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August 6, 2010

Edinburgh’s SELEX Galileo to Supply Atomic Clocks for 14 Galileo Satellites

Passive Hydrogen Maser (PHM) flight model on GIOVE-B (ESA photo)

SELEX Galileo, an Edinburgh, Scotland company, has signed a €30 million contract with with Surrey Satellite Technology LTD (SSTL) to supply PHM atomic clocks for all 14 Galileo FOC (full operational capability) satellites.

The PHM-Passive Hydrogen Maser- clock is the most stable for space
applications and has been tested successfully in GIOVE-B, the Galileo
system’s second validation satellite, which was launched in 2008. 

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By Inside GNSS
January 13, 2010

International CTIA Wireless 2010

International CTIA Wireless, the mobile industry’s annual mega-trade show in Las Vegas, takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center from Tuesday, March 23 through Thursday, March 25 2010 with a pre-conference on March 22.

It covers everything – technology to retail – about wireless and converged communications, wireless broadband, applications, mobile web and data.

Educational sessions on March 23 and 24 include one aimed at engineers and designers, "Next-Gen Networks and Devices."

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By Inside GNSS
July 10, 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.

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By Inside GNSS
September 24, 2008

Wi-Sys Launches Quadrafilar GPS Antenna

Wi-Sys Communications Inc., based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, has launched the WS1551QF L-band + GPS (L1) Quadrifilar Helical Antenna.

An active right-hand circularly polarized, quadrifilar helical antenna, the WS1551QF provides an omni-directional, cardoid radiation pattern, with peak gain optimized at elevation angles between 0° and 40°. The wideband antenna covers both the L-band downlink frequency band (1525 to 1560 MHz) and the GPS (L1) frequency band (1574 to 1576 MHz).

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By Glen Gibbons
August 28, 2008

u-blox 5 Chipset in New Microsoft USB Stick

u-blox Holding AG has announced that Microsoft Corporation selected its latest positioning engine, u-blox 5, for a new “GPS Locator” USB stick.

The “GPS Locator” USB stick will be bundled with the next release of MapPoint 2009, Microsoft’s business travel and map software package, expected to be on the shelves in August 2008.

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By Glen Gibbons