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u-blox brings GNSS RTK precision to the mass market

February 15, 2016By
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u-blox has launched a receiver module that brings real-time kinematic accuracy to the mass market. The NEO-M8P GNSS receiver module delivers high performance down to centimeter-level accuracy. RTK technologies have been used for some time in low-volume niche markets, such as surveying and construction. Because of high costs and complexity, this enhanced positioning technology has been inaccessible for most other uses. Emerging high volume... read more

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Firmware update for u-blox M8 GNSS receiver adds Galileo

January 26, 2016By

u-blox has released new firmware, FW 3.01, for its u-blox M8 concurrent multi-GNSS platform. u-blox M8 FW 3.01 now also supports Galileo, in addition to GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, QZSS and SBAS. It can track up to three constellations concurrently and makes use of all SBAS and QZSS augmentation systems at the same time. With Galileo fully deployed, the European positioning system will... read more

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u‑blox 8 provides GPS/GLONASS receiver platform for low-power devices

January 6, 2016By
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u-blox has released the u‑blox 8 GPS/GLONASS receiver platform. It complements the u-blox GNSS platform portfolio by addressing power sensitive usage, whereas the existing u-blox M8 platform continues to serve applications where navigation performance and highest accuracy are paramount. u-blox 8 offers significant improvements, compared with its predecessor u-blox 7. The tracking sensitivity has been increased by 4 dBm, and... read more

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u-blox joins Qualcomm and Broadcom as top three GPS/GNSS IC vendors

December 2, 2015By

ABI Research’s competitive analysis evaluates GNSS IC vendors across innovation and implementation parameters The GNSS market is slowly shifting in new directions, according to ABI Research. While the smartphone market continues to grow, new opportunities are also emerging in automotive, insurance, wearables, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and the Internet of Things (IoT). Overall, the GNSS market is forecast to continue to... read more

The Business — October 2015

October 1, 2015By

The Business section from the October 2015 GPS World. Download the PDF. Includes: INTERGEO’s Massive Marketplace Antenova GNSS Antenna Integration What Mattered Most at CTIA Super Mobility Week UAV, Survey Markets Key for Maxtena Growth Broadcom’s New Chip for Internet of Things Autonomous Vehicles, Drones Next Big Thing for u-blox PCTEST Expands Antenna Testing Capabilities with Rohde & Schwarz Spirent Robust... read more

CTIA 2015 Recap: What Mattered Most

September 14, 2015By
Janice Partyka writes from CTIA in Las Vegas.

About 30,000 attendees sweltered in Las Vegas for CTIA’s Super Mobility show this past week. Attendance was flat from last year, but the exhibit floor and meeting rooms bustled. The energy of the show focused on M2M and Internet of Things (IoT). In past years, the connected vehicle was a highlight, but not so this year. Wearable technology was scant. Those looking for the big product introductions of the past were disappointed. However, CTIA’s keynote speakers added focus and vision into the show, reminding us of the drive and vigor that built the industry. read more

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Q&A at CTIA 2015 with Nick Papadopoulos, President of u-blox America

September 13, 2015By

Carrier-independent LTE modules, the autonomous vehicle and delivery drones all factor into future plans for the Swiss wireless company   What’s new from u-blox? There’s a ton of new things. One is that we are now expanding our portfolio into short-range radio, meaning we have now products that are Bluetooth- and Wi-Fi-capable, which is useful especially in the automotive industries. And... read more

Handheld’s Nautiz X8 Field Computer Gets Add-ons

August 26, 2015By
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Handheld Group is offering expansion pack features for its Nautiz X8 rugged field computer. The new functionalities will make the Nautiz X8 more versatile for field workers in a number of market segments, including forestry, surveying, construction, field services, warehouse projects and logistics. The Nautiz X8 was built to enable efficient and reliable data collection in the toughest of environments.... read more