Pulse Electronics Corp.'s new Monarch series multi-mode global navigation satellite system ceramic antennas provide wireless signal reception for the four major global and regional satellite systems: GPS, GLONASS, Beidou (Compass) and Galileo. The Monarch Series W3010 is a compact, low profile antenna that delivers high efficiency (75% typical) over a wide bandwidth for enhanced navigation and device tracking.
JADAK LLC, a global leader and supplier of HF RFID, optical data collection and machine vision technologies to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in medical, security, gaming and kiosk industries, announced that it has acquired the assets of SkyeTek, a Denver, Colo.-based provider of embedded and stand-alone UHF RFID Solutions for OEM equipment suppliers.
Rohde & Schwarz offers a new, speed-optimized production tester – the R&S SMBV100A vector signal generator equipped with the R&S SMBV-P101 package – for the production testing of Global Navigation Satellite System receivers.
QinetiQ has announced a major breakthrough in developing a robust navigation receiver which will utilize the new global navigation satellite system Galileo, and particularly the secured Public Regulated Service.
OriginGPS announced the launch of the Multi Micro Hornet, the world’s smallest patented fully integrated multiple constellation antenna module. The innovative architecture packs the most functionality and high-quality components in the smallest space by volume, to improve wearables’ fashion and function.
NXP Semiconductors has announced that two of its engineers have been nominated for the EPO European Inventor Award. Franz Amtmann and Philippe Maugars, along with their teams, have been recognized for their work in the creation of near field communication.
Tracking rail carts with GPS and cellular could bring value to the rail sector; however, penetration rates on rail carts are currently very low (globally less than 50,000 in 2014), and growth is not forecasted to be very strong over the next 5 years, or even the next 10, according to ABI Research. Therefore, for the time being at least, it looks like RFID will dominate this sector.
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.