Collin Arocho
16 December 2019

Leuven-based Septentrio has announced a new collaboration with Analog Devices (ADI). The duo is looking to combine the Belgians’ multi-frequency, multi-constellation global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers with the American company’s high-quality inertial measurement unit (IMU). The resulting high-performance GNSS/INS systems should deliver centimeter-accurate positioning together with 3D orientation (heading, pitch and roll), which is ideal for applications such as automotive ADAS and industrial automation.

Septentrio basefinder
Credit: Septentrio

According to Septentrio, this collaboration allows it to provide faster and more efficient GNSS/INS integration solutions for high-volume customers, with the first products expected to be available by spring 2020. “ADI’s high-end industrial IMU systems are a reference in the industry and we’re very pleased to be working together with them,” says Danilo Sabbatini, a product manager at Septentrio. “Combining their IMU experience with our GNSS expertise enables the 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 components.”