Friday, December 3, 2021

Septentrio partners with ArduSimple, bringing reliable GPS/GNSS to emerging applications

Septentrio, a leader in high-precision GNSS* positioning solutions, announced today that its compact GNSS modules mosaic-X5 and heading module mosaic-H are being integrated into evaluation kits developed by ArduSimple. With these new kits ArduSimple brings to market triple-band RTK as a plug-and-play solution for the most popular development platforms like Arduino, STM Nucleo, Raspberry Pi, Ardupilot and Nvidia Jetson. ArduSimple enables applications of the future, including robotics, UAV and autonomous systems, to easily try out mosaic, a unique module offering the latest high-performance GNSS positioning technology.

“The mosaic module complements ArduSimple RTK product portfolio with a higher-end solution for the most demanding applications. Triple-band GNSS brings extra reliability to the RTK solution and removes the headache of transitioning from L2 to L5 band. This combined with its feature-rich software, will allow our customers to accelerate even more their time-to-market, ” commented Marc Castillo, Senior Consultant at ArduSimple. 

In addition to triple-band GNSS, mosaic module offers unmatched resilience to radio interference. This is especially important in robotic devices where electronic components, such as cameras and servos, are located close to the GPS/GNSS receiver, often interfering with weak GPS signals and causing positioning degradation. High-accuracy positioning is delivered at a uniquely high update-rate by mosaic-X5 in single antenna mode. Meanwhile, the board which mounts mosaic-H offers all-in functionality with dual-antenna mode for accurate GNSS heading. 

“By partnering with ArduSimple we are bringing mosaic to emerging markets where its outstanding performance makes a difference. Mosaic makes accurate positioning so much easier to integrate and use, while giving a competitive edge to new products,” said Gustavo Lopez, Market Access Manager at Septentrio. “ArduSimple is a great partner because they are known in the industry for offering user friendly and affordable evaluation kits for RTK positioning, complemented by software tools, making integration and rapid prototyping easy.” 

The SimpleRTK3B board, which allows evaluation of the mosaic GNSS module, is now available for purchase via the ArduSimple web shop. For more information about mosaic or other Septentrio products visit septentrio.com or contact Septentrio

Global Navigation Satellite System including the American GPS, European Galileo, Russian GLONASS, Chinese BeiDou, Japan’s QZSS and India’s NavIC. These satellite constellations broadcast positioning information to receivers which use it to calculate their absolute position.

About Septentrio: 
Septentrio designs and manufactures multi-frequency multi-constellation GPS/GNSS positioning technology for demanding applications. Reliable centimeter-level positioning enables machine automation improving efficiency and safety. Septentrio provides positioning solutions for industrial applications such as robotics, construction, survey and mapping, maritime, logistics and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Septentrio has its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium and has a world-wide presence with offices in Los Angeles, Shanghai, Seoul and Yokohama as well as numerous partners around the world. To learn more about Septentrio and its products, visit septentrio.com

About ArduSimple:
Since 2018 ArduSimple (www.ardusimple.com) develops user friendly and affordable products and tools for evaluation of centimeter GPS technology, including Multiband GPS/GNSS and Real Time Kinematic (RTK) functionality. ArduSimple’s vision is to make GNSS RTK technology simple, affordable and accessible to everyone. With a series of starter kits, tutorials, engineering services and OEM products, ArduSimple allows their customers to:
•    Test the technology and believe it is possible to achieve centimeter level precision at affordable cost.
•    Accelerate their projects and developments, thanks to plug and play evaluation boards and starter kits.
•    Create products and solutions, thanks to qualified support, turnkey services and pre-configured OEM products.