Full-featured, Low Cost, 15 Nanosecond Timing in a Tiny Form Factor
NEW ORLEANS, May 8, 2012 — Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today a new embedded Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver with GPS and GLONASS capabilities for timing applications—the Trimble® Resolution-SMT™ GG receiver. With major advancements in performance, ease of integration and software flexibility, the Resolution-SMT GG receiver enables system integrators to add precise GNSS to provide location, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and synchronization to many products or systems where cost or size had previously been a limitation.
The announcement was made at CTIA’s Wireless 2012 Conference.
In addition to GPS and GLONASS, the embedded timing receiver also supports Satellite Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS) and the Asian Pacific Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS).
Precise timing and synchronization are vital to today’s wireless infrastructure to efficiently control the flow of network information data and maximize the use of bandwidth. Backed by Trimble’s experience and innovation in the market, the Resolution-SMT GG receiver provides a low-cost, easy to use, highly accurate and reliable GNSS timing source for the telecommunications, broadcast synchronization, power transmission and wireless industries.
The Resolution-SMT GG is a complete, ready-to-go timing receiver in a 19mm x 19mm x 2.5mm shielded module. The small, thin, single-sided receiver is packaged in tape and reel for pick and place manufacturing processes. It features a reflow-solderable edge castellation interface so the module can be incorporated in a product design without costly I/O and RF connectors. The modular design also allows for reduced integration time and low implementation risk.
Timing features of the Resolution-SMT GG receiver include:
- Automatic Self-Survey to ensure accurate reference position for improved timing accuracy
- Overdetermined Timing Mode to provide an extremely accurate 1 PPS synchronized to GPS/UTC within 15 nanoseconds (one sigma)
- Timing Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring (T-RAIM) to assure high PPS integrity in Overdetermined Timing Mode
The Resolution-SMT GG Starter Kit provides everything a designer needs to begin adding state-of-the-art GNSS timing capability into an application. The Resolution-SMT GG receiver uses Trimble Standard Interface Protocol (TSIP) or NMEA.
The Resolution-SMT GG receiver and starter kit is expected to be available in the third quarter of 2012 through Trimble’s Advanced Devices sales network.
About Trimble GNSS Timing
Communication systems, financial networks, utilities, and other critical infrastructure all rely on precision timing for synchronization and operational efficiency. Trimble GNSS receivers provide the precision time and frequency for some of the world’s largest communications and computer networking companies. Trimble offers precision time and frequency products to 3G/4G wireless, broadband and digital broadcast networks. More than 33 years of experience allow Trimble to take GNSS receivers and disciplined clocks to higher levels of integration and performance, providing superior technology, quality and cost benefit to customers.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
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