The GNSS market analysis is provided for the United States markets... read more

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Spirent to Demo GSS9790 Simulator in ION GNSS+ Session

September 9, 2015By

Spirent Federal Systems will demonstrate its GSS9790 simulator at ION GNSS+, taking place Sept. 14-17 in Tampa, Fla. The Spirent demonstration “Interference and Anti-jam Antenna Testing Using the Spirent Wavefront Simulator (GSS9790)” will take place in Room 17 on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2-2:45 p.m. Attendance gains one ticket for an Apple Watch raffle, with the winner to be announced Thursday at 4 p.m., Booth C in the... read more

Spirent Partners with Nottingham Scientific for Robust PNT

September 9, 2015By
Martin Foulger (left), general manager at Spirent Communications, meets with Mark Dumville, general Manager of NSL, at NSL's headquarters in Nottingham, UK. (Photo: Spirent)

Spirent Communications has entered into a strategic partnership with Nottingham Scientific Limited (NSL) to enable the detection, characterization and regeneration of threats to GNSS receiver systems. NSL is one of the companies in Europe involved in satellite navigation, specializing in developing reliable and robust GNSS technologies for a variety of applications, such as those that impact safety or are critical in... read more