SkyTraq Launches New RTK Receiver
SkyTraq Technology Inc., a GNSS positioning technology company, has a new low-power, single-frequency RTK receiver for applications requiring centimeter-level accuracy. The S2525F8-RTK can use 12 GPS, 8 SBAS, 6 BDS and 1 QZSS signal.
In situations where RTK fix is not possible, a Float RTK mode can be used for decimeter-level accuracy positioning. A moving-base mode is also supported for precise heading GPS compass application. Its 25-millimeter-by-25-millimeter form factor, 3-gram weight and 250 mW power consumption makes it useful for outdoor mobile applications requiring high precision RTK positioning.
S2525F8-RTK supports both base station and rover modes. As a rover, it receives RTCM 3.0 or 3.1 data from a base station, or raw measurements from another S2525F8-RTK receiver serving as base station. Two S2525F8-RTK receivers can be used to form a GPS compass that provides 0.17-degree heading accuracy at a 1 meter baseline.
An NS-HP evaluation board in breakout board form is available for easy evaluation and integration into portable survey equipment, unmanned vehicle, machine control and robotic guidance applications. The standard nmea-navsat-driver package of Robot Operating System (ROS) works directly with NS-HP, enabling easily accessible centimeter-level accuracy positioning for robotic applications.
Founded in 2005, SkyTraq Technology Inc. develops chipset and module solutions for the consumer satellite navigation market. Its initial product is GPS centric, and now its products cover GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS and SBAS.