Hemisphere GNSS Announces New OEM Positioning and Heading Board

Published: 18 May 2017

Hemisphere GNSS Vector Eclipse H328Hemisphere GNSS has announced the Vector Eclipse H328, the next offering in the company’s line of new and refreshed, low-power, high-precision, positioning and heading OEM boards. The multi-frequency, multi-GNSS H328 is an all signals receiver board that includes Hemisphere’s new hardware platform and integrates Atlas GNSS Global Correction Service.

Designed with this new hardware platform, the overall size, weight, and power consumption of the H328 are reduced. It offers true scalability with centimeter-level accuracy in either single-frequency mode or full performance multi-frequency, multi-GNSS, Atlas-capable mode that supports fast RTK initialization times over long distances.The H328 offers fast accuracy heading of better than 0.17 degrees at 0.5m antenna separation and aiding gyroscope and tilt sensors for temporary GNSS outages. The 60mm x 100mm module with 24-pin and 16-pin headers is a drop-in upgrade for existing designs using this industry standard form factor.

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The technology platform enables simultaneous tracking of all satellite signals including GPS, GLONASS P-code, BeiDou, Galileo, and QZSS, making it robust and reliable. The updated power management system efficiently governs the processor, memory, and ASIC making it ideal for multiple integration applications. The H328 offers flexible and reliable connectivity by supporting Serial, USB (On-The-Go with future firmware upgrade), CAN, Ethernet,and SPI for ease-of-use and integration. Optional output rates of up to 50 Hz are also supported.

Powered by the Athena GNSS engine, the H328 provides centimeter-level RTK. Athena excels in virtually every environment where high-accuracy GNSS receivers can be used, and in open-sky environments, under heavy canopy, and in geographic locations experiencing significant scintillation. Together with SureFix, Hemisphere’s advanced processor, the H328 delivers high-fidelity RTK quality information that results in high precision and reliability.

Integrated L-band adds support for Atlas GNSS global corrections for meter to sub decimeter-level accuracy while Tracer technology helps maintain position during correction signal outages. The H328 also uses Hemisphere’s aRTK technology, powered by Atlas. This feature allows the H328 to operate with RTK accuracies when RTK corrections fail. If the H328 is Atlas-subscribed, it will continue to operate at the subscribed service level until RTK is restored. The H328 is designed for robotics, autonomous vehicles, antenna pointing, marine survey, machine control, and any application where high-accuracy positioning and heading is required.