TAG: GNSS receiver

Case study: Firms collaborate on product development

January 12, 2017By
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Professional GNSS users now expect lightweight, easy-to-use receivers optimized for their particular workflows. Meanwhile, a streamlined manufacturing process means design and production of sophisticated instruments now takes months rather than years, and relies on global teams of networked specialists. Carlson Software approached Hemisphere GNSS in early 2015 with the goal of bringing a new GNSS receiver to market, one optimized... read more

Galileo declares Initial Services

December 15, 2016By
Maroš Šefčovič, à gauche, et Elżbieta Bieńkowska

At a Dec. 15 ceremony in Brussels titled “Galileo Goes Live,” two high officials of the European Commission issued the Galileo Initial Services Declaration. The Declaration of Initial Services means that the Galileo satellites and ground infrastructure are now operationally ready. These signals will be highly accurate but not available all the time, since the constellation is not yet complete... read more

Septentrio provides low-power embedded GNSS for Xeos autonomous reference receiver

December 14, 2016By
The AsteRx-m UAS by Septentrio.

Septentrio’s low-power AsteRx-m OEM GNSS board has been selected by Xeos Technologies for use in its new Resolute reference receivers. Designed for high-precision monitoring in low-power applications, the Resolute systems are aimed at structural monitoring and geodetic research in remote locations. Smaller than a standard credit card, the AsteRx-m board provides centimeter-level dual-frequency L1/L2 GNSS positioning while consuming less than... read more

Septentrio’s PolaRx5 updated with seismic monitoring, advanced CORS

December 12, 2016By
The Septentrio PolaRx5 GNSS receiver.

Septentrio has released version 5.1.0 firmware for the PolaRx5 product line of GNSS reference receivers. The 5.1.0 firmware brings new features for file management, usability, security and seismic monitoring. Septentrio’s PolaRx5 product line of GNSS reference receivers includes the PolaRx5 for CORS and network operations, the PolaRx5TR for time and frequency transfer and the PolaRx5S for space weather applications. Improvements in... read more

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U-blox integrated antenna GNSS receiver eases embedded designs

December 1, 2016By
Ultra-compact SAM-M8Q module.

U-blox is introducing a new module designed to speed time to market for system developers of GNSS applications who have limited experience in RF and antenna design. The SAM-M8Q GNSS receiver with integrated antenna is housed in a tiny 15.5 by 15.5 by 6.3 millimeter package. It can be easily embedded in small devices that require location information, such as asset tracking and telematics... read more

Research: Accelerating GNSS software receivers

November 16, 2016By
Diagram of Typical Code and carrier tracking loops in a GNSS receiver. Colored dotted-line boxes show functions implemented in SIMD technology. Lanes “16ic” are data streams whose items are complex numbers with real and imaginary components represented with 16-bit integers, whereas “32fc” indicates those with complex numbers with real and imaginary components in 32-bit floating point representation.

By Carles Fernandez–Prades, Javier Arribas and Pau Closas, Centre Tecnologic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya, Spain. Presented at ION GNSS+, September 2016. This paper addresses both the efficiency and the portability of a computer program in charge of the baseband signal processing of a GNSS receiver. Efficiency, in this context, refers to optimizing the speed and memory requirements of the software... read more

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Swift Navigation introduces Piksi Multi GNSS receiver at Intergeo 2016

November 9, 2016By

Swift Navigation debuted its newest product, Piksi Multi, at Intergeo 2016, which was held Sept. 11-13 in Hamburg, Germany. Piksi Multi is a multi-band, multi-constellation high-precision GNSS receiver for the mass market. A San Francisco-based startup, Swift Navigation introduced the first Piksi GNSS receiver in January. read more

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Canada, US workshops focus on PNT threats

October 26, 2016By
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Two workshops convened in recent weeks in the U.S. and Canadian capitals, respectively, sought to bring into focus looming threats to the nations’ positioning, navigation and timing capabilities and critical infrastructures. Some of the threats are pervasive — jamming and spoofing — and formed the general topic of the Canadian workshop. Some threats are specific — powerful terrestrial transmitters overwhelming... read more