NXP’s V2X Solution Integrates Septentrio GNSS Module for High-Accuracy Localization

NXP Semiconductors has announced the integration of Septentrio’s GNSS technology into its V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) reference design and development boards. Septentrio, a world leader in high-accuracy GNSS positioning solutions, is providing mosaic - a true multi-frequency, multi-constellation GNSS receiver module, delivering accurate and reliable global localization even in harsh environments. 

Reliable lane-accurate positioning is vital for many road-safety applications of V2X, such as queue and emergency stop warnings or blind spot warning. Septentrio’s unique easy-to-integrate GNSS module provides field-proven, reliable and robust positioning. Integration of mosaic into NXP's reference design gives customers a direct solution for developing these and other advanced V2X services.

V2X technology enables cars to communicate with infrastructure as well as other vehicles, making driving safer and more efficient. It enables cars to “see” what’s around the corner or through the dense urban environment warning the driver about road works, traffic congestion and emergency vehicles. Precise GNSS-assisted localization combined with V2X communication enables a wide array of ADAS functionality such as automatic braking if slowing traffic is detected ahead or truck platooning.  

Septentrio’s mosaic is a compact high-accuracy GNSS receiver module which is integrated into NXP’s V2X development boards. True multi-frequency multi-constellation technology gives mosaic access to every possible signal from all available GNSS constellations including the U.S. GPS, European Galileo, Russian GLONASS, Chinese BeiDou and Japanese QZSS satellites. Septentrio’s advanced field-proven algorithms exploit this signal diversity to deliver maximum positioning availability even in difficult environments such as under foliage or in urban areas.  

Inside a car, GPS signals can be “jammed” by nearby electronics or illegal devices called “jammers” which are used by some drivers to avoid road tolling. Mosaic uses jamming-resistant signal processing making it robust against interference. Its design is centered around continuous, reliable high-accuracy positioning making it suitable for safety-critical applications such as ADAS and autonomous navigation.

The Septentrio mosaic GNSS receiver module is also being showcased at CES 2020 in Las Vegas.

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