Antenova Shows GNSS Antenna Integration for Telematics at CTIA

September 8, 2015By
The Antenova ODB fully assembled.

Antenova Ltd., manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the Internet of Things, has built a model design for on-board devices (OBD) and vehicle telematics, which the company will be showing at CTIA Supermobility 2015. The OBD design uses three new antennas inside an OBD housing to link to GNSS satellite, Bluetooth and a terrestrial network, while... read more

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YellowScan Lidar for UAVs Aided by Inertial Nav, GPS RTK

September 4, 2015By

SBG Systems joins YellowScan to present a lightweight lidar with inertial and GPS for UAVs. The new product will be presented at the INTERGEO trade show in Stuttgart, held Sept. 15-17. The YellowScan lidar is designed for fixed or rotary-wing UAVs, with an embedded Ellipse-E, a miniature inertial navigation system from SBG Systems, which helps obtaining a clear and accurate point cloud. The... read more

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Innovation: Getting There by Tuning In

September 4, 2015By
FIGURE 8. Worst-case result for five-transmitter tracking. (Photo map courtesy of Google.)

Using HD Radio Signals for Navigation By Ananta Vidyarthi, H. Howard Fan and Stewart DeVilbiss THE YEAR WAS 1906. On Christmas Eve of that year, Canadian inventor Reginald Fessenden carried out the first amplitude modulation (AM) radio broadcast of voice and music. He used a high-speed alternator capable of rotating at up to 20,000 revolutions per minute (rpm). Connected to... read more

Receiver Design for the Future: Webinar Q&A

September 3, 2015By

The September article Receiver Design for the Future is based on a GPS World webinar, which sprang from a presentation at the Stanford PNT Symposium. Listener questions and Greg Turetzky’s answers during the webinar are provided below. Greg Turetzky is a principal engineer at Intel responsible for strategic business development in Intel’s Wireless Communication Group focusing on location. He has more than... read more

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Receiver Design for the Future

September 3, 2015By
Figure 4. GNSS market segments, cumulative core revenue 
2012–2022. Source: GSA GNSS Market Report.

How the Internet of Things Now Drives Location Technology
The number of devices connecting to the Internet is growing fast. The applications running on them require location context to determine the most likely use case. These devices need continuous location — not necessarily noticed or activated by the user, but always on. The specification that becomes important is energy per day: the device must maintain its location without draining its battery — and increase location availability indoors. That creates new design requirements for hybrid capability. read more

Telit Introduces GNSS Receiver with Flash Memory

September 3, 2015By
Telit's Jupiter SE873 GNSS receiver with flash memory.

Telit has introduced the Jupiter SE873, a GNSS receiver in a 7 x 7 x 1.85 mm module with serial quad I/O flash memory, an integrated low noise amplifier, SAW filter, TXCO and real-time clock. The new addition to Telit’s GNSS portfolio is a complete multi-constellation position, velocity and time engine that the company says delivers versatile performance in harsh environments. The Jupiter SE873 supports Assisted... read more

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High-Precision Receiver Design: More than Accuracy

September 2, 2015By

Users in emerging applications may have different requirements from traditional high-precision users. Tracking all of the new multi-GNSS signals, and then using the large number of inputs in the positioning engine, drives the amount of processing power and memory required onboard the receiver. These in turn drive the cost, size and power consumption of the receiver in exactly the opposite direction from the expectations of customers. read more

PCTEL to Offer Range of Antennas at ION GNSS+

September 2, 2015By
PCTEL's GEO-GNSS antennas.

PCTEL’s GPS/GLONASS high-performance asset tracking and synchronization helix antennas are now available commercially. The antennas capture the frequencies needed for GPS, Galileo and GLONASS satellite reception. This cross-compatibility allows global OEMs to use one standard platform to serve both European and U.S. markets. PCTEL will display its new IP67-rated GEO-GNSS antennas and other mobile and GPS antennas Sept. 16-17 at ION... read more

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