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October 27, 2009

CERGAL 2010, GNSS Certification Symposium, Issues Call for Papers

The 2010 CERGAL symposium will take place in the Baltic city of Rostock, in northern Germany, next April 28-29.

This year, the Symposium on Certification of GNSS Systems and Services will concentrate on maritime and inland waterways applications and GNSS testing infrastructure.

In addition to those topics, papers are invited on GNSS system aspects and aviation, road, rail and other special applications. Abstracts are due on November 30, 2009. 

New Builds • October 26, 2009

CSR Unveils Newest SiRFstarIV Family Member

CSR plc. introduced the SiRFstarIV GSD4e GPS location processor, the newest member of the recently launched SiRFstarIV architecture, at the company’s Location 2.0 Summit in San Diego, California, earlier this month.

The GSD4e adds a built-in CPU and innovations such as SiRFGeoRecov technology that are optimized to ensure continuous location awareness in a new breed of digital cameras, portable game consoles, wearable platforms and other consumer devices, without loading the host processor.

Ventures • October 22, 2009

Search and Rescue Dog Positioning System Wins 2009 European Satellite Navigation Grand Prize

The Spanish high-technology company GMV S.A. won three top prizes  for its canine search and rescue positioning system at the sixth European Satellite Navigation competition awards ceremony held on October 21 in Munich, Germany.

People • October 21, 2009

RTCM Recognizes Kalafus for Lengthy DGNSS Standards Role

The Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) has recognized Dr. Rudy Kalafus for his 25 years of service as Chairman of RTCM Special Committee 104 (SC104) on Differential Global Navigation Satellite System (DGNSS) Service.  

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.

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