Ventures • April 21, 2017
Montreal, Quebec-based Skydel Solutions announced a partnership with NOFFZ, a Germany-based technology company.
NOFFZ creates test systems and solutions in the area of the Internet of Things (IoT) — particularly in automotive RF-Test applications around eCall, Network Access Devices (NADs), Telematics Control Units (TCUs), Infotainment/Multimedia Units and Automotive Radar.
New Builds • April 10, 2017
Skyworks Solutions of Woburn, Massachusetts, has launched the SKY65623-682LF low-noise amplifier (LNA) for applications including wearables, asset trackers, navigation devices, and action cameras.
The SKY65623-682LF is a Microwave Monolithic Integrated Circuit (MMIC) front-end LNA designed for GNSS radio receiver applications. The device is designed to provide low current consumption (1mA @ 1.8V supply), optimal gain, and a superior noise figure (NF). Output matching components are embedded inside the device. Only one external input matching inductor is required.
New Builds • April 7, 2017
Trimble introduces the Trimble ABX-Two OEM GNSS sensor, designed to deliver precise heading, pitch, roll and 3D positioning information.
With two internal MB-Two modules, the ABX-Two offers a third antenna option that provides a drift-free, absolute attitude solution. The ABX-Two is well-suited for a wide variety of applications such as agriculture, automotive, aviation, construction and marine systems.
The announcement was made April 6 at Ocean Business 2017, an international event for ocean technology.
Ventures • April 7, 2017
Vectron International today (April 6) announced that the company has entered into an agreement with Furuno to provide Furuno’s GNSS receivers and timing modules in North America.
April 6, 2017
Heerbrugg, Switzerland-based Leica Geosystems announced today the new Leica Zeno GG04 smart antenna, enabling a flexible solution to improve mobile devices’ GNSS accuracy with real-time kinematic (RTK) and precise point positioning (PPP).
Events • April 5, 2017
The annual Joint Navigation Conference (JNC) is a military positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) event hosted by the Institute of Navigation (ION) on behalf of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The ION 2017 JNC advance conference program is now available online.
New Builds • April 4, 2017
NovAtel today unveiled its Oceanix Nearshore correction service at Ocean Business 2017 in Southampton, UK.
Oceanix Nearshore, a subscription-based GNSS correction service for Precise Point Positioning (PPP), provides exceptionally reliable sub-decimeter positioning for marine applications such as dredging, hydrographic survey, mapping and coastal patrolling, according to NovAtel.
With a robust infrastructure, Oceanix precise corrections data is generated utilizing a network of more than 80 strategically located GNSS reference stations globally.
New Builds • April 4, 2017
Foxcom’s GPS/GNSS Optical Repeater Solution for retransmitting GPS/GNSS signals indoors provides seamless coverage inside a hangar or a large facility enabling the testing of navigational systems.
The Repeater Kit consists of an Outdoor Unit (ODU), an Indoor Unit (IDU), antennas, cables and a power supply (PS). Using top RF-Noise performance and a unique indoor directional RHCP antenna, the system provides better coverage, consumes less power and adds less distortion than compatible systems, according to the company.
New Builds • April 3, 2017
Rueil-Malmaison, France-based SBG Systems will unveil Qinertia, its in-house post-processing software, at the Ocean Business show, April 4-6 at Southampton, U.K.
After the survey, this full-feature software is designed to give access to offline real-time kinematic (RTK) corrections, and process inertial and GNSS raw data to further enhance accuracy and secure the survey.
Ventures • March 31, 2017
Swift Navigation, Carnegie Robotics Partnership to Yield High-Precision GNSS, Inertial Technology Products
A partnership between Swift Navigation and Carnegie Robotics announced this week is expected to yield a line of navigation products for autonomous vehicles, outdoor robotics and machine control.
San Francisco-based Swift Navigation is a startup building centimeter-accurate GPS technology designed to power a world of autonomous vehicles, while Carnegie Robotics, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, provides advanced robotics sensors and platforms for defense, agriculture, mining, infrastructure and energy applications.