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January 13th, 2020

Septentrio GNSS Tech to Integrate with NXP's V2X

NXP (NASDAQ: NXP) is integrating Septentrio GNSS technology into its V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) reference design and development boards with mosaic™, a true multi-frequency, multi-constellation GNSS receiver module, delivering accurate and reliable global localization even in harsh environments.

V2X technology enables cars to communicate with infrastructure as well as other vehicles, making driving safer and more efficient. It enables cars to “see” what’s around the corner or through the dense urban environment warning the driver about road works, traffic congestion and emergency vehicles. Precise GNSS-assisted localization combined with V2X communication enables a wide array of ADAS functionality such as automatic braking if slowing traffic is detected ahead or truck platooning.

Septentrio mosaic™.

Septentrio’s mosaic™ is a compact high-accuracy GNSS receiver module that is integrated into NXP’s V2X development boards. True multi-frequency multi-constellation technology gives mosaic™ access to every possible signal from all available GNSS constellations including the U.S. GPS, European Galileo, Russian GLONASS, Chinese BeiDou and Japanese QZSS satellites. Septentrio’s advanced field-proven algorithms exploit this signal diversity to deliver maximum positioning availability even in difficult environments such as under foliage or in urban areas.

Inside a car GPS signals can become “jammed” by nearby electronics or illegal devices called “jammers” which are used by some drivers to avoid road tolling. mosaic™ uses jamming-resistant signal processing making it robust against interference. Its design is centered around continuous, reliable high-accuracy positioning making mosaic™ suitable for safety-critical applications such as ADAS and autonomous navigation.

Andrew Turley, Senior Director of Innovation and V2X Business Development, said that reliable lane-accurate positioning is vital for many road-safety applications of V2X, such as queue and emergency stop warnings or blind spot warning. Septentrio’s unique easy-to-integrate GNSS module provides field-proven, reliable and robust positioning. Integration of mosaic™ into our reference design gives our customers a direct solution for developing these and other advanced V2X services.

Jan Van Hees, Business Development Director at Septentrio, said the company is excited that NXP selected our GNSS solution for their V2X reference design. NXP is a world-leader in complete solutions for V2X communications for active safety systems and intelligent transport system (ITS) management. Working with NXP gives the frm an excellent opportunity to bring the best of V2X and reliable GNSS to customers.