Kit for rapid development of high precision GNSS applications

26-01-2024 | Mouser Electronics | Semiconductors

Mouser now offers the XPLR-HPG-2 Explorer kit from u-blox. The kit provides a compact development and prototyping platform for cm-level accuracy positioning applications, such as autonomous robotics, asset tracking and connected health.

The u-blox XPLR-HPG-2 Explorer kit is populated with four modules:

The ZED-F9R is a high-precision sensor fusion module with 3D sensors and a multi-band GNSS receiver. It supplies a reliable multi-band RTK turnkey solution with up to 30Hz real-time position update rate and complete GNSS carrier raw data.

The NEO-D9S module is a satellite data receiver for the L-band correction broadcast, providing global access to centimetre-level GNSS corrections. The module implements the company's security principles and advanced security features, including signature, anti-jamming, and anti-spoofing mechanisms, allowing reliable GNSS positioning in end-user products.

The LARA-R6001D is a compact LTE Cat 1 multi-mode module delivering global coverage. The module is also secure by design with a secure boot and secure updates and is certified according to RED cybersecurity requirements.

The NINA-W106 is a small industrial module incorporating a powerful dual-core 32-bit microcontroller with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and dual-mode Bluetooth v4.2.

Equipped with its GNSS and communication modules, the Explorer kit can access correction data from a satellite broadcast via L-band satellite GNSS receiver or IP connectivity using LTE or Wi-Fi. The NINA-W10 wireless MCU module with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity runs the HPG software and controls the communications between the company's wireless modules. PointPerfect, its GNSS augmentation service, provides correction data delivered via the Thingstream IoT service delivery platform. The kit also supports the Networked Transport of RTCM via Internet Protocol (NTRIP), which can be employed with other error correction services.

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By Seb Springall