June 6, 2014

Hirschmann Solutions Applies Telit Technology in Compact GPS Receiver Antenna

London, August 22, 2013 – Telit Wireless Solutions, a global provider of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, products and services, today announced that the company’s ultra-miniature Jupiter SE880 GPS receiver is to become the positioning technology device integrated into Hirschmann Solutions’ RAS 1575 GPS receiver antenna. The new receiver antenna combines high performance, reliability and robustness in a compact housing. Hirschmann Solutions is a specialist in data communication systems for M2M & telematics applications and a business unit of Hirschmann Car Communication GmbH based in Neckartenzlingen, Germany.

The RAS 1575 from Hirschmann Solutions is a GPS antenna with integrated receiver module offered in a compact enclosure measuring only 38 x 34 x 15.5 mm. The company attributes the tiny antenna size to the use of the new SE 880 GPS module from Telit. Among other uses, the antenna can be applied as a retrofit solution for telematics applications in the transport and logistics sector. System integrators for large application like traffic control systems can also benefit from the unique features of the RAS 1575.

With low current consumption, the antenna is ideal for mobile applications. It is connected and fully powered via standard USB 2.0 connection. Location data is delivered by the receiver antenna in the NMEA standard. In the development of the new antenna system, Hirschmann focused on four main aspects: reception quality, flexibility of installation, robustness and compact dimensions. The RAS 1575 maximizes guaranteed GPS received power in an extremely compact and robust housing and the product can be integrated quickly, without any need for customers to engage on their own development work.

The Jupiter SE880 is Telit’s ultra-compact GPS receiver module for applications in the commercial, industrial, and consumer segments including wearable and handheld devices. The miniature 4.7×4.7mm LGA (Land Grid Array), SiRFstarIVTM-based receiver module employs leading 3-D SiP component embedding technology to achieve best-in-class performance in all dimensions critical for regular or size-constrained GPS applications. The SE880 receiver module was conceived to shorten time-to-market and to make the chipset-versus-module decision an easy one for you to make.

"With the cooperation between Telit and Hirschmann Solutions, the competences of two leading manufacturers in the high-frequency and module development sector perfectly complement each other", says Laurie Burns, head of the Solutions business unit at Hirschmann Car Communication. "The reception data is impressive: the time in cold start to detect the satellite signal (time to first fix) is less than 35 seconds. Sensitivity in tracking mode is -165 dBm. The positioning accuracy has a maximum error of 1.8 metres, while the recorded speed deviates by a maximum of 0.01 m/s".

"Our positioning product portfolio is the result of over twenty years of experience in GPS applications. Telit has developed a range of products compatible with GPS as well as its Russian counterpart GLONASS", said Dominikus Hierl, chief marketing officer at Telit Wireless Solutions. "Moreover, our portfolio strategy is also fully aligned with the upcoming service launch of Europe’s Galileo constellation and other market-valuable features such as Dead Reckoning, Precision Timing, as well as speed and reliability of simultaneous multi-constellation tracking. We look forward to further expanding the relationship with Hirschmann Solutions as we explore these new boundaries of positioning technology."

For more details about the Hirschmann Solutions RAS 1575 Antenna and other Telit customer applications open telit2market, Telit’s customer magazine at www.telit.com/ebook.

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