First development kits available for Septentrio’s mosaic GNSS module

June 20, 2019  - By
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Septentrio’s Mosaic chip-level GNSS. (Photo: Septentrio)

Septentrio’s mosaic chip-level GNSS. (Photo: Septentrio)

Septentrio’s mosaic development kit is now available for testing and integration.

Mosaic is Septentrio’s most compact, next-generation, high-precision multi-frequency GPS/GNSS module. The receiver brings precision and reliability of high-end multi-frequency GNSS to mass-market applications, the company said. It is designed to fit into the assembly-line process, which allows mosaic to be favorably priced for high volumes.

Its lightweight and low power consumption helps extend the battery life of robotic devices, increasing operation time and efficiency. This makes mosaic suitable for applications such as robotics, automation, telematics and wearables.

“We see a growing demand for reliable high-precision positioning,” said Chris Lowet, product manager at Septentrio. “A few years ago, this demand was concentrated in professional applications, for example survey, high-precision mapping and machine control. Today, with expansion of robotics, automation and IoT, a wide range of devices need high-precision positioning, from ag robots to IoT gateways to autonomous vehicles. We designed mosaic to answer these market needs.”

Highlights of mosaic include:

  • Centimeter positioning in tough environments with multi-frequency, multi-constellation GNSS technology
  • Advanced Interference Mitigation (AIM+), which allows users to continue working despite radio interference from other electronic devices or jamming
  • Extensive corrections support for high-accuracy positioning: SBAS, PPP, SSR, RTK
  • RAIM+, integrity engine needed for safety-critical applications such as autonomous vehicles
  • Tracking all current and future GNSS satellite signals for enhanced real-time kinematic (RTK) performance and guaranteed RTK network compatibility
  • 100-Hz update rate, suitable for robotics and fast-moving vehicles.

The development kit assists Septentrio customers with integrating mosaic into their system. It supports connectivity through internet, COM ports, USB 2.0 as well as an SD Card slot. The development kit can be requested here.

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Tracy Cozzens has served as managing editor of GPS World magazine since 2006, and also is editor of GPS World’s sister website, Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.

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