Hemisphere GNSS offers Eclipse P328 OEM positioning board

October 13, 2016By

Hemisphere GNSS has announced the Eclipse P328, the next offering in a line of new and refreshed, low-power, high-precision, positioning OEM boards. The multi-frequency, multi-GNSS P328 is an all signals receiver board that includes Hemisphere’s new and innovative hardware platform and integrates Atlas GNSS Global Corrections. Hemisphere GNSS is showcasing the Eclipse P328 OEM positioning board at Intergeo in Hamburg, Germany, October 11-13,... read more

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Sensor integration key at InterGeo

October 12, 2016By

Last year at InterGeo 2015, UAVs ruled, for at least the second year in a row, although some of its newest-thing gloss seemed to be wearing off. This year, sensor integration in both hardware and software is a dominant theme — and one with broader implications and applications. GNSS positioning technology, aided in many cases by laser scanning, other imaging... read more

Innovation: Getting there safely with chip-scale atomic clocks

October 12, 2016By and
FIGURE 2. Test track. The yellow ellipse marks a treed lane with signal obstructions.

Better GNSS Navigation and Spoofing Detection with Chip-Scale Atomic Clocks It’s all physics. How things work, that is. You’ve heard me say that before in this column, but I suppose I’m a little biased (or realistic) as my first degree is in physics — applied physics, to be more precise. Mind you, some chemists might disagree that it’s all down to... read more

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Firmware update for inertial Ekinox and Apogee sensors

October 11, 2016By

SBG Systems displays their full range of MEMS-based inertial sensors at InterGeo 2016, with a major firmware update for its Ekinox and Apogee product lines. The key improvements in the update include a 15% improvement on orientation and navigation data and better robustness under harsh environments. This firmware is a complete rework of existing functionalities with the addition of new... read more

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Swift Navigation offers multi-band, multi-constellation receiver

October 10, 2016By
The Piksi Multi with an evaluation board.

Swift Navigation has announced its newest product, Piksi Multi, a multi-band, multi-constellation high-precision GNSS receiver for the mass market. A San Francisco-based startup, Swift Navigation introduced the first Piksi GNSS receiver in January. Swift Navigation will be showing Piksi Multi at InterGeo Oct. 11-13 in Hamburg, Germany. The company’s booth is located in Hall A1, in the US Pavilion, booth #B1.061. Autonomous devices... read more

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Precision GNSS in phones, drones and cars forecast by 2021

October 3, 2016By

Low-cost, precision GNSS receivers will become a reality in the driverless car, drone and even smartphone markets by 2021, finds ABI Research. The automotive industry will be the main driver behind precision GNSS receiver adoption, in which centimeter-level accuracy is essential to complete driver safety systems with the redundancy necessary for autonomous vehicles. “There is a variety of competing technologies... read more

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HellaPHY wireless positioning better than 50 meters for IoT

September 26, 2016By

Acorn Technologies Inc., a semiconductor and wireless technology company focused on the Internet of Things (IoT), has developed and  demonstrated new wireless long-term evolution (LTE) positioning technology for the location of things. The LTE location-based technology meets the new Enhanced 911 (E911) mandate performance requirements and performs well in very low bandwidth conditions. HellaPHY technology provides better than 50-meter accuracy... read more

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Launchpad: Multi-frequency GNSS RF front-ends

September 26, 2016By

4- and 7-channel research and evaluation platforms The NT1065_USB3 and Multi_GNSS_Grabber_Board are research and evaluation platforms for professional navigation receivers, based on NTLab’s RF front-end integrated circuits: the NT1065 “Nomada” (4-channel GPS/GLONASS/Galileo/BeiDou/IRNSS/QZSS, L1/L2/L3/L5 band) and NT2024 (3-channel GPS/GLONASS L1/L2 and S-band). Both boards support USB3 connection, thus allowing the user to process captured satellite signals on a PC. NT1065_USB3 Multi-band... read more

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