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High-Precision Receiver Design: More than Accuracy

September 2, 2015By
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Users in emerging applications may have different requirements from traditional high-precision users. Tracking all of the new multi-GNSS signals, and then using the large number of inputs in the positioning engine, drives the amount of processing power and memory required onboard the receiver. These in turn drive the cost, size and power consumption of the receiver in exactly the opposite direction from the expectations of customers. read more

PCTEL to Offer Range of Antennas at ION GNSS+

September 2, 2015By
PCTEL's GEO-GNSS antennas.

PCTEL’s GPS/GLONASS high-performance asset tracking and synchronization helix antennas are now available commercially. The antennas capture the frequencies needed for GPS, Galileo and GLONASS satellite reception. This cross-compatibility allows global OEMs to use one standard platform to serve both European and U.S. markets. PCTEL will display its new IP67-rated GEO-GNSS antennas and other mobile and GPS antennas Sept. 16-17 at ION... read more

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Tallysman Introduces Wideband Embedded GNSS Antennas

September 1, 2015By

Tallysman, a manufacturer of economical high-performance GNSS antennas, has announced a new series of L1 band Accutenna wideband antennas for OEM applications. The antennas are offered in three formats for reception of GPS; GPS + GLONASS; or Galileo + GPS + GLONASS + BeiDou. Each antenna type features Tallysman’s Accutenna technology, which provides high rejection of multi-path signals, with low axial ratios, and tight Phase... read more

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Out in Front: Addiction on the Rise

September 1, 2015By
How accurate is good enough for the majority of your market sector? This chart show the answers from those who identified themselves as members of the survey and high-precision community. For more results from this and other sectors, see the 2015 State of the GNSS Industry Report.

Memory fails as to who first said “Accuracy is addictive.” Or perhaps it’s my knowledge base that is deficient. At any rate, I’ll gladly publish documented evidence from anyone who can show the earliest — print or audio — expression of that dictum. It continues to hold as true for this industry as Moore’s Law does for computer technology as a... read more

The Economic Benefits of GPS

September 1, 2015By
Figure 2. U.S. trade in GPS equipment, 2013 (millions of dollars).

This article is based on a presentation to the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing Advisory Board in June 2015. The study reported on at the meeting was requested by the National Executive Committee for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing. It demonstrates the widespread use and importance of GPS to the U.S., with estimated benefits in 2013 of about $56... read more

GlobalTop Unveils Tiny Mediatek Multi-GNSS Module

August 31, 2015By

GlobalTop Technology has launched FireFly X1, a tiny Mediatek-based multi-GNSS module. With a compact size of 9.0 x 9.5 x 2.1 millimeters, it’s one of the smallest multi-GNSS modules in the industry, the company said. “Compact size and low-power consumption will be the key [unique selling points] for the next generation of M2M Devices,” said Sam Khan, vice CEO of GlobalTop... read more

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OriginGPS Nano Hornet Module Powers TobyRich Gaming Drones

August 21, 2015By
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TobyRich has integrated OriginGPS’ Nano Hornet into a smartphone-controlled gaming drone line, to extend its range and enhance its directional capabilities. By leveraging the Nano Hornet, a tiny GPS module with an integrated antenna, TobyRich was able to design a smaller, sleeker form factor for its innovative drones while taking advantage of OriginGPS’ performance and low-power consumption features, according to... read more

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Tallysman Launches Higher Gain Dual-Frequency Antenna

August 19, 2015By

Tallysman, a manufacturer of high-performance GNSS antennas, has launched a higher gain dual-frequency embedded antenna: the TW3870E. The TW3870E antenna has a typical gain of 35 dB which is required by some GNSS receivers, such as Trimble’s BD9xx family of receivers. The antenna is capable of receiving GPS L1/L2 and GLONASS G1/G2 signals. It employs Tallysman’s Accutenna technology, which can... read more

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