TAG: GNSS receiver

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

On the Edge: The Precision to Carry On

March 1, 2015By
Components easily pack into a baseball-style case.

When asked to do a small survey job overseas, we were concerned about shipping bulky and expensive survey equipment. Shipping costs are not trivial. Add to that the real possibility that your survey equipment may be confiscated by the local authorities, as ours was in Djibouti, and the cost of shipping equipment becomes a substantial part of the overall job. There should be alternatives, especially if accuracy requirements are not stringent. read more

Microsemi GNSS Master Solves Small-Cell Synchronization Issue

February 26, 2015By

Microsemi Corporation is offering a new Integrated GNSS Master (IGM) solution for small cell synchronization. The IGM is the company’s first solution that fully integrates a 1588v2 PTP grandmaster with a GNSS receiver and antenna in a small, fully contained package, designed to mount indoors. The Microsemi IGM solves the challenge of indoor synchronization, which has been a significant hurdle for cost-effective... read more

GPS World Unveils Industry-Exclusive Online Buyers Guide

February 13, 2015By

GPS World, the leading publication serving the GNSS Industry, is pleased to announce the industry’s first online buyers guide — gpsworldbuyersguide.com — featuring access to information on hundreds of manufacturers, products and services. “We’ve taken the GPS World Buyers Guide in print, which we’ve been publishing for 20+ years, to an entirely new level,” said Alan Cameron, editorial director and... read more

DoT Hosts Third Workshop on GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility

February 13, 2015By

The U.S. Department of Transportation will host a third workshop to continue discussions of the GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment on March 12. The workshop will focus on the following topics: Identification of GPS and GNSS receivers to be considered for testing that are representative of the current categories of user applications Discussion of a GPS/GNSS receiver test plan. Anyone... read more

Automated Pile Driver from Orteco Uses Altus APS-U for Machine Control

February 3, 2015By
The Altus APS-U-HDG.

Orteco, a specialized manufacturer of pile driving machines based in northern Italy, has introduced a series of robotic pile drivers using APS-U GNSS RTK receivers from Altus Positioning Systems. The products are being supplied to Orteco by Altus’ parent company, Septentrio NV. The driverless tracked crawler maneuvers automatically under control of the APS-U, which provides centimeter-level position coordinates and heading... read more

Accuracy in the Palm of Your Hand

February 2, 2015By
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Centimeter Positioning with a Smartphone-Quality GNSS Antenna
The smartphone antenna’s poor multipath suppression and irregular gain pattern result in large time-correlated phase errors that significantly increase the time to integer ambiguity resolution as compared to even a low-quality stand-alone patch antenna. read more