Septentrio & Analog Devices collaborate to create optimised, integrated GNSS inertial navigation systems

16 December 2019

Septentrio & Analog Devices collaborate to provide customers with easy access to optimised integrated GNSS inertial solutions, leveraging Septentrio's expertise in reliable & accurate GNSS with advanced IMU (inertial measurement unit) tech from ADI.

Septentrio, a specialist in high-accuracy GNSS receivers, has announced a collaboration with Analog Devices, combining ADI’s high-quality IMUs with Septentrio’s multi-frequency, multi-constellation GNSS receivers. The resulting high-performance GNSS/INS systems deliver centimetre-accurate positioning, together with 3D orientation (heading, pitch & roll), ideal for applications such as automotive ADAS & industrial automation.

GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) is the standard generic term for satellite navigation systems that provide autonomous geo-spatial positioning with global coverage, combining signals from US GPS, Russian GLONASS, European Galileo and Chinese BeiDou. These satellite constellations broadcast positioning and timing information which is picked up by GNSS receivers and used to calculate its global position.

We are excited to work with Septentrio,” said Tony Zarola, General Manager of Inertial Sensors at Analog Devices. “Septentrio’s GNSS technology provides a unique combination of accuracy and robustness, which is aligned well with the capabilities of our sensors. The company’s deep know-how of GNSS and focus on providing reliable solutions even in harsh environments complements Analog Devices’ focus to solve the toughest engineering challenges for our customers.

ADI’s high-end industrial IMU systems are a reference in the industry and we are very pleased to be working together with them,” said Danilo Sabbatini, Product Manager at Septentrio. “Combining ADI’s IMU experience with our GNSS expertise enables creation of high-performance, easy-to-integrate systems that allow our customers to tackle demanding applications. As a result, customers can expect a faster go-to-market, due to the interoperability between the GNSS and INS (inertial navigation system) components.

Septentrio will incorporate Analog Devices’ advanced industrial-grade IMUs into a selection of its GNSS/INS products. Working directly with Analog Devices allows Septentrio to provide faster and more efficient GNSS/INS integration solutions for high-volume customers. This collaboration promises a solid foundation for design and production of top-performance integrated positioning and inertial solutions, with first products available in spring 2020.

Septentrio will incorporate Analog Devices’ advanced industrial-grade IMU to create top-quality GNSS/INS products.

About Septentrio:

Septentrio provides high-precision, multi-frequency, multi-constellation GPS/GNSS positioning technology for demanding applications. Reliable centimetre-level positioning enables machine autonomy, provides operational continuity and ensures safety-of-life. Septentrio provides positioning solutions for professional applications in industries such as automotive, robotics and automation, construction, survey, marine, logistics and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

About Analog Devices:

Analog Devices is a leading global high-performance analogue technology company dedicated to solving the toughest engineering challenges. ADI enables their customers to interpret the world by intelligently bridging the physical and digital with unmatched technologies that sense, measure, power, connect and interpret.

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