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Hot research: Improved car nav downtown, indoor mapping with drones

March 16, 2016By

While most Western car-nav systems use only GPS, a new study clearly shows an advantage to embedding multi-constellation receivers in these systems. Plus: A step closer to using UAVs for indoor mapping. read more

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Averna acquires European company Test & Measurement Solutions

March 14, 2016By

Averna has acquired 100 percent of Europe-based Test & Measurement Solutions for an undisclosed amount. Averna is a developer of test solutions and services for communications and electronics device-makers worldwide. Averna’s main shareholders, Tandem Expansion and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), both helped finance the acquisition. For CDPQ, the investment is consistent with its objective to further the international expansion... read more

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D-COAX offers reconfigurable probe station for chip testing

March 7, 2016By
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D-COAX Inc. has introduced a reconfigurable probe station (Model W4.0 x L6.5) for design engineers and technicians. It’s used to test a chip or small circuit board for the project that cannot wait for local lab probe station availability. The probe station has a small footprint (X = 22 in, Y = 9 in, Z = 8 inch) and can... read more

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Trimble multi-GNSS timing antenna allows for BeiDou, Galileo

March 7, 2016By

Trimble has introduced its latest smart antenna with an integrated multi-GNSS receiver for high accuracy and precise timing applications. The Acutime 360 smart antenna provides a pulse-per-second (PPS) output synchronized to UTC within 15 nanoseconds (one sigma). The Acutime 360 is the latest in the Acutime line of products, which have been deployed in the field for more than 20 years. With... read more

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Opportunity for Accuracy: Terrestrial SOPs attractive supplement to GNSS

March 7, 2016By
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Exploiting terrestrial signals of opportunity (SOPs) can significantly reduce the vertical dilution of precision (VDOP) of a GNSS navigation solution. Simulation and experimental results show that adding cellular SOP observables is more effective in reducing VDOP than adding GNSS space vehicle (SV) observables. read more

VectorNav Technologies introduces VN-360 GPS-Compass

March 3, 2016By
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VectorNav Technologies has introduced the VN-360 GPS-Compass heading and position sensor. The VN-360 is an OEM GPS-Compass module that provides an accurate, True North heading solution for systems integrators seeking a reliable alternative to magnetic-based sensors. Many systems currently available on the market depend on digital magnetometers for providing heading measurements of a manned or unmanned platform. However, the majority of... read more

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SBG Systems offers inertial sensors in subsea enclosures

March 2, 2016By
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SBG Systems has released the Apogee-M and the Apogee-U, two inertial sensors, to complete the Apogee product line. The Apogee-M is a motion reference unit (MRU), and the Apogee-U is an inertial navigation system (INS). Both are made of titanium with a depth rating of 200 meters. Apogee Series is an accurate INS based on robust micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology. One year... read more

Micro module designed for UAVs, wearables

February 24, 2016By

GNSS module maker OriginGPS has launched the new Multi Micro Spider, which has a fully integrated and highly sensitive multi-GNSS module, with support for GPS, Glonass, BeiDou and Galileo. The Multi Micro Spider is designed for applications that require quick movement, minimal power consumption and ultra-small form factors, such as wearables and drones. Like its predecessor, the Multi Micro Hornet (ORG1510-MK), the... read more

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