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Russia and China Agree on SatNav Joint Venture

November 14, 2014By

China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) and the Russian GLONASS nonprofit partnership agreed to establish a joint venture to promote worldwide services based on GLONASS and BeiDou, according to a report in the Russian daily newspaper izvestia.  The two parties met November 11 in the Chinese city of Zhuhai. Under the agreement, the parties will identify existing technological competence that will be the foundation... read more

Topcon NET-G5 Tracks New L3 GLONASS Signal

November 13, 2014By

Topcon Positioning Group said that its latest GNSS reference receiver, the NET-G5, is capable of tracking a new signal from the GLONASS constellation. The GLONASS-M 55 satellite was launched in June 2014 and is equipped with the experimental payload capable of transmitting signals in the L3 frequency band. Engineers successfully tracked the signal with the NET-G5 receiver during a series of... read more

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NTLab Launches GNSS RF Front-End with Reduced Power Consumption

November 12, 2014By

NTLab, a fabless microelectronic company based in Belarus, is offering the NT1051 dual-channel multi-frequency (L1/L2/L3/L5) mutli-system (GPS/GLONASS/Galileo/BeiDou) RF front end. Manufactured in 0.18 um TSMC BiCMOS technology, it provides operability of the GNSS receiver even if interference power is 120-dB higher than the satellite signal. The chip was designed to bring benefits of high-grade GNSS receivers to portable devices. To allow reliable... read more

GPS Reflections Group Honored with Water Prize

November 12, 2014By

The GPS Reflections Group of University of Colorado-Boulder has been awarded the prestigious Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Creativity Prize for Water. The prize is awarded biannually to acknowledge innovative work that contributes to the sustainable availability of water and the alleviation of the global problem of water scarcity. The awards will be presented in a ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on December... read more

China Plans BeiDou Ground Station in Antarctica

November 12, 2014By

China plans to build a BeiDou station in Antarctica this summer, according to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald. China’s official Xinhua news agency disclosed the plans. The facility at Great Wall station in Antarctica will include receivers, auxiliary equipment and a reference station key to improving BieDou’s accuracy, according to the Chinese enews.com website. Project leader Wu Xuefeng said the BeiDou facility would... read more

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Report Looks at China, Global GNSS Industry over a Decade

November 10, 2014By

A new market research report by WhaTech examines the global and Chinese GNSS industry, covering the decade 2009-2019. The report “Discover latest trends in Global and Chinese GNSS system industry, 2009-2019” analyzes quantitatively the global and Chinese GNSS market of 2009-2014 by calculating the main economic parameters of each company. The data is broken down by company, country, and application. The report also estimates future market development... read more

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OriginGPS Launches Nano Spider for Wearables, Watches

November 10, 2014By
The Nano Spider by OriginGPS.

OriginGPS has launched the Nano Spider, a tiny yet fully integrated GPS receiver. The Nano Spider module is designed to support ultra-compact applications where size is at a premium, such as smart watches, wearable devices, trackers and digital cameras. OriginGPS, which previously introduced the Micro Spider (5.6 x 5.6 mm) module, said the Nano Spider is 47 percent smaller than its previous solutions, measuring 4 x... read more

Car Dealership’s GPS Tracking System Saves Philadelphia Kidnap Victim

November 10, 2014By

A GPS tracking device helped Philadelphia police rescue a woman who was kidnapped November 2 and apprehend the suspect who abducted her. A growing number of used car dealerships use the technology to protect their investments. This time it protected the life of an innocent victim of violent crime. The NBC affiliate in Philadelphia covered the story on the air and... read more

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