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FAA releases B4UFLY iPhone app on Apple Store

January 6, 2016By
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The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) drone app — B4UFLY — is being released for Apple, following an initial beta testing period. The app can be dowloaded from the Apple store. The FAA also is releasing a beta version of B4UFLY for Android devices, which can be downloaded from Google. B4UFLY tells users about current or upcoming requirements and restrictions in... read more

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2015 in review: Year of the GPS for 2 and 19 SOPS

January 6, 2016By
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By 50th Space Wing Public Affairs, Schriever Air Force Base Throughout the years, GPS has achieved historic milestones and garnered recognition for its contributions to the betterment of humanity. 2015 was no different. GPS, operated by the dedicated men and women of the 2nd and 19th Space Operations Squadrons at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, is also the world’s largest military satellite constellation.... read more

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Broadcom announces automotive global navigation chip at CES 2016

January 6, 2016By

Broadcom Corporation has added a new GNSS wireless connectivity chip to its automotive portfolio, which it unveiled at CES 2016, being held this week in Las Vegas. Automotive GPS shipments are expected to more than double by 2022, creating significant opportunities among component suppliers and increasing competition for market share. The chip offers wideband capture radio technology for simultaneous tri-band reception... read more

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CES 2016: Qualcomm unveils processor for connected cars

January 5, 2016By
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Qualcomm Technologies has introduced its latest Qualcomm Snapdragon automotive processors, the Snapdragon 820 Automotive family, offering a scalable next-generation infotainment, graphics and multimedia platform with machine intelligence and a version with integrated LTE (long-term evolution)-Advanced connectivity. The Snapdragon 820A is Qualcomm Technologies’ newest automotive-grade system-on-chip (SoC). Qualcomm Technologies has taken a modular approach to designing the Snapdragon 820A, enabling a... read more

CES 2016: Bosch Sensortec unveils intelligent accelerometers and high-performance gyroscopes

January 5, 2016By
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Bosch Sensortec is unveiling new generations of intelligent accelerometers and high-performance gyroscopes at the 2016 International CES in Las Vegas. Aimed at smartphones, tablets and wearables, the new devices cover a wide range of requirements, from low-power consumption for always-on applications such as step counting, to high-performance optical image stabilization (OIS). Intelligent three-axis accelerometers — BMA422 and BMA455 Today’s applications running on... read more

Bluvision demonstrates indoor location solution at CES 2016

January 5, 2016By

Bluvision, a real-time location services (RTLS) provider, will be demonstrating its RTLS solution along with Texas Instruments (TI) at CES 2016. Bluvision’s location algorithms “continue to redefine how technology can be used for indoor location,” the company stated in a news release. Its RTLS solution uses Bluetooth low-energy and Wi-Fi technology to determine specific positioning, leveraging multiple techniques, including smart... read more

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P3 predicts connected car focus of upcoming automotive, tech shows

January 5, 2016By

Automotive and consumer technology teams in Detroit and Silicon Valley remain hard at work preparing to kick-off the New Year with new technology at two of the nation’s biggest showcases of automotive connectivity: CES 2016, held Jan. 6–9 in Las Vegas, and the North American International Auto Show, held Jan. 11–24 in Detroit. Samit Ghosh, Ph.D., president and CEO of... read more

CES 2016: DJI upgrades Phantom 3 and Inspire 1 drones

January 5, 2016By

Drone maker DJI is introducing enhancements to its Phantom 3 and Inspire 1 quadcopters at CES 2016, a consumer electronics and technology trade show held Jan. 6–9 in Las Vegas. The newest models, the Phantom 3 4K and Inspire 1 Pro Black Edition, were designed to capture stunning aerial photography. The Phantom 3 4K’s introduction is the result of strong consumer demand for top resolution cameras... read more

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