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Garmin Adds eTrex with Touchscreen to Outdoor Line

July 14, 2015By
The Garmin eTrex

Garmin International this summer is releasing the eTrex Touch 25, 35 and 35t, adding new touchscreen models to its line of outdoor handhelds. The eTrex Touch series has a completely updated user interface, improving the ease-of-use of the device, as well as a 2.6-inch capacitive touchscreen display, the largest display that’s ever been put on an eTrex device. The eTrex Touch series... read more

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Antenova’s Tiny Weii Antenna Designed for Consumer Applications

May 20, 2015By

Antenova announces its first antenna for consumer applications — the tiny Weii 2.4-GHz ceramic antenna. Measuring 1 mm x 0.5 mm x 0.5 mm, the company believes the Weii could be the smallest antenna in the world. The new Weii miniature ceramic antenna is designed for 2.4-GHz, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Zigbee and industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) applications. While all of Antenova’s antennas and antenna module products... read more

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MWC 2015: InvenSense to Ship Positioning Software for Smartphones

March 2, 2015By

InvenSense Inc. is making available its InvenSense Positioning Library (IPL) software, designed to provide sensor-assisted positioning in places where GNSS alone cannot provide desired accuracy. Invensense is a provider of intelligent sensor system on chip for motion and sound in consumer electronic devices. InvenSense made the announcement at Mobile World Congress, taking place in Barcelona, Spain March 2-5. The IPL incorporates advancements in sensor-assisted... read more

Chinese BeiDou/GPS Module Aims to Serve Civilians

January 28, 2015By

A new module produced by a Chinese company combines GPS and BeiDou for civilian positioning, especially for automobiles. The module has been in development for years, and offers improved accuracy and reliability, according to its makers. “GPS is a single-mode application. But we what are offering with our new module now is a system that can combine Beidou and GPS services,... read more

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ION GNSS+ Features Natural Navigation, Commercial Track

September 3, 2014By

ION GNSS+, sponsored by The Institute of Navigation, is considered the world’s largest technical meeting and showcase of GNSS technology, products and services. This year’s conference takes place September 8-12 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. ION GNSS+ will bring together international leaders in GNSS and related positioning, navigation and timing fields to present new research, introduce new... read more

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Multi-Constellation. Dual-Frequency. Single-Chip.

September 1, 2014By

This integrated circuit supports simultaneous reception and processing of the GPS L1/L5, Galileo E1/E5a, and GLONASS G1 signals with 40 tracking channels. The dual-band analog RF front-end is integrated on the same mixed-signal chip as the baseband hardware, including an embedded processor to close the tracking loops: overall, a compact, low-power, and low-cost solution. read more

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Letters: Galileo Sync, GLONASS Scoop, an Open Letter

June 23, 2014By

June Cover Story In the June issue’s cover story, “Interchangeability Accomplished,” is a paragraph headed, “Satellite Intersystem Biases,” which appears to assert that Galileo System Time (GST) is 3 seconds ahead of UTC. However, in the version of the Galileo Signal In Space Interface Control Document posted at: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/satnav/galileo/files/galileo-os-sis-icd-issue1-revision1_en.pdf, paragraph 5.1.2 appears to indicate that Galileo System Time (GST) was synchronized, at... read more

Interchangeability Accomplished

May 30, 2014By

Tri-Band Multi-Constellation GNSS in Smartphones and Tablets
In this look at a single-chip BeiDou/Galileo/GLONASS/GPS/QZSS/SBAS architecture for cell phones and tablets, the authors explain advantages of multiple constellations and examine details of system interchangeability, multi-system issues, and how assisted-GNSS data operates with all constellations. read more