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Expert Advice: Little Tigers versus Wolves

July 1, 2013By
“B1 ICD was released while Regional System is officially operational, will affect domestic BDS receiver industry? Pros? Cons?”

By Greg Turetzky, Intel I recently attended the Fourth China Satellite Navigation Conference (CSNC, held May 15–17 in Wuhan, China), as an invited speaker and panelist. I had attended the third CSNC last year in Guangzho, and as expected this year’s was a little bigger and a little better. The Chinese GNSS industry is growing quickly, as evidenced by the... read more

Network RTK Rover

July 1, 2013By
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The Topcon Tesla RTK handheld controller can serve as a network RTK rover. It is designed to maximize 3D measurement tasks and use of Magnet Enterprise. Magnet is a browser-based solution to manage field and office data in the cloud, as well as track assets and communicate on projects. The Tesla RTK features an integrated RTK GNSS receiver, 5.7-inch touchscreen,... read more

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Microdrone Navigates over the Alps with u-blox GPS

July 1, 2013By
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microdrones, a German manufacturer of light-weight Vertical Take Off and Landing Vehicles (VTOLs), has successfully demonstrated a high-precision aerial journey over the Alps from Switzerland towards Italy with its 5-kg md4-1000 quadrocopter microdrone. Precise GPS coordinates and elevation, crucial for navigating obstacles and completing the flight in punishing weather conditions, was provided by an onboard u-blox GPS satellite receiver module.... read more

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ESA Selects Averna for Signal Analysis, Monitoring of Galileo

June 27, 2013By
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Averna, developer of test solutions and services for communications and electronics device makers worldwide, announced today that the European Space Agency (ESA) has selected Averna’s Record & Playback solution for signal analysis and monitoring of Galileo satellites. The R&P platform selected by ESA features the RP-5300, a compact 2-channel wideband RF recorder designed to record live RF signals in the... read more

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Garmin Goes Android with Monterra GPS

June 24, 2013By

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., maker of popular GPS devices such as the nuvi, has announced its first Wi-Fi-enabled outdoor handheld GPS running the Android operating system, Monterra. Monterra has a vivid, sunlight-readable touchscreen, and users can easily access the Google Play Store and download apps through an available Wi-Fi connection on the device. Developers can create... read more

CSR Launches SiRFstarV 5e GNSS Location Solution

June 10, 2013By
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CSR plc has debuted the SiRFstarV 5e, a GNSS engine optimized to enable highly accurate location positioning for devices including mobile phones, cameras, and health and fitness products. By supporting fully concurrent GLONASS, GPS, QZSS, and SBAS from ROM, the highest accuracy and fastest time-to-first-fix (TTFF) are ensured. Wireless solutions specialist Telit Communications plc will be using the solution for... read more

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Spirent Launches Multi-Frequency GNSS Record and Playback System

June 6, 2013By
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Spirent Communications’ new  SS6425 multi-frequency GNSS record and playback (RPS) test system provides RF recordings for more constellations (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS), more frequencies (L1, L2, L5), wider bandwidth (30MHz) and more features than the company’s previous systems, to support a wide range of positioning and timing test applications. The test system is self-contained and portable, enabling users to... read more

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Hemisphere GNSS Announces New Crescent Vector GNSS Compass Module

June 5, 2013By

Hemisphere GNSS has launched its new Crescent Vector H200 GNSS compass module, a high-performance receiver for heading, positioning, heave, and attitude. Vector H200 is designed for professional marine, navigation, and land applications in challenging and dynamic environments. Vector H200 processes L1 GPS and GLONASS signals to deliver precise heading, greater positioning reliability, and better performance in challenging environments, Hemisphere GNSS... read more