Trending GNSS Products in 2024: March Edition

Trending GNSS Products in 2024: March Edition

Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) encompasses a group of satellite systems used for providing positioning, navigation, and timing services worldwide. GNSS has become an integral part of modern life, supporting various industries and everyday activities. GNSS products comprise of a range of devices and components used in satellite navigation systems that facilitate communication between GNSS satellites and receivers, enabling accurate positioning, navigation, and timing. everything RF has compiled a list of trending GNSS products on the website in March 2024.

Multi-Band, Multi-Constellation GNSS Front-end Module

The TFM.120A from Taoglas is a GNSS Front-end Module for L1+B1+G1, L2 and L5+L-bands from 1197 to 1606 MHz. It is a dual-input, single-output module and has a SAW/LNA/SAW/LNA topology in both the low and high-band signal paths to prevent unwanted out-of-band interference from overdriving the GNSS LNAs or receiver. The SAW filters provide excellent out-of-band rejection while also maintaining a low noise figure. It has cascaded LNAs, pre-filters and optimized impedance matching that deliver sufficient gain to the GNSS receiver without signal-to-noise overload. This FEM supports GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS and IRNSS constellations including SBAS. It requires a DC supply from +1.8 to +5.5 V and consumes less than 9.0 mA of current. Read more

Shielded Front-End Module for GNSS Applications with Integrated LNA and Pre-Filter

The SKY65725-81 from Skyworks is a Shielded Front-End Module that operates from 1559 to 1606 MHz. It has an integrated low-noise amplifier (LNA) and pre-filter that is designed for Global Positioning System/Global Navigation Satellite System/Beidou Navigation Satellite System (GPS/GNSS/BDS) receiver applications. The pre-filter provides low in-band insertion loss and integrated notch filtering for exceptional rejection of the cellular, PCS, and WLAN frequency bands. This FEM provides a small signal gain of 16 dB and has a noise figure of less than 2.6 dB. It provides a reverse isolation of 30 dB and an out-of-band rejection of up to 65 dBc. The module requires a DC supply of 1.8 V and consumes 3.5 mA of current. Read more

L1/L5 Band Active GNSS Antenna with Integrated LNA and SAW Filter

The ANN-MB5 from u-blox is an Active Multi-Band (L1/L5/E5a/B2a/NavIC) active GNSS antenna. It operates from 1559 to 1608 MHz (L1) and 1164 to 1186 MHz (L5/E5a/B2a/NavIC) frequency bands. This RHCP antenna provides a gain of 4.5 dBic (Zenith) with an efficiency of up to 65% (L5 band) and has an axial ratio of 6.3 dB (L5 band). It includes a low-noise amplifier (LNA) with SAW filtering that provides a gain of 16 dB with a noise figure of 2 dB. This LNA provides an out-of-band rejection of up to 45 dB and has a VSWR of 2.0:1. It requires a DC supply from 3 to 5 V and consumes 17 mA of current. Read more

GNSS Module with Integrated LNA and SAW Filter

The ML8089F from Navia is a GNSS Module. It is based on the STA8089G SoC from the Teseo III family and has a built-in LNA and SAW filter. This module can support dead reckoning by connecting the accelerometer, gyroscope, odometer, and the signal of a backing. It has a sensitivity of -162 dBm and a positioning accuracy of 1.5 m. This module includes an LDO that transforms the input voltage of 3.3 V (3.0-3.6 V) into 1.8 V to act as a supply for the core (the navigation chip) and the active internal periphery. In the low consumption mode, including “sleep,” the core disconnects this LDO. Read more

Automotive-Grade Multi-Constellation GNSS PCB Antenna from 1559 to 1610 MHz

The A1001011 from KYOCERA AVX is an Automotive-Grade GPS/GNSS Antenna that operates from 1559 to 1610 MHz. This antenna provides a peak gain of 1 dBi and has an average efficiency of more than 41%. It supports GPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU, and GALILEO constellations in the L1/ G1/B1/E1 bands. The antenna utilizes IMD technology that enables the advanced antenna design that delivers superior performance in reception-critical applications. This PCB antenna is capable of off-ground and on-ground (over metal) environments. It is available in a surface-mount package that measures 22.0 x 3.2 x 3.3 mm and is ideal for embedded design, cellular, headsets, tablets, gateway, telematics, M2M, industrial devices, and smart grid applications. Read more

L1/L5-Band Multi-Constellation GNSS Antenna with RTK/PPP-RTK Support

The TW5794 from Tallysman Wireless is an L1/L2-Band GNSS Antenna with a PPP-RTK accuracy of sub 6 cm and RTK accuracy of sub 1 cm. It supports concurrent tracking of GPS, BeiDou, Galileo, and GLONASS constellations and offers high availability for PPP-RTK or RTK solutions with a quick convergence time. This antenna also has an L-Band correction receiver for stand-alone RTK for precise point positioning. It includes multi-stage XF™ filtering with low noise figure LNAs, combined with the dual feed Accutenna™, which greatly improves the rejection of multi-path signal interference. Read more

