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Innovation: Evolutionary and revolutionary

July 11, 2016By
FIGURE 1.  An extended bandwidth GNSS antenna. The lower and connected dipoles are tuned to L2 and the upper coupled shorted dipoles are tuned to L1. Current flow in the circular waveguide of the GNSS antenna is shown. Strong circumferential currents flow at the top of the waveguide. Red indicates large currents and the arrows show the directions of the current flow.

The development and performance of the VeraPhase GNSS antenna
We take a look at a revolutionary design of a multi-frequency multi-GNSS antenna. Our authors discuss how the antenna evolved from a research project in academia to a commercial product about to enter the market. read more

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Spirent’s new GSS7000 system offers flexible multi-GNSS testing

July 6, 2016By
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Spirent Communications plc is releasing a new series of multi-frequency, multi-GNSS RF constellation simulators. The GSS7000 series provides an entry to multi-frequency testing, with a modular approach to enable this new precision GNSS simulation system to expand with users’ needs. The GSS7000 system will suit receiver, system and application developers who want to take advantage of new satellite navigation systems... read more

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Kids’ smartwatch developed with u-blox

July 5, 2016By
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KIWI PLUS, a Korean software-development company, has launched a new children’s smartwatch developed in collaboration with u-blox. LINE Kids Watch is a tiny and colorful wearable with LINE emojis functioning as an Android-based smartwatch and officially distributed by KT Corporation. It enables precise tracking of the whereabouts of children, while also offering educational and interactive content. LINE Kids Watch uses KIWI... read more

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Averna acquires US-based Nexjen Systems

July 5, 2016By
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Averna, a developer of test solutions and services for electronics device-makers, has acquired 100 percent of U.S.-based Nexjen Systems for an undisclosed amount. Nexjen Systems is a full-service integrator with expertise in mechanical test systems, RF automated test equipment, industrial control, measurement and monitoring systems, and automation control panels. Nexjen Systems, a division of Jenkins Electric Company, was created in 2005... read more

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Septentrio to spotlight drone GNSS solutions at Esri UC

June 23, 2016By
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Septentrio will showcase its latest GNSS systems and software solutions for GIS professionals at the 2016 Esri User Conference in San Diego, June 28-30, with a special focus on the rapidly growing market for drone-based aerial survey. At center stage will be Septentrio’s suite of products designed specifically for aerial surveys. They include the compact AsteRx-m UAS onboard GNSS receiver... read more

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u-blox unveils untethered dead-reckoning receiver for vehicles

June 23, 2016By
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u-blox’s has revealed its latest receiver, the miniature Untethered Dead Reckoning (UDR) EVA-M8E. Measuring 7 millimeters by 7 millimeters, the EVA-M8E is designed to provide positioning for small-sized vehicle trackers. It provides untethered dead-reckoning performance without any electrical connection to the vehicle, using low-cost inertial sensors. The EVA-M8E offers continuous positioning even before GNSS signals have been received, improves accuracy when GNSS signals... read more

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Hemisphere GNSS reveals new, improved Eclipse OEM boards

June 22, 2016By
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Hemisphere GNSS has announced the Eclipse P326 and P327, first in a line of new and refreshed low-power, high-precision, position and heading OEM boards. The boards are the latest addition to the company’s Eclipse series of products. The multi-frequency, multi-GNSS Eclipse P326 and P327 are based on an innovative platform that integrates L-band and receives Atlas GNSS corrections on a single small board, the... read more

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Spirent announces portable, high-resolution system for navigation testing

June 21, 2016By
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Spirent Communications plc, a manufacturer of test equipment and services for improving positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) system performance, today announced the new Spirent GSS6450 RF record and playback system. RF record and playback systems capture the rich, real-world radio frequency environment and bring it into the lab. This enables receiver, system and application technology developers to optimize performance and robustness.... read more

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