U-Blox software enables GNSS configuration

  • September 8, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

U-Blox has launched evaluation software running on Microsoft Windows to let users configure GNSS products and evaluate their performance.

The U-Center 2 software lets anyone working with tenth-generation U-Blox GNSS technology improve the quality of their software and experience the performance boost achieved using GNSS-related services.

This is the successor to the U-Blox U-Center GNSS evaluation software, which over its almost two decades of development has become a standard for design engineers developing applications using GNSS receivers. Compatible with the Swiss firm’s M10 GNSS technology, U-Center 2 is designed to improve overall performance with added feature that simplify the configuration, evaluation and software development of GNSS-based products.

It provides personalised workspaces with adaptive window elements offering a choice of views to observe static and dynamic behaviour of the connected GNSS receiver. The built-in log player, which accepts log files from the previous version of the software, includes easy message- and time-based navigation and lets users set the playback speed, making the development of end products more efficient. Automatic updates ensure the software always includes the latest features.

Additionally, it simplifies the evaluation of the growing portfolio of GNSS-related location services. This includes AssistNow, through which GNSS receivers gain access to GNSS aiding data, enhancing start-up performance, and saving power.

“We are confident that users will immediately recognise how easy U-Center 2 makes it to set up and evaluate the latest generations of our GNSS chips and modules,” said Bernd Heidtmann, product manager at U-Blox. “With its fresh and minimalist user interface, the upcoming quick product configuration designed for key use cases, and optimised data logging, U-Center 2 will raise the benchmark for GNSS evaluation tools in terms of performance and user experience.”

With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, U-Blox has offices in Europe, Asia and the USA.