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Trimble has expanded its range of embedded GPS receiver modules with two new additions to its Condor family, the C1216 and C1722.
The new GPS receiver modules feature major advancements in signal tracking for applications working in poor signal environments.
With their higher sensitivity, performance and faster startup times, the Condor GPS modules enable system integrators to easily add Global Positioning System (GPS) capability to a mobile device with minimal impact on its size or battery life at a very economical price.
Trimble’s Condor GPS modules are complete, ready-to-go receivers that provide position, velocity and time data with leading edge acquisition times.
Compatible with active or passive antennas, the Condor GPS receivers can be used in portable handheld, battery-powered applications such as sport accessories, PDAs, cameras, computer and communication peripherals as well as vehicle tracking, navigation and security products.
Trimble’s Condor family of GPS modules represents a smart alternative to GPS chipsets for a variety of consumer and commercial positioning applications.
The Condor GPS family includes modules with different form factors and interface options:
- Condor C1011 module packs powerful positioning performance into a small 10mm x 11mm x 2.01mm size, making them ideal for portable navigation products.
- Condor C1919 is a 19mm x 19mm x 2.5mm surface-mount format common with the Trimble Copernicus II and Panda GPS modules. The C1919 requires no costly I/O and RF connectors.
- Condor C2626 module measuring 26mm x 26mm x 6mm leverages the popular Lassen iQ form factor.
- Condor C1216 and C1722 provide the Condor capabilities in a form factor similar to competitive products, enabling an easier transition for manufacturers to the benefits of the Condor GPS.
The Condor modules can generate position fixes with high accuracy in extremely challenging environments and under poor signal conditions.
Trimble’s Condor GPS modules are capable of receiving Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) corrections, including the U.S. Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) and the European Geostationary Overlay Service (EGNOS). They also support GPS assistance (aGPS).
The Condor GPS starter kit comprises of all the tools necessary to test and evaluate the Condor GPS receiver including a Condor GPS receiver in a rugged enclosure suitable for testing and data collection, a GPS antenna, PC-based analysis tools as well as documentation.
New Antenna Companion Modules
Trimble has also introduced new Antenna Companion Modules (ACM) that combine a GPS receiver and a matched antenna in an easy-to-integrate module.
Both Trimble Silvana ACM and Anapala ACM are compatible with Trimble’s Copernicus II and Condor GPS solutions.