Septentrio announced that its mosaic development kit is ready for testing and integration. Septentrio says that the mosaic receiver is its most compact next-generation, high-precision multi-frequency GPS/GNSS module. The receiver reportedly brings precision and reliability of high-end multi-frequency GNSS to mass market applications. The module is designed to fit into the assembly line process.

Its light weight and low power consumption are designed to help extend battery life of robotic devices, increasing operation time and efficiency. This makes mosaic suited for applications such as robotics, automation, telematics, and wearables.

“We see a growing demand for reliable high-precision positioning,” said Chris Lowet, Product Manager at Septentrio. “A few years ago, this demand was concentrated in professional applications, for example survey, high precision mapping, and machine control. Today, with expansion of robotics, automation, and IoT, a wide range of devices need high-precision positioning, from Ag robots to IoT gateways to autonomous vehicles. We designed mosaic to answer these market needs.”

Features of mosaic include centimeter positioning in tough environments; advanced interference mitigation (AIM+) to allow work to continue despite radio interference from other electronic devices or jamming; corrections support for high-accuracy positioning; RAIM+, integrity engine needed for safety-critical applications such as autonomous vehicles; tracking all current and future GNSS satellite signals for enhanced real-time kinematic performance and guaranteed RTK network compatibility; and 100 Hz update rate, intended for robotics and fast-moving vehicles.

The development kit assists Septentrio customers with integrating mosaic into their system and supports connectivity through internet, COM ports, USB 2.0, as well as an SD Card slot.