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Topcon Technology Hits the Road in North America

March 4, 2014By
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Topcon Technology Roadshow 2014, by Topcon Positioning Systems, launches in April. The hands-on educational program is focused on advanced positioning technologies and will feature a 5,000 square-foot mobile classroom/theater housed in a custom-designed 18-wheeler. The Technology Roadshow will cover North America, traveling more than 23,000 miles in six months. Each of the currently scheduled 23 stops for the free educational... read more

Topcon Adds Advances to P-32 Asphalt Paving System

March 4, 2014By
Topcon's P-32 asphalt paving system.

Topcon Positioning Group announces advances to its P-32 asphalt paving system with new components including the ST-3 sonic tracker, anti-vibration slope sensor and a firmware update to the full-color, graphical display GC-35 control box. “The P-32 paver system was built to improve smoothness, ensure accurate slope and material thickness and provide unmatched operator ease-of-use,” said Kris Maas, machine control product... read more

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2014 Simulator Buyers Guide

March 1, 2014By
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In GPS World’s annual Simulator Buyers Guide, we feature simulator tools, devices, and software from six prominent companies. Also available as a downloadable PDF. read more

Spirent’s SimSAFE Fights Signal Vulnerability

March 1, 2014By

By Tracy Cozzens Spirent Communications now offers SimSAFE, a software solution that simulates legitimate GNSS constellations along with spoofed or hoax signals to evaluate receiver resilience and help develop counter measures. Hoax or spoofing attacks work by mimicking genuine GNSS signals, which mislead GNSS receivers.  The military and critical infrastructure — such as wireless networks, banking, and utilities — are especially... read more

Recording and Replay for Multiple Constellations and Frequency Bands

March 1, 2014By
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The design and verification of a new class of portable wideband record-and-playback system considers the relative merits and limitations of both simulator and record/replay approaches. The authors also discuss the benefits of the different test approaches to the development and characterization of various GNSS receiver types. read more

Carlson Software’s MINI2 Offers Land Surveyors Performance in a Compact Size

February 26, 2014By
The rugged, lightweight Carlson MINI2.

Carlson Software’s newest data collector, the Carlson MINI2, packs a punch for its compact size. The new handheld computer is taking the place of its predecessor, the Carlson MINI. With an IP68 rating (better than the original MINI), the MINI2 is waterproof and dustproof, and is tested to MIL-STD-810G to meet the environmental demands of the surveying industry. The MINI2... read more

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GNSS Receiver from Galileo Satellite Navigation Now on Cadence Core

February 25, 2014By

A software-based GNSS receiver is now available on Tensilica ConnX DSP IP cores, according to an announcement by Cadence Design Systems and Galileo Satellite Navigation, Ltd. (GSN), a developer of multi-system GNSS products including software receiver technology. The core is being demonstrated at the Cadence booth at Mobile World Congress, being held this week in Barcelona, Spain. The GSN GNSS... read more

Mediatek Announces Five-in-One Wireless Connectivity Chip for Mobile Devices

February 24, 2014By

Mediatek has released a five-in-one combo wireless system-on-a-chip (SOC), with multi-system GNSS, to support full featured smartphones, tablets, and other premium mobile devices. The MT6630 dramatically reduces the component count and eBOM while improving ease-of-design for manufacturers by eliminating external low noise amplifiers and integrating the Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz power amplifiers, Bluetooth power amplifiers, and transmit-receive (T/R) switch... read more

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