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Swift Navigation releases firmware 1.1 upgrade for Piksi Multi

May 25, 2017By

Swift Navigation has released its first major firmware upgrade for its flagship product, the Piksi Multi GNSS module. The upgrade is available at no cost to Piksi Multi users and expands on dynamic real-time kinematic (RTK) application support, increasing functionality for users, expanding use-case applications and allowing users to better leverage existing infrastructure and facilitate post-processing. Firmware version 1.1 updates include: Increased... read more

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Oscilloquartz unveils dual-antenna GNSS SyncReach for small cells

May 25, 2017By

Oscilloquartz has launched the OSA 5405 SyncReach, an integrated PTP grandmaster and GNSS receiver with a patent-pending dual antenna and receiver to enable the mass roll out of small cells. The new technology has been specifically engineered to provide accurate and affordable phase synchronization for the rapidly growing small-cell market and meet the stringent timing requirements of 4.5G and 5G... read more

Aeroscout launches UAV helicopter for high-altitude flight

May 25, 2017By

Swiss-based Aeroscout, a long-term partner of lidar manufacturer Riegl, has unveiled the Scout B-330 UAV helicopter. The Scout B-330 is built with a payload capacity of up to 50 kg. (110 lbs), flight endurance of at least three hours, and the capability of flying at high altitudes (up to 3,000 meters above sea level) in a typical mission scenario. This includes a full autonomous take-off... read more

Rockwell Collins and QinetiQ join on next-generation GNSS receivers

May 25, 2017By

Rockwell Collins and QinetiQ have signed a global alliance agreement to collaborate on the development of next-generation, multi-constellation open-service and secure GNSS receivers. The effort will support the mission needs of military, government and critical national infrastructure. The family of receivers being developed will provide military, government and professional users the flexibility of selecting relevant GNSS capability to meet operational,... read more

Google updates progress on Android GNSS measurements

May 24, 2017By

Nearly a year ago, Google debuted GPS measurements in Android. “Since then, we’ve made a lot of progress,” Steve Malkos, Google technical program manager, told GPS World. Frank van Diggelen and Mohammed Khider joined Malkos in hosting a half-day tutorial at ION GNSS+ 2016 in September that detailed how to access and use GPS measurements from Android devices. “We (Google) launched... read more

Companies partner on automotive radar for object detection

May 24, 2017By

Analog Devices and Renesas Electronics Corporation are collaborating on a system-level 77/79-GHz radar sensor demonstrator to improve advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) applications and enable autonomous driving vehicles. The new demonstrator combines the RH850/V1R-M micro-controller from the Renesas autonomy Platform and ADI’s Drive360 28nm CMOS RF-to-bits technology. The system-level operation of these two technologies will enable earlier detection of smaller and faster... read more

MapSmart app hits the field

May 24, 2017By

Laser Technology’s MapSmart app for Android is a tool for expert field data collection without complicated equipment, the company said. The software is designed for quick and accurate mapping of anything, including stockpile volumes, with or without GPS coordinates for every data point. The survey-quality mapping app, using the smart device’s internal GPS or the user’s own external GPS, integrates... read more

Taoglas launches street-view-ready GPS performance certification services

May 23, 2017By

Taoglas, a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) and GNSS antenna products, has released two new GPS certification testing services for Google and its device partners. The services are required for devices to meet Google’s new Street View auto-ready standard. Auto-ready certification distinguishes 360-degree cameras that deliver accurately positioned 360 video, even at high speeds. Taoglas worked with Google to develop... read more