Upgrading T1M

Hi Clifton,

That’s a great question and one that I suspect many TRIUMPH-1M customers are asking themselves. The TRIUMPH-1M is still a solid RTK receiver powered by the 864 channel TRIUMPH 2 ASIC and can track most of the signals available from GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou space vehicles. It is a five year old design but it is still available for purchase on our website. By upgrade, I assume you mean adding the Galileo and BeiDou tracking options to a TRIUMPH-1M that is operating as an RTK base. The price to add both of these options to a TRIUMPH-1M is a total of $1,500 ($750 for each option). A TRIUMPH-1M with these four main constellations enabled has demonstrated a performance improvement, as documented by users on this forum, in the TRIUMPH-LS and TRIUMPH-LS Plus RTK rover systems.

The TRIUMPH-3 is our newest RTK base receiver (that can also be used as an RTK rover) which is powered by the latest TRIUMPH 3 ASIC. The TRIUMPH 3 ASIC’s performance has been impressive and it includes the following features.
  • Improved signal tracking and signal processing (wideband tracking)
  • The addition of Galileo and BeiDou L6 bands and BeiDou AltBoc signals
  • Improved multipath reduction due to wideband tracking
  • Improved spectrum analysis to enable displaying and rejecting spoofers and jammers (optional feature)
  • 864 multisystem (all GNSS signals) + 10 QZSS L6 CSK (LEX) channels
  • Multibit GNSS signal processing
  • 1,760,000 equivalent correlators for Fast Acquisition system - increased performance up to 8 times
  • 16 Baseband Digital Filters with Adaptive Anti-Jamming feature
  • Hardware Viterbi, Reed-Solomon and LDPC decoders
  • Quad Core SMP processor with FPU, core frequency 800MHz, L1 cache - 4 x 16 KB icache + 4x16 KB dcache – increased performance up to 4 times
  • Internal RAM (IRAM) – 16 MB
  • Input signal spectral analyzer
Some additional differences between the TRIUMPH-3 and TRIUMPH-1M are:
  • One pound lighter than the TRIUMPH-1M
  • External UHF radio antenna port to support either small/portable or longer/high gain UHF antenna systems
  • Hardware buttons to power on/off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Newer Wi-Fi with 5 GHz and 2.4GHz (802.11 a, b, g, n, d, e, i)
  • Newer Bluetooth with 4.1 Compliance and CSA2 Support which increases range and performance
  • Additional and more informative LEDs
  • Cellular modem which is programmable to support both GSM and CDMA (AT&T or Verizon)
  • Verizon Static IP Subscription option so you can use the Verizon cellular network as your wireless data link instead of UHF
The price of the TRIUMPH-3 with GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou enabled is $12,490. I hope this information helps you to make an informed decision on which option is best for you and your business.

Aaron S

Active Member
Michael - thanks for the explanation. I was wondering that myself while we're waiting to upgrade to a T-3.

Can you explain the difference between a frequency and a channel? If my basic understanding is correct, the L1, L2, L2c, L5 etc. each have a specific frequency assigned to them, in Mhz and transmit signals at that frequency. But that is not the same thing as a channel? If the GPS constellation is only broadcasting on a half-dozen frequencies or so, where do "channels" fit in? I always thought a channel was like an index (or shorthand) number for a specific frequency, but probably not?