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Etherwhere Partners with Xona Space Systems to Develop Low Power PULSAR + GNSS Receiver for Mass Market Applications
September 6, 2023
MILPITAS, CA – SEPTEMBER 6, 2023 – etherWhere, a leader in low-power GNSS chipset solutions, has partnered with Xona Space Systems to develop a receiver capable of tracking Xona’s high-performance, multi-frequency PULSAR™ signals. etherWhere’s PULSAR + dual-band GNSS receiver will be a one chip, low power solution that integrates all four GNSS constellations while receiving and processing the Xona PULSAR signal simultaneously. The single chip solution with single digit mW power consumption is intended to further enable IoT, asset tracking, mobile, precise timing, and secure geolocation applications.
“We’re thrilled to work jointly with Xona Space Systems to provide unprecedented PNT performance to the end user with mass market user equipment. Integrating Xona PULSAR into our new products will empower users with PNT performance in the smallest form factor and lowest cost they’ve never witnessed before,” said Michael Raam, etherWhere CEO. “There is tremendous value in what our PULSAR + dual-band GNSS receivers can achieve.”
etherWhere’s Hybrid Constellation solution, a mix of traditional GNSS receivers and LEO satellite receivers, integrated onto a single low power silicon, is the most comprehensive offering for applications requiring low power, redundancy, and security with anti-jamming and anti-spoofing technology. etherWhere’s next generation small form factor GNSS products are adding support for Xona PULSAR signals.
Xona Space Systems is developing PULSAR, a next-generation position, navigation, and timing (PNT) service to address growing user demands for higher performance from satellite navigation technologies. PULSAR is provided by a constellation of small but powerful low Earth orbit satellites 20 times closer to earth than existing GPS. This novel and patented arhcitechure enables unprecented benefits including enhanced multipath mitigation and higher accuracy, as well as stronger interference and spoofing protection. PULSAR can be easily integrated into a variety of solutions, including traditional GNSS receivers, to reduce customer engineering investment and enable quick time to market.
“We are thrilled to welcome etherWhere to the PULSAR ecosystem,” said Bryan Chan, VP of Business Development and Strategy. “etherWhere is on the cutting edge of developing high-performance PNT user equipment at very low power – Xona PULSAR will elevate the performance of their receivers to deliver even more value to their customers.”
About Xona Space Systems, Inc.
Xona Space Systems is developing the first ever independent high-performance satellite navigation and timing constellation designed to meet the needs of intelligent systems. Delivered via a secure, high-power signal from Xona’s low Earth orbit satellites, the patent-pending PULSAR™ service aims to enable modern technologies to operate safely in any environment anywhere on earth. Learn more at xonaspace.com.
About etherWhere Corporation
etherWhere offers low power geolocation solutions with many patented technologies for a variety of applications including wearables, asset and livestock tracking, avionics and automotive. etherWhere is headquartered in Milpitas, California with several global satellite offices. For more information, please visit us at etherwhere.com.
On behalf of Xona Space Systems
On behalf of etherWhere Corporation