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Navman unveils fully integrated GPS receiver, antenna

Posted: 24 Jan 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:GPS? sensor? receiver? Navman? antenna?

Navman has announced a tethered, ultrasensitive GPS receiver and antenna devicethe Navman GPS3260 series Smart GPS Sensor. This product features an all-in-one design, very fast time to first fix, low power requirements and SiRFStar III technology.

Easily adapted to automotive, scientific, commercial, government and leisure uses, the new device offers flexibility to supports a host of individual applications. Common uses include inexpensive digital mapping and navigation programs on notebook computers, data gathering and logging for scientific, environmental and inventory applications on handheld computers, vehicle tracking on mobile data terminal solutions, and vehicular digital video recorders with GPS options.

Ultrahigh sensivity
A fully integrated GPS antenna and receiver, the Smart GPS Sensor features a 49-by-41-by-14.2mm form factor and includes an ultrahigh-sensitivity 20-channel receiver, as well as over 200,000 effective correlators for rapid satellite acquisition fixes and tracking even in weak signal conditions less than -159 dBm. The device provides fast acquisition fixes with less than 1s hot starts, 32s warm starts and 38s cold starts (typical).

Featuring the same core firmware as Navman's Jupiter 30 series of products, GPS3260 supports SiRFInstantFix, advanced power management modes, user selectable datums and SBAS (WAAS, EGNOS and MSAS) differential GPS. A built-in Li-ion battery holds system data for rapid position acquisition and includes a green LED that indicates GPS fix. Units ship standard with a fixed 3m cable for the RJ11 (GPS3260) and a fixed 2m cable for the USB (GPS3261) connector models.

Fully waterproof (iPX7 submersible), the Navman Smart GPS Sensor is operational at altitudes up to 18,462m, velocities up to 1000 knots, acceleration up to 5G and within a temperature range of -30C to 85C. Its operating voltage is 4-6Vdc and power consumption is a mere 63mA at 5Vdc. The device supports SBAS, multiple advanced power management modes for a plug-and-play GPS solution in battery-powered applications.

Both the RJ11 and USB models of the Navman Smart GPS Sensors are currently available in sample quantities and will be available in production quantities in February.

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