u-blox, a global provider of leading positioning and wireless communication technologies and services, and ArduSimple, a Spanish company seeking to facilitate the adoption of centimeter-level global navigation satellite system (GNSS) technology for mass-market applications, have announced their partnership in the development of the SimpleRTK2B single-board computer (SBC).
The device, which is built around up to three u-blox ZED-F9P high precision GNSS receivers, simplifies the development of centimeter-level positioning solutions supporting real time kinematics (RTK), making the technology accessible to broader audiences.
"With the release of ZED-F9P, u-blox revolutionized the high precision positioning market by slashing the technology's cost of ownership. Since then, its use in applications such as precision farming and autonomous robots has increased strongly. Still, the technology's adoption continues to be held back by one key factor: its increased complexity compared to standard-precision positioning," says Marc Castillo, Senior GNSS Consultant at ArduSimple.
The SimpleRTK2B-SBC was developed to address this challenge by making RTK technology as close to “plug-and-play” as possible. In addition to working as a stand-alone solution, customers can program their own applications with the company’s user-friendly microPython API.
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