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Hemisphere Announces Eclipse Development Kit

Hemisphere GPS has announced the release of an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) development kit for its Eclipse™ dual-frequency GPS receiver technology.

Developers can use the kit to access and test all of the available features on the Eclipse board. It simplifies the effort needed to reach a proof of concept, shortening the time required to bring a product to market.

Announced last September, Eclipse delivers affordable centimeter accuracy to the OEM integrator. Eclipse is the result of further evolution in Hemisphere GPS’ successful Crescent® L1 GPS technology, which incorporates exclusive techniques for reducing code measurement noise and mitigating multipath signals.

The superior performance and versatility of Hemisphere GPS’ Eclipse board allows OEM customers to integrate it into a wide variety of precise applications including positioning, navigation and GPS machine control. Depending upon the application, Eclipse users can record and post-process GPS data, or choose from several differential solutions including Real-Time Kinematic (RTK), OmniSTAR(r) (HP/XP) and SBAS (such as WAAS and EGNOS )

As an affordable dual-frequency solution, Eclipse receiver technology offers several other advantages to the OEM integrator, including integrated L-Band tracking that powers down when not in use, multiple serial and USB ports, and upgradeable firmware.

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