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Firmware update for inertial Ekinox and Apogee sensors

October 11, 2016By

SBG Systems displays their full range of MEMS-based inertial sensors at InterGeo 2016, with a major firmware update for its Ekinox and Apogee product lines. The key improvements in the update include a 15% improvement on orientation and navigation data and better robustness under harsh environments. This firmware is a complete rework of existing functionalities with the addition of new... read more

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Trimble sells unmanned aircraft system business to Delair-Tech

October 10, 2016By

Strategic alliances with Delair-Tech and Microdrones expand UAS platform options while leveraging Trimble software and data solutions. Delair-Tech has acquired Trimble’s Belgium-based Gatewing unmanned aircraft system (UAS) engineering and manufacturing business. Delair-Tech is a provider of long-range, fixed-wing UAS solutions for industrial inspection and asset management applications headquartered in Toulouse, France. Delair-Tech intends to grow the acquired business as part of... read more

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Swift Navigation offers multi-band, multi-constellation receiver

October 10, 2016By
The Piksi Multi with an evaluation board.

Swift Navigation has announced its newest product, Piksi Multi, a multi-band, multi-constellation high-precision GNSS receiver for the mass market. A San Francisco-based startup, Swift Navigation introduced the first Piksi GNSS receiver in January. Swift Navigation will be showing Piksi Multi at InterGeo Oct. 11-13 in Hamburg, Germany. The company’s booth is located in Hall A1, in the US Pavilion, booth #B1.061. Autonomous devices... read more

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GSA releases first GNSS User Technology Report

October 10, 2016By
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What lies ahead in the GNSS chipset and receiver domain, and what are the trends sure to transform the GNSS landscape of tomorrow? To answer those questions, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) has released its first GNSS User Technology Report. In recent years, GNSS technology has experienced a period of rapid development — both on the side of global constellations... read more

US Naval Observatory chooses NovAtel GPS anti-jam technology

October 10, 2016By
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The United States Naval Observatory (USNO) has selected NovAtel’s GPS Anti-Jam Technology (GAJT) to satisfy a requirement for a controlled reception pattern antenna capability at sites throughout the Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN). The DoDIN is the core global enterprise network of the United States military and is depended upon for secure and sensitive voice, data, video and bandwidth services.... read more

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Register by Tuesday for Friday’s adjacent band compatibility workshop

October 10, 2016By

The U.S. Department of Transportation will host its fifth workshop on the GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment effort on Oct. 14 in Washington, D.C. The workshop is open to the general public by registration only. Those who would like to attend the workshop are asked to register by Tuesday, Oct. 11. Read the Federal Register Notice here. The purpose of this workshop is... read more

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Antenova’s Beltii miniature antenna designed for small PCBs in GNSS devices

October 7, 2016By

Antenova Ltd., manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for machine-to-machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things, is now offering Beltii (P/N SR4G013), an embedded antenna that measures 15.6 x 3.3 x 4.4 millimeters and operates with all satellite navigation constellations. The antenna has been designed to work over a very small ground plane on a small printed circuit board (PCB), where... read more

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Mapping system for self-driving cars developed by Nvidia and TomTom

October 3, 2016By

NVIDIA and TomTom announced they are partnering to develop artificial intelligence to create a cloud-to-car mapping system for self-driving cars. The work combines TomTom’s HD map coverage, which spans more than 120,000 kilometers of highways and freeways, with the NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 computing platform. Together, the solution accelerates support for real-time in-vehicle localization and mapping for driving on the... read more

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