New GPS/GNSS module gives 1cm, 0.2 degree positioning accuracy in the world’s smallest package

The growth in industrial automation and 5G has led many industries to demand increasingly accurate positioning data. Centimetre level high-precision positioning is needed within unmanned mobile vehicles, bridge/dam/hillside/building structure monitoring, drone aerial photography/logistics/artistic performance, handheld/wearable devices, precision agriculture, shared movement/tracking management and more.

To address this need, LOCOSYS Technology Inc, the global leader of wireless and positioning modules has launched the world’s smallest footprint (10.1 x 9.7 x 2.2mm), multi-frequency / multi-system RTK module.

LOCOSYS’ RTK-1010 module can concurrently support all satellite positioning systems, including United States GPS L1/ C/A, L5C, Europe Galileo E1, E5a, Russia GLONASS L1, Chinese BeiDou B1I/B2a, and India IRNSS L5.

In addition to the combination features of multi-frequency / multi-system signals, RTK-1010 has 135 satellite receiving channels and 65 mA ultra-low power consumption. It can also be used as a base station or rover station.

When used as a base station, it can broadcast the original RTCM 3.X revised coordinate data, taking less than 10 seconds for the positioning time to be acquired.

When used as a rover station, in static or high dynamic modes, the update rate can be set from 1Hz to 10Hz, with a position accuracy of 1cm and a heading accuracy of less than 0.2 degree.

The RTK’s high-precision positioning capabilities are commonly utilised in the following applications, e.g. unmanned mobile vehicle, bridge/dam/hillside/building structure monitor, drone aerial photography/logistics/artistic performance, handheld/wearable devices, precision agriculture, shared movement/tracking management, V2V/V2X, and so on.

Its specifications and performance are already far ahead of comparable imported positioning modules.

LOCOSYS Senior Vice President, Nick Chen, said: “The global satellite positioning has already been broadly used in our daily lives. Except for special applications such as aviation, military, and geographic surveying and mapping. In the past, due to the limit of expensive RTK devices, big dimension/high power consumption, and high technical threshold, many customers could not popularize their products.  LOCOSYS has already been marketed globally for decades and are really familiar with customers’ needs and pain points. LOCOSYS anticipates high-precision positioning requests will be quickly expanded to all kinds of civilian markets. The “High Quality with High Cost-Performance Ratio” module would definitely be customers’ best solution”.

For more information on the RTK-1010 LOCOSYS GPS modules contact APC Technology Group on 0330 313 3220 or email embedded@apcplc.com

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