Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) consists of constellations of Earth-orbiting satellites that provide positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) information to receivers on the ground. These constellations include GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, Beidou, IRNSS and QZSS, etc. and are used in various applications such as space stations, aviation, maritime, rail, road and mass transit. They also play a critical role in telecommunications, land surveying, law enforcement, emergency response, precision agriculture, mining, finance, and scientific research.
In this article, everything RF has compiled a list of trending GNSS products in 2021. View the GNSS Hub on everything RF to keep up to date with new GNSS products, news, whitepapers, webinars, and events.
Low-Power L1, L5 Band GNSS Receiver for Mobile Applications
The BCM4778 from Broadcom is an L1, L5 Band GNSS Receiver that is designed for mobile and wearable applications. It uses Broadcom’s proprietary Grid Tracking technology that simultaneously tracks line-of-sight and multiple reflections from each satellite to enhance urban accuracy. The receiver is based on 7 nm CMOS technology and has an ultra-low power consumption. Learn more.
Multi-Constellation GNSS Module with Inertial Measurement Technology
The ZED-F9R from u-Blox is a Multi-Band GNSS Module that supports GPS/QZSS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou constellations. It has an integrated inertial measurement unit (IMU) for RTK positioning which uses built-in algorithms to fuse the IMU data, GNSS measurements, wheel ticks, correction data, and vehicle dynamic models to provide optimal positioning accuracy. Learn more.
GNSS Module for Responsive Navigation and Difficult Conditions
The Erinome-II from Würth Elektronik is a GNSS Module that supports four major GNSS constellations (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou) for fast and accurate positioning. The connection of an external antenna can be made through an RF pad for module operation. This module is based on the Qualcomm SirfStar V 5e chipset and features standard NMEA + chipset-specific communication protocols. Learn more.
Multi-Constellation GNSS/INS OEM Receiver
The AsteRx-i3 D Pro from Septentrio is a Multi-Constellation GNSS/INS OEM Receiver that supports simultaneous tracking of GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, SBAS, EGNOS, WAAS, GAGAN, MSAS, and SDCM signals. It has a cold start time of less than 45 s, a warm start of less than 20 s, and an average re-acquisition time of 1s. It provides heading, pitch, and roll information via a single GNSS antenna along with reliable positioning and 3D attitude. Learn more.
12-Channel L1/L2 Band GPS Receiver Module for Military Applications
The Micro GPS Receiver Application Module (MicroGRAM) from BAE Systems delivers geolocation and precise positioning capabilities for military applications such as tactical communications, field computers, and unmanned aircraft. The module is capable of 12-channel continuous satellite tracking and supports L1 and L2 dual-frequency GPS signal reception. Learn more.
GNSS Anti-Jamming CRPA System
The TUALAJ 8300 from Tualcom is a GNSS Anti-Jamming CRPA solution with an embedded receiver that provides jam-free GNSS signals for critical missions. It eliminates interference by applying a novel beamforming technique. With an 8-array Controlled Reception Pattern Antenna (CRPA) antenna, the system can ensure normal operation of GNSS receiver in presence of multiple jamming sources. Learn more.
Software-Defined GNSS Simulator for Space Trajectories and PNT Applications
The GSG-8 from Orolia is a Software-Defined GNSS Simulator that delivers the highest standard of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signal testing and sensor simulation performance in an easy-to-use, upgradable and scalable platform. This software-powered turnkey simulator supports multi-constellation, multi-frequency, and hundreds of signals with a 1000 Hz iteration rate. Learn more.
Microstrip GNSS Antenna from 1595 to 1610 MHz for Embedded Applications
The MPA-134-GPS from Maxtena is a Microstrip GNSS Antenna that operates at GPS and GLONASS frequencies from 1595 to 1610 MHz. This RHCP antenna provides a gain of -1.5 dBic at Zenith and has a VSWR of less than 2:1. It utilizes a special semi ceramic-based material which leads to higher upper hemisphere efficiency and a lower axial ratio (5 dBi) as compared to regular patch antennas. Learn more.
Active/Passive Multiband GNSS Antenna Mountable on Metal Surface
The M-GNSSA-ANT-LNA from Arralis is a Multiband GNSS Antenna that operates in the GPS L5, L2, L1, Galileo E1, E5a, and GLONASS G1, G2 bands. It supports active and passive operation with an optional integrated LNA for an active operation which provides a gain of 15 dB across the bands. The multi-band operation provides reliable operation by allowing an optimal channel to be utilized with built-in redundancy in case of signal drop-off. Learn more.
RF Front End Module for GPS Applications
The NW-RF-GPS-FE from NuWaves is an RF Front End Module for GPS applications with a transmit (Tx) frequency from 1626.5 to 1675 MHz and a receive (Rx) frequency from 1518 to 1559 MHz. It delivers more than 20 W of saturated output power with a transmit gain of 43 dB and a receive gain of 47 dB. The module can handle up to 12 dBm of input power and operates on 27-32 VDC supply while consuming 3.25 A (typical) of current. Learn more.
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