GNSS Expansion Cards for Centimeter-Level Positioning

Antzertech’s ANNA-F9 High Precision GNSS Mini-PCIe card integrates u-blox ZED-F9 receiver platform, providing multi-band GNSS & RTK positioning

Antzertech announced its high precision GNSS expansion card can achieve centimeter-level accuracy. The product is designed in mini-PCIe form factor with u-blox ZED F9P/F9R GNSS module, which can be easily integrated with embedded system to make a compact solution. Antzertech’s unique CAN-to ADR technology extends its usage to tunnels and urban canyons where satellite signal is poor or blocked.

The well-established wireless network infrastructure and artificial intelligence technology make a lot of new applications to be possible and also improve safety and efficiency of existing applications. The applications such as ground robotics navigation for field inspection, lane-level navigation for vehicles, heavy machine navigation, automatic agricultural machinery and railway transportation which all require centimeter-level positioning accuracy to ensure their operation.

Antzertech’s ANNA-F9 High Precision GNSS Mini-PCIe card provides a simple and cost-effective way to achieve high accuracy positioning for the applications. It integrates u-blox ZED-F9 receiver platform, providing multi-band GNSS and RTK positioning. ANNA-F9 series support RTCM formatted corrections and centimeter-level positioning from local base stations or virtual reference stations (VRS) in a Network RTK setup. Moreover, the GNSS module is available to upgrade for future SSR-type correction service which is suitable for mass market penetration.

ANNA-F9 series has optional configurations including 3D inertial measurement unit (IMU) which support Dead Reckoning technology: UDR (Untethered Dead Reckoning), ADR (Automotive Dead Reckoning) or Antzertech’s patented CAN-to-ADR solution. Additionally, it is equipped with 3D gyroscope, 3D accelerometer and 3D Magnetometer for users who need to monitor the operation of the machine. Within a compact mini-PCIe card, ANNA-F9 provides optimal positioning accuracy and rich features which is very easy to be integrated into an embedded system.