TAG: Piksi

Swift Navigation releases firmware 1.1 upgrade for Piksi Multi

May 25, 2017By

Swift Navigation has released its first major firmware upgrade for its flagship product, the Piksi Multi GNSS module. The upgrade is available at no cost to Piksi Multi users and expands on dynamic real-time kinematic (RTK) application support, increasing functionality for users, expanding use-case applications and allowing users to better leverage existing infrastructure and facilitate post-processing. Firmware version 1.1 updates include: Increased... read more

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Swift, Carnegie Robotics partner on GNSS for robotics, autonomous driving

March 29, 2017By

Swift Navigation is teaming up with Carnegie Robotics LLC to develop a line of navigation products for autonomous vehicles, outdoor robotics and machine control. The first navigation product will be announced May 8 at the AUVSI XPONENTIAL event in Dallas, Texas. Swift Navigation is a San Francisco-based startup building centimeter-accurate GPS technology for autonomous vehicles, and Carnegie Robotics LLC (CRL), the industry leader in... read more

Swift Navigation offers multi-band, multi-constellation receiver

October 10, 2016By

Swift Navigation has announced its newest product, Piksi Multi, 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. Swift Navigation will be showing Piksi Multi at InterGeo Oct. 11-13 in Hamburg, Germany. The company’s booth is located in Hall A1, in the US Pavilion, booth #B1.061. Autonomous devices... read more

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SwiftNav launches Piksi GPS receiver for autonomous, survey

January 28, 2016By

Swift Navigation has released its first GPS receiver, named Piksi. Piksi is a low-cost, high-performance GPS receiver with real-time kinematic (RTK) functionality for centimeter-level relative positioning accuracy. Its small form factor, fast position-solution update rate, and low-power consumption make Piksi ideal for integration into autonomous vehicles and portable surveying equipment. An open-source architecture with a high-performance DSP on-board and our... read more

What Happened to Piksi, the $995 RTK GNSS Receiver on Kickstarter?

December 3, 2014By

A little more than a year ago, Swift Navigation started a Kickstarter campaign for a $995 RTK GNSS receiver named Piksi. The goal was to raise $14,000 for the project. By the time the Kickstarter campaign was ended, Swift raised $166,097 from 303 backers. I wrote an article about the Swift’s Kickstarter campaign in September 2013, a few days before... read more

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Kickstarter Comes to GPS; Plus, Jammers and Field Technology Conference

September 4, 2013By

$2,000 for an RTK base and rover? Yes, it’s real. Well, at least it seems real. For $2,000, you can order an RTK base and rover set named Piksi, including radios.    It’s an intriguing opportunity, and might be the first brush stroke of the picture I’ve been painting (metaphorically speaking) for the past few years about inexpensive RTK receivers... read more

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