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U-blox cellular module integrates GNSS with LTE modem for IoT

November 7, 2016By

U-blox has launched the LARA-R3121, a new module comprising a single-mode LTE Category 1 modem and a GNSS positioning engine specifically designed for Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) devices. The LARA-R3121 is designed for IoT applications including smart utility metering, connected health and patient monitoring, smart buildings, security and video surveillance, smart payment and point-of-sale (POS) systems, as well as... read more

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Launchpad: Timing receiver, AR smart glasses

November 5, 2016By

OEM GNSS receiver High precision for the mass market The Piksi Multi is a multi-band, multi-constellation receiver for the mass market. Autonomous devices require precision navigation, especially those that perform critical functions. The receiver uses real-time kinematics (RTK) technology, providing location solutions 100 times more accurate than traditional GPS. Piksi Multi supports GPS L1/L2 and is hardware-ready for GLONASS G1/G2,... read more

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Skydel Solutions adds Beidou in latest SDX release

November 2, 2016By

Out today, release 16.11 of Skydel Solutions’ SDX simulation software adds BeiDou to the list of constellations that SDX can simulate. Following release 16.7 in July, which added Galileo, the update makes SDX a multi-constellation, multi-frequency GNSS simulator. Here are major improvements to the SDX simulator: Added Galileo E1 (16.7) Improvements to the Sky View and the display of multiple constellations (16.7) Added Galileo... read more

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NovAtel turns to Stanford lab for high-precision vehicle study

November 1, 2016By

NovAtel Inc. has placed a research contract to determine how GNSS technology can deliver a positioning solution that meets both the safety and accuracy requirements of unmanned automotive vehicles. The research conducted by the GPS Research Laboratory at Stanford University will expand the scope of similar research for aircraft applications. The research will include study concepts for high-precision, high-integrity carrier... read more

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Make it real: Developing a test framework for PNT systems and devices

Tests of the robustness of commercial GNSS devices against threats show that different receivers behave differently in the presence of the same threat vectors. A risk-assessment framework for PNT systems can gauge real-world threat vectors, then the most appropriate and cost-effective mitigation can be selected. Vulnerabilities of GNSS positioning, navigation and timing are a consequence of the signals’ very low... read more

Testing susceptibility to GPS spoofing

October 30, 2016By

Spoofing as it applies to GPS is an attempt to deceive a GPS receiver by broadcasting signals that the receiver will use instead of the live sky signals. Spoofing is different from jamming. Jamming is easier for a receiver to detect, and while it can disrupt the receiver, it cannot relocate it. Spoofing can be used as an attack on... read more

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Telit offers new GNSS module

October 25, 2016By

Telit‘s Jupiter SE873Q5 module is now available. The SE873Q5 is an ultra-low-power, high-sensitivity GNSS module with very small physical dimensions, completely compatible with its SE873 module. The new module leverages Telit innovation in miniaturization technology to improve power saving and sensitivity, delivering longer battery life and expanding design possibilities for tracking and navigation application areas particularly in wearable devices. The... read more

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OriginGPS offers module plus software for drone navigation

October 24, 2016By

OriginGPS, a manufacturer of miniature GNSS modules, has launched three new products built on the flash-based SiRFstar V from Qualcomm Technologies Inc. This latest trio of modules has drone features such as low-latency velocity and position outputs and 5-Hz position updates. The Multi Hornet and Multi Micro Hornet offer drone OEMs a choice between 10 by 10 millimeter or 18 by 18 millimeter integrated, high-performance... read more

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