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Tallysman introduces upper GNSS band, L-band capable antennas

December 3, 2015By
The Tallysman TW2940.

Tallysman has introduced the TW2920 antenna for simultaneous reception of L-band correction signals and all of the upper band GNSS signals, including GPS L1, GLONASS G1, Galileo E1 and BeiDou B1. The TW2920’s 1-dB bandwidth covers 1525-1559 MHz for the L-band downlink and 1559-1610MHz for the upper-band GNSS. The LNA of the TW2920 provides 28dB of gain; the TW2940 is a higher... read more

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PlanetiQ signs weather satellite launch contract with India’s Antrix

December 3, 2015By
24 hours of data from 12 PlanetiQ satellites = ~34,000 occultations/day.

PlanetiQ has signed a contract with Antrix Corporation Limited, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), for the launch of PlanetiQ’s first two weather satellites on a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) during the fourth quarter of 2016. Ten more satellites are planned for launch in 2017 to complete an initial set of 12 satellites that will... read more

SBG Systems moves US office from Chicago to California

December 3, 2015By

SBG Systems has moved its United States headquarters office from Chicago, Illinois, to Huntington Beach, California. SBG Systems is a supplier of miniature, high-performance and innovative motion sensing solutions. SBG Systems headquarters are based in Rueil-Malmaison, France. Its California office has an additional 10,000 square feet. “We will be able to offer better delivery times, more convenient meeting facilities to... read more

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u-blox joins Qualcomm and Broadcom as top three GPS/GNSS IC vendors

December 2, 2015By

ABI Research’s competitive analysis evaluates GNSS IC vendors across innovation and implementation parameters The GNSS market is slowly shifting in new directions, according to ABI Research. While the smartphone market continues to grow, new opportunities are also emerging in automotive, insurance, wearables, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and the Internet of Things (IoT). Overall, the GNSS market is forecast to continue to... read more

Israeli startup aims for flexibility with GNSS software receiver

December 2, 2015By
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Galileo Satellite Navigation Ltd. (GSN), an Israeli startup, is demonstrating a navigation solution that can “pull the sword out of the stone,” said Uri Michon, sales and marketing manager for GSN. The company has developed its own GNSS software receiver, and is now in the final stage of integration to a Korean (long-term evolution) LTE integrated circuit (IC) manufacturer platform.... read more

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Jackson Labs provides GNSS PNT replacement module for legacy receivers

November 23, 2015By
M12M Replacement Receiver GNSS module.

Jackson Labs Technologies Inc. has made available the M12M Replacement Receiver GNSS module that is form-fit-function compatible to the legacy Motorola M12M and M12+ timing and navigation receivers. It uses an eighth-generation GNSS timing-enabled receiver allowing 72 GNSS-channel reception with any two GNSS systems being received simultaneously. The M12M adds configurability via USB ports as well as dual in-line package (DIP) switches and various status... read more

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Alternative GPS/GNSS test method plus simulation updates

November 19, 2015By
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Note: In May 2013 this newsletter published a column on “What’s New in GNSS Simulation.” This month, Editor Tony Murfin takes a brief look at a new start-up in GNSS simulation, Skydel, and its software signal simulator. We also provide quick updates on the latest from those simulation companies and others. Skydel Software-defined simulator Skydel provides a software-defined simulator using... read more

Shareholders of Avago approve merger With Broadcom

November 12, 2015By

Avago Technologies Ltd. will move ahead with its merger with Broadcom Corporation, following a shareholder meeting Nov. 10 where shareholders overwhelmingly approved the business transaction. Avago and Broadcom announced their merger agreement on May 28. The companies have received clearance on the proposed merger from the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States and antitrust authorities in the United... read more

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