L1/L2/L5-Band, Automotive-Grade Multi-Constellation Active GNSS Antenna

The M10HCT-A-TNC from Maxtena is an Active GNSS Antenna that operates in the L1, L2 and L5 bands. It supports all GPS, Galileo, Glonass and BeiDou bands including L-Band correction services coverage. This RHCP antenna is built on proprietary Maxtena Helicore® technology which provides exceptional pattern control, polarization purity and high efficiency in a very compact form factor. It has a low axial ratio to ensure the antenna captures the RHCP signal well and mitigates the reflected LHCP signals. This automotive-grade antenna ensures a high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and GNSS signal tracking from all elevation angles in all types of environments. Read more

Active GPS/BeiDou/GLONASS Timing Antenna from 1559 to 1607 MHz

The PPANGPS1016 from PolyPhaser is an Active GPS/GNSS Timing Antenna that operates from 1559 to 1607 MHz. This right-hand circular polarized (RHCP) antenna filters and amplifies GNSS L1, GLONASS G1, and BeiDou B1 global positioning signals received from satellite constellations. It has an integrated low-noise amplifier (LNA) that provides a gain of 31 dBi with a noise figure of 1.5 dB. This antenna uses a Neodymium rare-earth magnet and can recover timing and positioning data for timing reference and phase synchronization. This antenna is externally grounded with a DC feed through the RF cable. It requires a DC supply from 3 to 5.5 V and consumes less than 22 mA of current. Read more

16-Array GPS/GNSS Anti-Jamming CRPA System for Maritime Platforms

The TUALAJ 16300-D from TUALCOM is a 16-array GPS/GNSS Anti-Jamming Controlled Reception Pattern Antenna (CRPA) System. It uses a state-of-the-art digital controller and novel beamforming techniques to eliminate interference to ensure the uninterrupted operation of GNSS receivers in the presence of up to 15 jamming sources. This system supports various messaging formats and integrates seamlessly with civil and military GNSS receivers deployed on land, sea, and air platforms (including unmanned systems) and fixed installations. It has an option for embedded high-performance GNSS receivers and allows SBAS signals to be utilized for increased accuracy and reliability. Read more

GPS Anti-Jam Antenna System for Airborne Applications

The GAJT-AE-N from Novatel is a GPS Anti-Jam Antenna System for the GPS (L1/L2), QZSS (L1/L2), SBAS (L1), and Galileo (E1) bands. It has been designed for size and weight-constrained applications such as small airborne and ground unmanned platforms, where it is preferable to mount the antenna electronics inside the vehicle. This commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) anti-jam system is compatible with legacy and modern GNSS receivers and has a wide bandwidth, ensuring compatibility with M-code GPS receivers. It needs to be connected to a controlled reception pattern antenna (CRPA). Read more

8-Channel, M-Code GPS Anti-Jamming Processor for Airborne Applications

The 7-6008 from Cobham Aerospace Connectivity is an 8-Channel GPS Anti-Jamming Digital Antenna Control Unit (DACU) that operates in the L1 and L2 bands. It has been designed to be used with an active controlled reception pattern array (CRPA) receiver unit. This M-Code-compliant anti-jam processor mitigates narrowband interference using an excision process and broadband interference by creating directed nulls in the antenna pattern, resulting in a significant anti-jam protection, even in highly dynamic, multi-jammer environments. It can be used in size and weight-constrained platforms, such as small airborne and unmanned installations. Read more

Compact, Low Cost, Low Noise GPS/GNSS Disciplined Rubidium Oscillator

The LNRClok-1500 from Safran is compact, smart, low cost, low noise GPS/GNSS-disciplined Rubidium oscillator (GPSDO) with an optional integrated GPS / GNSS receiver. This 10 MHz Disciplined Rubidium Oscillator delivers a sine wave output with a phase noise of -145 dBc/Hz at 1 kHz offset, has harmonics of less than -40 dBc and spurious levels of below -80 dBc. The oscillator uses the patented, adaptive SmarTiming+ technology, disciplining the GPS/GNSS reference at 1ns resolution, providing a host of complex time and frequency features in a single package solution, while achieving state-of-the-art performance, reliability and extended lifetime. Read more

Rugged GNSS/INS Receiver with RTK for Centimeter-Level Positioning

The AntaRx-Si3 from Septentrio is a GNSS/INS Receiver designed to provide robust and reliable positioning and 3D altitude in challenging environments. It integrates a GNSS receiver, an inertial sensor, and an antenna in a single ultra-robust module. This receiver can simultaneously receive signals from GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, and SBAS constellations using 544 built-in hardware channels and provides centimeter-level positioning services for excellent performance in multiple heading, pitch, and roll angles. It also adds an auxiliary antenna that enables heading measurement without the need for movement. Read more

