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November 4, 2013

Microsemi Corporation to Acquire Symmetricom, Inc.

Microsemi Corporation  and Symmetricom, Inc.,  have announced a definitive agreement for Microsemi to acquire the San Jose, California­–based precision time and frequency provider.
The agreement offers stockholders $7.18 per share through a cash tender, representing a premium of 49 percent based on the average closing price of Symmetricom's shares of common stock during the 90 trading days ended October 18, 2013. The total transaction value is approximately $230 million, net of Symmetricom's projected cash balance at closing.

New Builds • October 21, 2013

KVH Launches Multi-Axis FOG at AUSA 2013

KVH Industries, Inc., introduced the multi-axis DSP-1760 fiber optic gyro (FOG) today (October 21, 2013) at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting and exposition, AUSA 2013, in Washington, D.C.
The unit’s novel design combines 1, 2, or 3 axes of high-performance FOGs within an easy-to-integrate housing, according to the company. Depending on the application, an optimal combination of axes can be integrated within an environmentally sealed, lightweight enclosure.

New Builds • October 8, 2013

Trimble Adds Galileo, BeiDou Preview to CenterPoint RTX Post-Processing Service

Trimble has announced a “preview” version of its CenterPoint RTX post-processing service, enabling GNSS observations using available Galileo and BeiDou Middle Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites.

New Builds • October 3, 2013

Hemisphere GNSS Announces New GNSS OEM Positioning Modules

Hemisphere GNSS has launched the Eclipse P306 and P307 multi-frequency GPS, GLONASS, and BeiDou modules, the first products to incorporate the company’s new SX4 ASIC.

With 372 channels, the modules can simultaneously track code and carrier phase signals on up to 89 satellites, are are Galileo- and QZSS-ready, and can be configured to address several diverse applications through software, according to the company.

Ventures • October 2, 2013

NovAtel Garners FAA Contract for 3rd-Generation WAAS Receiver

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has contracted with NovAtel Inc. to produce and deliver 176 Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) third-generation reference receivers (G-III).

The contract also includes engineering support for the G-III receiver as well as the current generation reference receiver (G-II), Geostationary Earth Orbit Uplink Subsystem – Type 1 (GUST) receiver, and Signal Generator (SIGGEN).

New Builds • September 30, 2013

JAVAD GNSS Launches 864-Channel RTK Land Survey ‘Machine’

JAVAD GNSS has introduced the Triumph-LS, a complete real-time kinematic survey system including an 864-channel receiver capable of receiving and processing all available GNSS signals, antenna, radio modem, controller, and collapsible pole. The receiver is based on JAVAD GNSS's new Triumph 2 chip.

New Builds • September 24, 2013

Trimble Launches 4-Constellation OEM GNSS Module

Trimble has introduced its BD930 module as part of its GNSS OEM portfolio.
This small module features triple-frequency support for GPS and GLONASS plus dual-frequency support for BeiDou and Galileo constellations. Capable of receiving a wide range of commercially available GNSS signals, the 220-channel BD930 takes advantage of all available signals to provide reliable RTK centimeter-level positioning.

September 13, 2013

ABI Research: Dedicated GPS/GNSS Devices to Reach $7 Billion in 2018

Despite the continued decline in sales of portable navigation devices (PNDs) and the alternative solutions from smartphones, smart watches and eyewear, the portable GPS-enabled device market is anticipated to continue to hold its own thanks to dedicated heads up display/eyewear, cycling, and health/tracking devices, according to a market research company.

New Builds • August 21, 2013

Averna, National Instruments Partner on Record & Playback System

Averna Technologies has announced the availability of RF Studio for National Instruments Software Defined Radio Platform (USRP), converting the USRP into a portable RF system for the recording and playback of real-world GNSS signals.

New Builds • August 20, 2013

IFEN and WORK Microwave Announce BeiDou-2 Support, Additional Enhancements for NavX-NCS GNSS Simulators

IFEN GmbH, in partnership with WORK Microwave, have announced the release of software update v1.9 for their NavX-NCS GNSS multi-frequency simulator product line.

A key enhancement to the NavX-NCS solution is comprehensive support of China's BeiDou-2 navigation satellite system, according to the companies. By enabling real-time simulation of second-generation BeiDou satellite signals, NavX-NCS expands a user's GNSS signal capability beyond GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, and satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) constellations.

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