NovAtel launches new products for automotive GNSS positioning
Hexagon | NovAtel introduced the PIM222A, which is part of a new family of automotive GNSS positioning products for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomy. The PIM222A leverages NovAtel’s decades of experience providing precise positioning in demanding applications for mass deployment in ADAS applications and autonomous vehicles.
Built with automotive-qualified hardware in an easy-to-integrate package, the PIM222A leverages NovAtel’s SPAN technology to deliver accurate position data in urban environments that challenge the availability of GNSS. Deep coupled GNSS receivers and inertial measurement units (IMUs) ensure continuous availability of position, speed and attitude, even when satellite signals are briefly blocked.
“I am delighted to present the PIM222A, truly the best of both worlds for GNSS and high performance automotive standards,” said Gordon Heidinger, Sector Director for Critical Automotive and Safety Systems. “It helps our customers jumpstart their high-precision GNSS development business, fully supporting performance for all levels of range, ADAS and positioning needs.”
The PIM222A, which was created in collaboration with STMicroelectronics, is a lightweight, energy-efficient solder module that maximizes integration flexibility. The receiver design can be applied at low, medium and high production volumes while maintaining a rich array of features, including options such as multi-frequency, multi-constellation, RTK and dual antenna precision.
The degree of slow speed and initialization performance are maximized with the dual antenna function, allowing the best possible positioning performance in all ADAS and autonomous driving situations.
Development kits for the PIM222A are now available for integrators who require an essential positioning solution for low to high volume applications.