Dual-Thread, 96-Channel Encrypted Airborne GPS Receiver

The Airborne SAASM Receiver (ASR) 3.7-DS from BAE Systems is an Airborne GPS Receiver for L1 and L2 bands. It has 96 channels (48 hardware channels per thread) and hosts individual civil and military receivers on a single ASR form factor board. This receiver has a Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) capability for extremely accurate positioning. It interfaces with BAE Systems’ Digital GPS Anti-jam Receiver (DIGAR) to provide unmatched anti-jamming performance for warfighters who must operate in the most challenging environments. The receiver supports all-in-view satellite tracking for optimized geometry and satellite drop-out immunity and Fault Detection and Exclusion (FDE) per DO-229 providing navigation solution integrity. Read more

Receiver Module for Maritime AIS Applications

The GNS 5851 AIS from GNS-Electronics is a Receiver Module that is designed for marine Automatic Identification Systems (AIS). It operates in Marine Band channels 87B (Ch. A) – 161.975 MHz and 88B (Ch. B) – 162.025 MHz and can be configured to statically receive either channel in a chained pair or to automatically hop between channels stand-alone. This module has an integrated sensitive RF frontend, signal processing, and a data decoder with standard NMEA AIS that can be easily connected to a host processor. It can handle an RF input of up to 10 dBm and has a sensitivity of -117 dBm. This module requires a DC supply of 3.3 V and consumes 20 mA of current. It can be controlled via a UART interface. Read more

Space-Qualified L1/L2 Band GPS Receiver for LEO and GEO Applications

The Sentinel® M-Code GPS Receiver from General Dynamics provides PPS position, velocity, and time information for LEO and GEO satellites (with an option for MEO and HEO). It has 32 channels (can go up to 64 channels) with support for C/A, P(Y), and Modernized M-Code (L2C optional) civil signals. This receiver operates in the L1 and L2 bands, has a dual antenna configuration, and allows any channel to be assigned to either antenna. It features integrated anti-jam technology and anti-spoof algorithms to enable superior performance in GPS-contested and denied environments. The receiver is qualified and tested for the space environment (pyrotechnic shock, random vibration, thermal vacuum, radiation) and EMI/EMC (tailored MIL-STD-461F). Read more

Four-Element Active CRPA Antenna for GPS L1/L2 (P and M-Code) Bands

The 20-7009 from Chelton is an Active CRPA Antenna that operates from 1215.6 to 1587.42 MHz covering the GPS L1 & L2 (P and M-Code) bands. This CPRA (Controlled Reception Pattern Antenna) consists of four light-weight, temperature stable radiating elements with hemispherical coverage. The antenna has RHCP polarization and is available in a variety of options, including passive and active configurations. The active configuration containing four low-noise amplifiers protected by filters, providing rejection of unwanted out-of-band signals, and limiters which provide protection from high power signals. The included LNAs provide 28 dB of gain with a noise figure of 3 dB. It is designed for airborne rotary wing and ground-based operations. Read more

Rugged, Multi-Constellation, Multi-Band Active GNSS Antenna

The A46 from Hemisphere is a GNSS Antenna that operates in the GPS L1/L2/L5, GLONASS G1/G2, BeiDou B1/B2/B3, SBAS, L-band, Galileo E1/E5a/b, and QZSS bands. It has been designed to support mmWave-level accuracy for machine control applications. This rugged antenna can be used in challenging environments (such as near buildings and foliage) for superior multipath mitigation, stable phase center (variation less than 2 mm at GPS L1 band, for elevations above 15°), and strong SNR. The GNSS sensor provides an LNA gain of 30 dB with a noise figure of 2 dB while the L-band sensor provides an LNA gain of 30 dB. It requires a DC supply from 3.3 to 15 V and consumes 25 mA of current. Read more

GNSS/GPS RF-over-Fiber Link from 1 to 1.8 GHz

The ViaLiteHD from ViaLite is a GNSS/GPS RF-over-Fiber Link that operates from 1000 to 1800 MHz. It has a transmission distance of more than 50 km and can be used for GPS, GALILEO, GLONASS, and BeiDou constellations. This link is designed to transport all common GPS-type signals that connect the antenna to distant equipment such as time servers, repeaters, DAS systems, Tetra, and cellular base stations. It can be configured as single point-to-point, fully redundant, as well as point-to-multipoint receive points via optical splitting. This RF-over-fiber link provides a Tx and Rx gain adjustment range of 15.5 dB, has a noise figure of 15 dB (at default gain), and an SFDR of 109 dB/Hz. Read more

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