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Antenova reveals chip antennas for new NB-IoT standard

March 10, 2017By

Antenova Ltd., manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for machine-to-machine and the Internet of Things (IoT), has developed a new antenna for the new narrow-band IoT (NB-IoT) standard that was ratified in 2016. The company showcased the antenna at Embedded World in Nuremberg in March. The antenna is small, measuring 20 x 11 x 1.6 mm, and is built to a... read more

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Sensor role reversal: How lidar can replace GNSS for navigation

Airborne lidar/INS/GNSS: Algorithm Uses Fuzzy Controlled Scale Invariant Feature Transform Sensor role reversal: Lidar with its superior performance can replace GNSS in the integration solution by providing fixes for the drifting inertial measurement unit (IMU). Tests show its potential for terrain-referenced navigation due to its high accuracy, resolution, update rate and anti-jamming abilities. A novel algorithm uses scanning lidar ranging... read more

Spirent helps to improve search-and-rescue operations at sea

March 7, 2017By

Test solutions by Spirent Communications plc have been used to improve maritime safety. Working with the Radio Technical Committee for Maritime Services (RTCM), Spirent has created test scenarios that simulate realistic satellite reception conditions at sea so that GPS distress beacon performance can be improved, allowing users to be rescued faster by search and rescue organizations. One of the first customers... read more

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u-blox and Digicom partner on narrowband IoT products

March 7, 2017By

Chip-maker u-blox is parntering with Digicom, a company that offers a wide range of hardware and software with cellular connectivity, to develop narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) products and solutions. Both companies have carried out a series of innovative and successful field trials of the new NB-IoT technology. The announcement reflects u-blox’s and Digicom’s eagerness to meet pent-up demand for Low Power... read more

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U-blox receives certification for Toby modules offering IoT access

March 1, 2017By

U-blox has received PTCRB certification of its TOBY-R202 and TOBY-R200 LTE Cat 1 modules for T-Mobile’s U.S. 4G LTE network. Both modules will be available for both of T-Mobile’s IoT Access packs, which offer simple IoT pricing with a Cat 1 module and support a broad range of industrial internet of things (IIoT) applications, reducing the cost for product makers to introduce... read more

GTOP launches Titan X1 multi-interface GNSS patch antenna module

March 1, 2017By

GlobalTop Technology, maker of positioning modules with embedded antennas, has launched the Titan X1, a compact multi-GNSS patch module for applications where small footprint, ease of integration and flexible interface options are essential in addition to robust positioning performance. At 12.5 x 12.5 mm, Titan X1 is one of the smallest embedded patch antenna GNSS modules based on Mediatek’s MT3333 chipset. It features a... read more

Homeland Security spells out receiver improvements

February 23, 2017By

In early January, a new U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) document appeared: “Improving the Operation and Development of Global Positioning System (GPS) Equipment Used by Critical Infrastructure.” The document focuses on receivers used in critical infrastructure, with an emphasis on timing receivers. It provides owners, operators, researchers, designers and manufacturers with information to improve the security and resilience of... read more

UAV industry demonstrates innovation

February 23, 2017By

A new system using RF detection of drone radio transmissions to warn of incoming drones is just one of several interesting developments in the unmanned systems sector this month. read more

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