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Innovation: Better GNSS navigation and spoofing detection with chip-scale atomic clocks

October 12, 2016By and
FIGURE 2. Test track. The yellow ellipse marks a treed lane with signal obstructions.

Getting there more safely
We discuss how chip-scale atomic clocks can help us navigate more safely by allowing a GNSS receiver to position itself more accurately even with only three satellites in view, and to protect itself by being able to detect a sophisticated spoofing attempt. read more

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Firmware update for inertial Ekinox and Apogee sensors

October 11, 2016By

SBG Systems displays their full range of MEMS-based inertial sensors at InterGeo 2016, with a major firmware update for its Ekinox and Apogee product lines. The key improvements in the update include a 15% improvement on orientation and navigation data and better robustness under harsh environments. This firmware is a complete rework of existing functionalities with the addition of new... read more

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Swift Navigation offers multi-band, multi-constellation receiver

October 10, 2016By
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Swift Navigation has announced its newest product, Piksi Multi, a multi-band, multi-constellation high-precision GNSS receiver for the mass market. A San Francisco-based startup, Swift Navigation introduced the first Piksi GNSS receiver in January. Swift Navigation will be showing Piksi Multi at InterGeo Oct. 11-13 in Hamburg, Germany. The company’s booth is located in Hall A1, in the US Pavilion, booth #B1.061. Autonomous devices... read more

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Precision GNSS in phones, drones and cars forecast by 2021

October 3, 2016By
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Low-cost, precision GNSS receivers will become a reality in the driverless car, drone and even smartphone markets by 2021, finds ABI Research. The automotive industry will be the main driver behind precision GNSS receiver adoption, in which centimeter-level accuracy is essential to complete driver safety systems with the redundancy necessary for autonomous vehicles. “There is a variety of competing technologies... read more

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HellaPHY wireless positioning better than 50 meters for IoT

September 26, 2016By

Acorn Technologies Inc., a semiconductor and wireless technology company focused on the Internet of Things (IoT), has developed and  demonstrated new wireless long-term evolution (LTE) positioning technology for the location of things. The LTE location-based technology meets the new Enhanced 911 (E911) mandate performance requirements and performs well in very low bandwidth conditions. HellaPHY technology provides better than 50-meter accuracy... read more

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Launchpad: Multi-frequency GNSS RF front-ends

September 26, 2016By
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4- and 7-channel research and evaluation platforms The NT1065_USB3 and Multi_GNSS_Grabber_Board are research and evaluation platforms for professional navigation receivers, based on NTLab’s RF front-end integrated circuits: the NT1065 “Nomada” (4-channel GPS/GLONASS/Galileo/BeiDou/IRNSS/QZSS, L1/L2/L3/L5 band) and NT2024 (3-channel GPS/GLONASS L1/L2 and S-band). Both boards support USB3 connection, thus allowing the user to process captured satellite signals on a PC. NT1065_USB3 Multi-band... read more

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Launchpad: Penta-frequency compact board

September 24, 2016By
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GPS/GLONASS/BeidDou tri-system board The UB351/352 GPS/GLONASS/BDS tri-system penta-frequency OEM boards are based on Unicore’s mature multi-GNSS system on chip (SoC). UB351/352 both use a low-power consumption design, support multipath mitigation and offer millimeter-level carrier-phase observations with centimeter-level RTK positioning accuracy. Instant RTK and high-precision heading advanced technologies are particularly appropriate for applications requiring high-precision positioning, navigation and heading. UB351/352 have... read more

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NovAtel adds 2 IMU units to SPAN portfolio

September 23, 2016By

NovAtel debuted two new inertial measurement unit (IMU) products within its SPAN technology portfolio at ION GNSS+ 2016, which was held Sep. 12-16 in Portland, Oregon. SPAN couples NovAtel’s GNSS precise positioning technology with robust inertial navigation systems (INS) to provide continuous 3D position, velocity and attitude solutions, the company says in a news release. The compact IMU-µIMU-IC is a... read more

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