June 5, 2019

GMV Uses GPS and Galileo to Provide Robust Timing for the Financial Sector

An increasing number of applications require accurate, reliable, and traceable signals for time and synchronization. Key fields of application include banking and finance, telecom networks and electricity grids. GMV’s WANTime is a new time service for the city of Madrid, Spain, distributed using the White-Rabbit network protocol over optical fiber. A pilot customer of the service is currently the Madrid Stock Exchange (Bolsa de Madrid), connected to GMV’s datacenter by a network link of around 50 kilometers.

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By Inside GNSS
March 25, 2019

EndRun’s Frequency and Time Distribution Chassis Now Available with Upgraded Network Centric Management

Precision time and frequency solutions provider EndRun Technologies has launched its next generation, e-Series Distribution Chassis that adds a secure, integrated network management interface. The e-Series Distribution Chassis is said to maintain the industry leading frequency, pulse, and time code distribution functionality that provides high integrity signals to mission critical systems including communications, satellite earth stations, broadcast transmitters, military test ranges, production test, and others.

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By Inside GNSS
March 19, 2019

EndRun Launches Metrology Grade Time and Frequency Standard

EndRun Technologies, a provider of precision time and frequency solutions, has announced the availability of the Meridian II 2U Precision TimeBase, a metrology grade time and frequency standard traceable to UTC(USNO). This addition to the Meridian II product family introduces an Ultra-Stable Rubidium oscillator option, increased output capacity, and modular power supplies for high-availability, mission critical, and high-performance applications.

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By Inside GNSS
November 13, 2018

International Technical Symposium on Navigation and Timing Held This Week in Toulouse, France

The International Technical Symposium on Navigation and Timing (ITSNT) is an annual event organized by CNES (Centre national d’études spatiales) and ENAC (Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile) for professionals and researchers working with or interested in navigation and timing technologies and their use. This year’s event is taking place this week, Nov. 13-16, in Toulouse, France, on the campus of ENAC.

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By Inside GNSS
September 5, 2018

Skydel Releases New CDM-5 Clock Distribution Module

Skydel’s new CDM-5 clock distribution module is a PCIe card that provides 10MHz and 1PPS signals for up to five devices that need tight and precise synchronization. The clock distribution module is said to be ideal for PCIe-based Software-Defined Radios (SDR) installed in rackmountor desktop PCs, and can also be used for any other applications that require a precise PC-based timing reference.

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By Inside GNSS
August 20, 2018

The Death of Old Time? – NIST Cutting WWV

The deck of a tall ship rolled heavily beneath me as a freshening wind whistled through the rigging. A sextant in one hand and a stop watch in the other, I carefully listened. “Tock, Tock, Tock, Tock… the time is now fourteen hours, fifty-eight minutes, Coordinated Universal Time… Dong.” I clicked the stop watch in preparation for checking and winding the ship’s chronometers and measuring the height of the sun at local apparent noon.

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By Inside GNSS
August 6, 2018

ESA Trainees Develop Smartphone Apps to View Galileo Satellites

The European Space Agency (ESA) recently ran an internal competition for its trainees to develop an app capable of making positioning fixes using only Galileo satellites. ESA challenged these young graduate and national trainees to develop smartphone apps to perform satellite navigation fixes solely with the use of Galileo satellites. Three teams developed apps in their spare time, presenting their results to a jury of experts from ESA, the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) and Google.

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By Inside GNSS