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New Builds • October 9, 2009

Navman Wireless OEM Launches Jupiter3 GPS Module

Navman Wireless OEM Solutions, based in Foothill Ranch, California, has announced the availability of its new Jupiter3 Ultra-Small GPS Receiver Module, the company’s smallest GPS module (11 x 11 x 2.2 millimeters) and the basis of its next generation of GPS receiver solutions.

Based on SiRF’s GSC3f/LPx chipset, the Jupiter3, is expected to eventually provide the core for all future Navman wireless GPS modules, offering low power consumption (11.5mA ATP), high sensitivity (-159dBm) and modest pricing.

October 7, 2009

InterSense Taking Orders for Miniature IMU Chip for Navigation and Stabilization

InterSense is taking orders for a new NavChip OEM Developer's Kit that includes a pre-release engineering sample of a miniature commercial inertial measurement unit (IMU) on a surface-mount chip.

The offer is open to qualified OEM partners for a limited number of kits to be delivered this month. Initial production is planned for early 2010, with fully-qualified NavChips available in the second quarter.

October 7, 2009

Artech House Technology Publishers Offer Discount to ION GNSS 2009 participants

Artech House book publishers is offering a "virtual tradeshow booth" to all who attended ION GNSS 2009 last month in Savannah. Use the promotional code on the website for any GPS/GNSS-book and receive fifteen percent off through Friday, October 23.

New Builds • October 7, 2009

Rakon Offers New Manta TCXO for GNSS Applications and High-sensitivity Communications

Rakon, the New Zealand-based manufacturer of frequency timing solutions, has launched a new TCXO in its Manta Series.

The HT7500/HVT7500 temperature-controlled oscillator combines discrete design and ASIC compensation in a compact standard 7m x 5m x 1.9m SMD package. It offers high-quality stability and phase noise.

Advanced IC technology, using unique fifth-order compensation over wide temperature ranges (-40°C to 85°C), makes this TCXO suitable for GNSS applications and for use in precision GPS where low phase noise is required.

New Builds • October 7, 2009

DataGrid Launches New GNSS Receiver for OEM Integrators

DataGrid, Inc. has released the third generation of its programmable DGRx-GNSS receiver for OEM integrators as well as a high-sensitivity mode for DGRx-GNSS that allows the receiver to track the L1 and L2C codes transmitted by GPS and GLONASS satellites down to a signal level of only 15 dB-Hz.

New Builds • October 7, 2009

Leica Geosystems Announces New Measurement System

Leica Viva from Leica Geosystems is a new-generation measurement system that combines a number of technologies into a portfolio of total stations, GNSS receiver, system controllers and onboard software.

The Viva GNSS suite's  GS10 and GS15 system controllers can be used for all tasks and setups for GNSS surveying and construction, including all-on-the-pole or backpack rover; mounted on a car, quad or boat; RTK field base station; and long term monitoring sensor.

New Builds • October 5, 2009

Trimble Introduces RTK GNSS OEM Receiver

Trimble introduced its new Trimble BD970, a real-time kinematic (RTK) GNSS receiver for high-precision and control application, at the ION GNSS 2009 show in September.

Capable of receiving a wide range of commercially available satellite signals, the BD970 receiver is designed to allow OEMs and system integrators to easily add centimeter-level positioning to specialized or custom hardware solutions.

New Builds • October 1, 2009

NovAtel Launches GPS / GLONASS Products at ION Conference

NovAtel Inc. rolled out a series of new products and a firmware upgrade at the Institute of Navigation’s ION GNSS 2009 conference held September 22-25 in Savannah, Georgia, USA.

The Calgary, Alberta, Canada–based GNSS manufacturer announced the launch of their new single-frequency GNSS receiver, OEMStar. The low-cost, 14-channel, L1 receiver measures 46 x 71 millimeters and consumes just 750 milliwatts of power when tracking both GPS and GLONASS signals.

New Builds • September 30, 2009

Averna Launches New Version of Universal Receiver Tester for GPS

Global test engineering company Averna, headquartered in Montreal, Canada, has launched the URT (Universal Receiver Tester) 5.0, a new line of turnkey solutions for GPS receiver testing.

September 30, 2009

Septentrio Introduces First GNSS / IMU Receiver, New GPS / GLONASS Board, Redesigned Website

Septentrio has launched AsteRxi, the company’s first multi-sensor GNSS receiver as well as the AsteRx2eH, a single-board dual-frequency dual-antenna GPS/GLONASS heading receiver, specially designed for demanding machine control, marine survey, photogrammetry and other multi-antenna applications.

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