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New Builds • April 26, 2008

Spectrum Control Offers Dual-Frequency Patch Antenna

Spectrum Control, Inc., of Fairview, Pennsylvania, has designed a new single-element patch antenna that can receive and/or transmit two frequency bands — GPS and satellite communications — in one package.

The new antennas were developed for GPS applications using either Globalstar, for telephone and low-speed data communications, or Iridium’s voice and data communications. The frequencies cover 1575MHz (GPS) to 1615MHz (Globalstar) and 1575MHz (GPS) to 1621MHz (Iridium).

Ventures • April 20, 2008

May 1: First day to enter your idea in the 2008 European Satellite Navigation Competition

The European Satellite Navigation Competition (Galileo Masters), now in its fifth year, is seeking the best ideas for satellite navigation applications from companies, entrepreneurs, research institutes, universities, and individuals.

This year's contest will culminate with an awards ceremony in the Munich Residenz, Munich, Germany on Tuesday, October 21, 2008.

New Builds • April 15, 2008

NovAtel Offers GL1DE Technology for Precision Ag Guidance

NovAtel Inc. has launched its new GL1DE technology, the latest enhancement to the Calgary, Alberta, Canada–based company’s high-precision OEMV GNSS product line.

GL1DE is a relative pseudorange/delta-phase filter enhancement available in the coompany’s OEMV 3.400 firmware. The new technology is targeted for agricultural guidance applications in which pass-to-pass repeatability and elimination of position “jumps” is critical.

New Builds • April 14, 2008

Hemisphere GPS Announces Eclipse Developer Kit

Hemisphere GPS has released an OEM development kit for its Eclipse dual-frequency GPS receiver technology.

Development kits allow product designers and system integrators to more easily access and test all of the available features on an Eclipse board, simplifying the effort needed to reach a proof of concept and shortening the time required to bring a product to market.

Ventures • April 11, 2008

IfEN Receives ESA EGNOS-Related Contract

The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded a contract to IfEN GmbH to develop a “New Generation” receiver breadboard for use at the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) Ranging and Integrity Monitoring Stations (RIMS).

The RIMS New Generation breadboard will be capable of receiving the new L2C and L5 signals, the Galileo E1, E5ab, and E6 signals and the GLONASS L1 signal in addition to GPS L1 and L2P signals.

New Builds • April 6, 2008

Texas Instruments Launches GPS/Bluetooth/FM Chip

Texas Instruments’s (TI’s) announcement of its NaviLink 6.0 (NL5500) with integrated GPS, Bluetooth, and FM may presage the company’s expanded focus for application markets beyond cell phone handsets.

New Builds • April 6, 2008

Spirent Launches GLONASS L2 Capability in Simulator Series

UK-based Spirent Communications will introduce its new GSS8000 series of GNSS constellation simulators with GLONASS L2 capability at the Moscow International Satellite Forum April 7–8 and the European Navigation Conference–GNSS 2008 in Toulouse, France, April 22–25.

Ventures • April 3, 2008

Trimble Snares Big Turkey GNSS Network Contract

Turkey's Istanbul Kultur University has selected Trimble to supply GNSS equipment and establish a 150-station, nationwide GNSS infrastructure network

New Builds • April 2, 2008

u-blox Launches GPS Timing Module

Swiss GNSS chip manufacturer u-blox has introduced a new precise timing GPS module, the LEA-5T, precise timing at the CTIA Wireless 2008 conference taking place this week in Las Vegas.

Based on the company’s 50-channel, fifth-generation chipset technology, the LEA-5T is intended for such applications as telecom network synchronization, use in WiMAX base stations for home-based broadband networks, and data communication among geographically dispersed systems and devices such as NTP servers.

Events • March 30, 2008

IEEE/ION PLANS Conference: Last chance for early-bird registration is Friday, April 4

Friday, April 4, 2008 is the last day to register by fax, mail, or online without a late fee for the 2008 IEEE/ION PLANS conference in Montery, California USA on May 5-8. Send your registration form with full payment in order to get the early rate.

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