Swift Navigation Announces New Multi-Band and Multi-Constellation GNSS Receiver

By Mike Ball / 28 Oct 2016

Swift Navigation Piksi MultiSwift Navigation, a developer of GPS technology for autonomous vehicles, has announced its newest product, Piksi Multi, a multi-band, multi-constellation high-precision GNSS receiver. The Piksi Multi utilizes real-time kinematics (RTK) technology, providing a location solution that is more accurate than traditional GPS.

Piksi Multi supports GPS L1/L2 and is hardware-ready for GLONASS G1/G2, BeiDou B1/B2, Galileo E1/E5b, QZSS L1/L2 and SBAS. Multiple signal bands enable convergence times of seconds. Multiple satellite constellations enhance availability in new environments.

The Piksi Multi Evaluation Kit contains 2 Piksi Multi GNSS modules, 2 integrator-friendly evaluation boards, 2 GNSS survey-grade antennas, 2 high-performance radios with a range of over 10 kilometers, and all accessories required for rapid prototyping and integration.

Piksi Multi is an open platform. It enables customers to run Linux OS on its second core, allowing them to quickly prototype and adopt their own applications in a well-known and widely-used environment. Industries standing to benefit most from the new product include autonomous vehicles/UAVs, precision agriculture, robotics, space, survey and control, and R&D applications requiring precise positioning.

“With the launch of Piksi Multi, Swift is taking another huge step forward in delivering affordable and highly-precise GNSS technology,” said Swift Navigation CEO, Timothy Harris. “No one else is able to offer the centimeter-accuracy, enhanced availability and fast convergence times at such a low cost. Piksi Multi will continue to revolutionize the autonomous devices category, which is growing at an unbelievable rate.”

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Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact