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New Builds • September 1, 2009

u-blox Launches Ultra-Low Power u-blox 6 for Battery-Driven Applications

Thalwil, Switzerland–based embedded GNSS receiver provider u-blox has announced the upgrade of its core CMOS technology to u-blox 6, with substantially reduced power requirements as the result of new "intelligent," user-selectable power management features. According to the company, these innovations enable significantly extended battery life for power-critical GPS applications.

August 11, 2009

Spirent Launches New Signal Generator

Spirent Communications plc has launched the GSS6300 Multi-GNSS Signal Generator, intended for high-volume production test applications for devices that use commercial GPS/SBAS, GLONASS, and/or Galileo receivers.

The GSSS6300 provides a comprehensive remote control interface, designed to facilitate integration into automated test equipment (ATE) environments.

New Builds • July 31, 2009

NavCom Launches Multi-Frequency, All-System GNSS Receiver

NavCom Technology, Inc.
, has announced the release of the SF-3050 multi-frequency GNSS receiver that incorporates the company’s new Sapphire GNSS OEM board.

Offering integrated StarFire/RTK GNSS capabilities, the SF-3050 and Sapphire feature 66-channel tracking, including multi-constellation support for GPS, GLONASS and Galileo.

New Builds • July 30, 2009

PCTEL Introduces GSM/WIFI/WIMAX/GPS multi-band antenna

, has introduced its new Medallion GSM/WIFI/WIMAX/GPS multi-band antenna featuring a rugged low profile housing that allows omnidirectional reception.

New Builds • July 17, 2009

Racelogic Introduces GPS Scenario Software

UK electronics design and manufacturer Racelogic has released new scenario-generation software, SatGen, intended to simplify creating custom scenarios for the company’s LabSat GPS Simulator.

According to Racelogic, the software can simulate user-defined dynamic GPS scenarios from scratch anywhere in the world.

New Builds • July 16, 2009

Spirent Launches Multi-GNSS Constellation Simulator

Spirent Communications has launched its GSS6700 Multi-GNSS Constellation Simulator with test test capability GPS, GLONASS, and the planned European Galileo system.

Ventures • July 13, 2009

GPS Networking, Inc., moves to New Facility

GPS Networking, Inc., a provider of GPS/GNSS signal distribution equipment and accessories since 1999, is moving effective July 15.

The company is remaining in Pueblo, Colorado, and moving into a larger facility at 3915A Outlook Blvd, Pueblo CO 81008.

GPS Networking's phone number (1-800-463-3063/1-719-595-9880), fax number (719-595-9890) and website address <www.gpsnetworking.com> will also remain the same.

New Builds • July 10, 2009

Chronos Launches GPS Interference Monitor

Chronos Technology, of Lydbrook, Gloucstershire, United Kingdom, has introduced its CTL3500 Interference Monitor, a low-cost, handheld, battery-operated device designed to detect the presence of too much GPS power or non-GPS signals and interference broadcasting on the L1 channel.

New Builds • July 9, 2009

GPS Networking Offers Variable Gain Amplifier with Push Button Control

GPS Networking, of Pueblo, Colorado, has launched the VGLCDLA30RPDC, a variable gain GPS in-line amplifier with LCD display and push button control.

Featuring a range of 0–30 dB, the VGLCDLA30RPDC’s push button control can increase or decrease gain in increments of 1 dB, enabling operators to make precise adjustments quickly and view the output power at any given time for more efficient testing.

The unit operates on 110VAC or 220 VAC transformer (wall mount) and 240 VAC (United Kingdom). Connector options include types N, SMA, TNC, and BNC.

New Builds • July 8, 2009

MMT Launches 20-Channel Module

Micro Modular Technologies (MMT), of Irvine, California, has introduced its MN5515HS GPS receiver module, a low-power, 20-channel GPS receiver module based on the SiRFstarIII GPS receiver chipset.

The MN5515HS has a reported cold-start acquisition sensitivity of –145dBm and tracking sensitivity of –159dBm.

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