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Septentrio Announces Open Source Software And Hardware For Autonomous Applications With GNSS

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  • The first one is ROSaic and it is a ROS (Robot Operating System) driver for the mosaic-X5 module as well as other Septentrio GNSS receivers
  • The mosaicHAT project facilitates accurate and reliable GNSS positioning for robotics and automation on a hardware level

Septentrio has announced two important open source resources for its GPS/GNSS module receivers. The first one is ROSaic and it is a ROS (Robot Operating System) driver for the mosaic-X5 module as well as other Septentrio GNSS receivers. . The second project, mosaicHAT, is an open source hardware reference design combining mosaic-X5 with a Raspberry Pi single-board computer.

ROSaic driver operates on ROS which is a widely used programming environment within the industry and academics, commonly used for integrating robot technology and developing advanced robotics and autonomous systems. ROS allows data from numerous sensors to be combined allowing high levels of autonomy.

Accurate and reliable GNSS positioning for robotics and automation on a hardware level

Gustavo Lopez, market access manager at Septentrio said,”We are excited about both the ROSaic driver and the mosaicHAT being part of the GitHub community and we highly appreciate the initial authors work as well as the future contributors. Both projects are available as open source, thus empowering the community to easily fit autonomous or robotic systems with highly accurate and reliable GNSS positioning technology.”

The mosaicHAT project facilitates accurate and reliable GNSS positioning for robotics and automation on a hardware level. Many engineers today use Raspberry Pi for prototyping and initial integrations. The company said that mosaicHAT board is an easy way for integrators to get started with Septentrio’s mosaic-X5 GNSS module.

By plugging mosaicHAT into a compatible Raspberry Pi, users have access to high-accuracy positioning with a high update rate, ideal for machine navigation and control. It added that the small 56×65 mm board exposes basic interfaces such as USB, serial, and general-purpose communication pins. The reference design, footprint and documentation are available for easy board printing or further customisation.

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