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New golf rangefinder wearables use u-blox inside

December 15, 2016By
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U‑blox components are at the core of two new GNSS golf products. The golf rangefinder wearables were launched by Voice Caddie, an international brand of rangefinders and trackers based in South Korea. The T3 Hybrid Golf GPS Watch uses the compact u‑blox UBX‑G7020‑KT professional‑grade GNSS chip, which links with GPS/QZSS or GLONASS satellite systems. The B1 GPS Band uses the u‑blox... read more

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Septentrio provides low-power embedded GNSS for Xeos autonomous reference receiver

December 14, 2016By
The AsteRx-m UAS by Septentrio.

Septentrio’s low-power AsteRx-m OEM GNSS board has been selected by Xeos Technologies for use in its new Resolute reference receivers. Designed for high-precision monitoring in low-power applications, the Resolute systems are aimed at structural monitoring and geodetic research in remote locations. Smaller than a standard credit card, the AsteRx-m board provides centimeter-level dual-frequency L1/L2 GNSS positioning while consuming less than... read more

When inertial can help with GNSS solutions

December 14, 2016By
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A number of organizations are focusing on how inertial can help GNSS receivers to provide more stable, reliable position outputs when signals are hard to receive. Papers presented in September at the ION GNSS+ 2016 conference in Portland, Oregon, demonstrate that there is indeed a lot of focused effort in this area. The conference showcased several integrated inertial GNSS solutions from a... read more

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Septentrio’s PolaRx5 updated with seismic monitoring, advanced CORS

December 12, 2016By
The Septentrio PolaRx5 GNSS receiver.

Septentrio has released version 5.1.0 firmware for the PolaRx5 product line of GNSS reference receivers. The 5.1.0 firmware brings new features for file management, usability, security and seismic monitoring. Septentrio’s PolaRx5 product line of GNSS reference receivers includes the PolaRx5 for CORS and network operations, the PolaRx5TR for time and frequency transfer and the PolaRx5S for space weather applications. Improvements in... read more

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Reyax integrates u-blox GNSS and cellular modules into router platform

December 8, 2016By
Front and back of the Toby L2 module.

Reyax Technology, an industrial and telematics systems provider for aftermarket telematics, has launched a new industrial router platform that incorporates cellular, short range and GNSS modules from u-blox. The RYW2000 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hot-spot router platform uses the EVA-M8M, a tiny concurrent GNSS module, a TOBY-L2 cellular LTE module that offers throughput of up to 150 Mb/s with LTE Cat.4,... read more

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U-blox integrated antenna GNSS receiver eases embedded designs

December 1, 2016By
Ultra-compact SAM-M8Q module.

U-blox is introducing a new module designed to speed time to market for system developers of GNSS applications who have limited experience in RF and antenna design. The SAM-M8Q GNSS receiver with integrated antenna is housed in a tiny 15.5 by 15.5 by 6.3 millimeter package. It can be easily embedded in small devices that require location information, such as asset tracking and telematics... read more

Jackson Labs enters GNSS simulation market with CLAW

November 30, 2016By
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Jackson Labs Technologies Inc. (JLT) has entered the GNSS simulation and synthesis market with the small size, weight and power (SWAP) CLAW GPS/GNSS simulator. The CLAW is only slightly larger than a standard deck of cards. CLAW targets applications that require small, low-power and low-cost GNSS synthesis with repeatable and highly accurate GNSS RF signals such as production testing of GNSS receivers, simulating GNSS anomalies... read more

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GNSS spoofing will attain virus status, warns expert

November 29, 2016By

As manufacturers convert machines and appliances into remotely controllable objects (the Internet of Things), the potential for spoofing expands, perhaps exponentially. Hackers could interfere with the data supplied to autonomous cars or tracks, remotely forcing them to crash. Although the dangers of GPS spoofing have been pointedly discussed in may technical papers and articles in GPS World since the early... read more