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Spirent Simulator Granted Security Approval by GPS Directorate

September 15, 2014By
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Spirent Federal Systems, a U.S. provider of positioning, navigation and timing test solutions to the government and its contractors, announces that its GSS9000 RF constellation simulator has been reviewed and granted security approval by the GPS Directorate. Higher dynamic simulations with more accuracy and fidelity are enabled by 1000-Hz (1 ms) System Iteration Rate — a four-fold increase over Spirent’s current GSS8000 product — zero inter-channel bias... read more

Rx Networks Enables Fast GNSS Positioning in Recon Jet Smart Glasses

September 15, 2014By
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Rx Networks, Inc., has licensed its GPStream PGPS GNSS assistance technology to Recon Instruments, a Canadian technology company that brings heads-up display products to the consumer market. GPStream PGPS will tightly integrate with the GPS chip inside of Recon’s upcoming Jet smart glasses, an advanced wearable computer planned for the first quarter of 2015. Through its location and GNSS assistance software and services,... read more

Parsec Introduces PTA1.5M-9 Active GPS/GNSS Antenna

September 11, 2014By

Parsec Technologies, Inc., global provider of wireless positioning antennas and amplifier integrated circuits for the consumer, automotive and defense markets, introduced its GPS/GNSS L1 high-radiated efficiency active antenna at CTIA Super Mobility Week September 10. The PTA1.5M-9, sized 9 x 9.175 x 1.3 mm, integrates easily with GNSS/GPS 3D-SIPs and system-on-chip (SoC) receivers with only a single direct connection typically required,... read more

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Unicore Announces BeiDou/GPS+MEMS GNSS Module, High-Precision Heading Board at ION GNSS+

September 11, 2014By

Unicore Communications, Inc., is showcasing two new products at ION GNSS+, being held September 10-12 in Tampa, Florida. The UM220-INS is a BeiDou/GPS+MEMS dual-system inertial navigation module for in-dash automotive navigation and high-end navigation. Besides dual-system (BeiDou+GPS) GNSS navigation, the UM220-INS features a built in six-axis MEMS and can output a GNSS+MEMS inertial positioning result, making it suitable for applications... read more

Septentrio Consolidates Sales for Americas in Altus Subsidiary

September 10, 2014By

Altus Positioning Systems, a subsidiary of Septentrio Satellite Navigation NV, has assumed responsibility for Septentrio products in North and South America. Septentrio — a manufacturer of high-end GNSS receivers for demanding professional navigation, positioning and timing applications — is consolidating its sales, service and customer support functions for the Americas in Altus’ facility located in Torrance, California. “This decision to base Septentrio’s sales and... read more

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New Broadcom Chip Provides Always-On Location and Sensing for Mobile Applications

September 10, 2014By

Broadcom Corporation today announced the industry’s first low-power GNSS and sensor hub combo chip to deliver new always-on location applications for a full range of mobile devices. The Broadcom BCM4773 minimizes battery drain and adds a new layer of intelligence to location technology on mobile devices by integrating the GNSS chip and sensor hub into a single combo chip. Broadcom’s... read more

Septentrio, Altus Showcase High-Performance RTK at ION GNSS+

September 10, 2014By
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Septentrio and Altus will be presenting their high-performance RTK systems at ION GNSS+ 2014. Attendees are invited to learn more at: The Triple-frequency Multi-system RTK Engine for Challenging Environments (Session A1 room 18, Wed. 9/10 @11:48) Gap Bridging in Precise Point Positioning (Session B6 room 19, Fri. 9/12 @3:20) High-performance RTK provides accurate positioning in urban environments or under dense canopies while suffering high... read more

TEOCO’s AIRCOM Lab Strengthens Carrier Aggregation, LBS Testing

September 9, 2014By

TEOCO, a provider of assurance, analytics and optimization solutions to communications service providers, has expanded the testing capabilities of its AIRCOM Device Test Lab in Columbia, Maryland, with additional test systems from Rohde & Schwarz. Combined with Rohde & Schwarz’s conformance and carrier test case support, the R&S TS-LBS Location Based Services (LBS) and the R&S CMW-PQA Performance Test Systems enable... read more