Design & Test

Averna Launches RF Record & Playback with Real-Time GNSS Simulator

June 17, 2015By
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Averna has launched an RF tool offering high-performance record-and-playback and real-time simulation in one platform. The Averna RP-6100 series is a self-contained, record-and-playback solution for RF application validation. It can capture all GNSS bands, as well as HD Radio, Wi-Fi, LTE, radar, and cognitive radio — plus impairments — to significantly advance RF projects and harden product designs. The RP-6100 series features up to... read more

MEMSIC Launches Inertial System with GPS

June 17, 2015By
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MEMSIC has launched its latest inertial system, the INS380 — a complete inertial navigation system with a built-in 48-channel GPS receiver. The INS380 is part of a portfolio of inertial systems enabled with MEMSIC’s SmartSensing technology for a broad range of precision-motion sensing applications. The MEMSIC portfolio consists of inertial measurement units (IMU), vertical gyros (VG), attitude and heading reference systems (AHRS), inertial navigation... read more

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The Remaking of Hemisphere

June 17, 2015By
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When Beijing UniStrong Science & Technology in China acquired the Hemisphere GPS OEM business in January 2013, and the significant Hemisphere GPS agriculture business split under the new AgJunction name, people may have gotten the impression that the OEM business was weakened by the break-up. But with some of the brightest innovators and developers in the GNSS OEM business, Hemisphere has a wealth of experience and a store of intellectual property as a part of the new organization — and the new Athena and Atlas. read more

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European GNSS R&D: There’s an App for That!

June 11, 2015By
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A free app for both iOS and Android features the results of European GNSS Agency (GSA) supported research and development initiatives. The new EGNSS Research and Development (R&D) application highlights the tangible results coming out of the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) and is designed to serve as inspiration for those participating in the Horizon 2020 (H2020) period. The FP7 and H2020 programs, supported by the GSA,... read more

OriginGPS Unveils Multi-GNSS Module with Antenna for Wearables

June 10, 2015By
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OriginGPS has launched the Multi Micro Hornet, a tiny fully integrated multiple constellation antenna module. The innovative architecture packs functionality and high-quality components in a small space to improve wearables’ fashion and function, the company said. “A recent study by the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) showed that multi-constellation is becoming a standard feature in today’s user equipment,” said Gal Jacobi, CEO... read more

Blink: Researchers Demonstrate Nanosecond Accuracy for Wireless Networks

June 9, 2015By
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Researchers experimentally demonstrate the first wireless network synchronized with accuracy of a billionth of a second. A new timing protocol, dubbed “Blink,” would allow for timing greater than that provided by GPS satellites. According to researchers, the protocol would allow for wireless transmission over longer distances with less energy — while improve the overall efficiency of wireless networks. Such an enhanced timing... read more

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Innovation: Carrier-Phase RF Ranging

June 8, 2015By
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Precise, Accurate and Multipath-Resistant Distance and Speed Measurements
In this month’s column, we take a look at a short-distance two-way ranging system using a 5.8-GHz carrier to supply not only precise and accurate distance measurements but also complementary measurements of speed. read more

Forsberg Germany Enters Strategic Partnership with Septentrio

June 5, 2015By

Forsberg Germany has begun a strategic partnership with Septentrio Satellite Navigation. Forsberg Germany is an OEM component supplier and system integrator, and Septentrio is a designer and manufacturer of GPS/GNSS receivers. Under the partnership, Forsberg Germany will become a distributor of Septentrio’s OEM boards. Forsberg Germany will sell and support Septentrio OEM receivers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This partnership combines Septentrio’s cm-accurate GNSS positioning technology... read more

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