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Location technology related topics


OriginGPS launches world’s smallest GPS module

OriginGPS announced the launch of the Nano Spider, the world’s smallest fully integrated GPS receiver. The Nano Spider module is designed to support ultra-compact applications where size is at a premium, such as smart watches, wearable devices, trackers and digital cameras.

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Richardson RFPD introduces two new GPS helix antennas from Maxtena

 Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for two new GPS helix antennas from Maxtena, Inc.

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RFMW offers 2-6 GHz 100 W limiter

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for a wideband GaAs VPIN limiter capable of protecting sensitive components against high power incident signals. The TriQuint TGL2205-SM operates from 2 to 6 GHz with low insertion loss of less than 0.6 dB. It can limit up to 100 W incident pulsed-power with a low flat leakage of less than 16.5 dBm. The TGL2205-SM die has a protective surface passivation layer that provides enhanced environmental robustness. The TGL2205-SM does not require DC bias and is available in a 4 x 4 mm QFN package allowing simple integration with minimal impact to system performance. TriQuint's TGL2205-SM is well suited for both commercial and defense related applications.

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Custom MMIC's new DC to 20 GHz SP4T offers low insertion loss of 2.4 dB

Custom MMIC, a developer of performance-driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), announces the introduction of the CMD203C4, a DC to 20 GHz single-pole, four-throw (SP4T), MMIC, switch housed in a leadless 4 x 4 mm ceramic package. The CMD203C4 is the latest control device added by Custom MMIC to its growing library of standard products.

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Anritsu extends leadership position in protocol conformance test

Anritsu Co. announced that the Global Certification Forum (GCF) recently confirmed at the CAG#38 meeting in Taipei that the Anritsu ME7834L Protocol Conformance Test (PCT) system has achieved the highest number of approved IMS test cases for device certification.

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Chemring wins MoD nano-satellite research contract

Chemring Technology Solutions' Gioconda industry consortium has been awarded an extension to an existing contract to support the UK MoD’s Dstl nano-satellites research project.

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RFID market grows 17% in one year to $9.2B

New research conducted by IDTechEx, and published in the report "RFID Forecasts, Players and Opportunities 2014-2024," finds that the RFID market - including tags, readers, software and services, for passive and active RFID - will grow from $7.88 billion in 2013 to $9.2 billion in 2014. Most growth is due to active RFID/RTLS systems, interrogators, and then tags, in terms of total money spent.

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Exelis GPS threat detection capability helped to safeguard Super Bowl XLVIII

Signal Sentry 1000, an Exelis product that detects and locates GPS interference sources in 3-D by using longitude, latitude and altitude, was deployed during Super Bowl XLVIII at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

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Lockheed Martin introduces secure wireless tagging and tracking capability

Accurate tracking of munitions and other assets in harsh and/or sensitive environments is now possible through a wireless automatic identity technology introduced by Lockheed Martin

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Galileo has achieved in-orbit validation


The European Space Agency has announced that the in-orbit validation of Galileo has been achieved: Europe now has the operational nucleus of its own satellite navigation constellation in place – the world’s first civil-owned and operated satnav system

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