NovAtel® Releases the OEM7™ 7.03.00 firmware version to provide new and enhanced features

The 7.03.00 firmware is now available on all OEM7 receivers. The OEM7700, OEM719 and OEM729 can be updated to the 7.03.00 firmware which supports new features like the SPAN® Land Vehicle technology, direct Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) connections and tracking of the NavIC Indian regional satellite system on the L5 frequency.

The SPAN Land Vehicle feature provides performance benefits specifically for extended loss of GPS signals, robust alignment routines and improved attitude performance for fixed wheel land vehicle applications. During extended periods of GNSS outage, typically in low-dynamic operating environments or in dense urban canyons, the SPAN Land Vehicle feature optimizes integrated GNSS+INS performance to maintain accurate position, velocity and attitude.

To achieve the exceptional performance of the SPAN Land Vehicle technology, NovAtel uses intelligent vehicle dynamics modelling and its patented Antenna Phase Windup Technology. Intelligent vehicle modelling identifies IMU errors in the integrated GNSS+INS system that accumulate after extended GNSS outages and reduces the impact of those errors within the SPAN solution. NovAtel’s Antenna Phase Windup technology is used to sense changes in direction, and when combined with intelligent vehicle modelling, corrects for IMU errors in attitude (roll, pitch, yaw).

Users can now connect SPAN enabled OEM7 receivers directly to the ADIS-16488 and Epson G320N IMUs using an SPI interface, and to the STIM300 IMU using RS422, all without the need for an interface card.

OEM7 receivers with NavIC L5 frequency tracking enabled will be able to access the test signals of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) before it becomes operational (targeted for early 2018).

For more information about SPAN Land Vehicle, click here.

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NovAtel designs, manufactures and sells high precision OEM positioning technology.
Developed for efficient and rapid integration, our products have set the standard in quality and
performance for over 20 years. State-of-the-art, lean manufacturing facilities in our North
American headquarters produce the industry’s most extensive line of OEM receivers, antennas
and subsystems. All of our products are backed by a team of highly skilled customer support
and design engineers.

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provider of information technologies that drive quality and productivity across geospatial and
industrial enterprise applications.

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Posted on 13/07/2017