Hemisphere Vega 60 GNSS Compass Board

Hemisphere Vega 60 GNSS Compass Board

The Vega 60 GNSS compass board from Hemisphere GNSS is an advanced GNSS positioning and heading board that can be used to develop sophisticated machine control and navigation solutions.



The Vega 60 GNSS compass board from Hemisphere GNSS uses dual antenna ports to create a series of additional capabilities including fast, high accuracy heading over short baselines, RTK positioning, onboard Atlas L band, RTK enabled heave, low power consumption, and precise timing.

With the Vega 60, heading and positioning are scalable and field upgradeable with all Hemisphere software and service options. Utilize the same multi constellation GNSS solutions in either single frequency mode or employ the full performance and fast RTK initialization times over long distances with multi frequency signals. High accuracy L band positioning from meter to sub decimeter levels is available via Atlas correction service.

Leverage the 60 pin industry standard form factor for easy upgradeability from other manufacturers’ modules.


  • Extremely accurate heading with long baselines
  • Available multi-frequency position, dual frequency heading supporting GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, IRNSS, and L band
  • Atlas® L band capable to 4 cm RMS
  • Athena™ GNSS engine providing best-in-class RTK performance
  • Excellent coasting performance
  • 5 cm RMS RTK-enabled heave accuracy
  • Strong multipath rejection and Cygnus™ interference mitigation
  • New multi-axis gyro and tilt sensor for reliable coverage during short GNSS outages

Technical Specifications

GNSS Receiver Specifications
Receiver Type:Multi-Frequency GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, and Atlas
Galileo: E1BC/E5a/E5b/E6BC/AltBOC
GPS Sensitivity:-142 dBm
SBAS Tracking:3-channel, parallel tracking
Update Rate:10 Hz standard, 1 Hz or 20 Hz optional (with activation)
Timing (1 PPS) Accuracy:20 ns
Rate of Turn:100°/s maximum
Cold Start:60 s typical (no almanac or RTC)
Warm Start:30 s typical (almanac and RTC)
Hot Start:10 s typical (almanac, RTC and position)
Heading Fix:10 s typical (Hot Start)
Impedance:50 Ω
Maximum Speed:1,850 mph (999 kts)
Maximum Altitude:18,288 m (60,000 ft)
Input Voltage:3.3 VDC +/- 5%
Positioning:RMS (67%), 2DRMS (95%)
Autonomous, no SA:1.2 m (RMS), 2.5 m (2DRMS)
SBAS:0.3 m (RMS), 0.6 m (2DRMS)
Atlas H10:0.04 m (RMS), 0.08 m (2DRMS)
Atlas H30:0.15 m (RMS), 0.3 m (2DRMS)
Atlas Basic:0.50 m (RMS), 1.0 m (2DRMS)
RTK:8 mm + 1 ppm (RMS), 15 mm + 2 ppm (2DRMS)
Heading (RMS):0.16° rms @ 0.5 m antenna separation, 0.08° rms @ 1.0 m antenna separation, 0.04° rms @ 2.0 m antenna separation, 0.02° rms @ 5.0 m antenna separation
Pitch/Roll (RMS):0.5°
Heave (RMS):30 cm rms (DGNSS), 5 cm rms (RTK)
L-Band Receiver Specifications
Receiver Type:Dual Channel
Channels:1525 to 1560 MHz
Satellite Selection:Manual and Automatic
Reacquisition Time:15 seconds (typical)
Input Voltage:3.3 VDC +/- 5%
Power Consumption:< 2.5 W all signals + L-band
Current Consumption:757 mA all signals + L band
Antenna Voltage:5 VDC maximum
Antenna Short Circuit Protection:Yes
Antenna Gain Input Range:10 to 40 dB
Ports:5 x full-duplex 3.3V CMOS, 2 x USB (1 Host/1 Device), 1 x Ethernet 10/100Mbps, 2 x CAN (NMEA2000, ISO 11783), 4 x PPS output, 4 x Event input
Interface Level:3.3V CMOS
Baud Rates:4800 – 460800
Correction I/O Protocol:Hemisphere GNSS proprietary ROX format, RTCM v2.3, RTCM v3.2, CMR, CMR
Data I/O Protocol:NMEA 0183, Hemisphere binary
Timing & Event I/O:CMOS, programmable edge sync, 10 kΩ, 10 pF load
Operating Temperature:-40 °C to +85 °C (-40°F to +185°F)
Storage Temperature:-40 °C to +85 °C (-40°F to +185°F)
Humidity:95% non-condensing (when in an enclosure)
Mechanical Shock:EP455 Section 5.14.1 Operational (when mounted in an enclosure with screw mounting holes utilized)
Vibration:EP455 Section 5.15.1 Random
EMC:CE (IEC 60945 Emissions and Immunity), FCC Part 15, Subpart B
Dimensions:71 mm (L) x 46 mm (W) x 10 mm (H)
2.8 in (L) x 1.8 in (W) x 0.4 in (H)
Weight:24 g (0.85 oz)
Status Indications (LED):Power, Primary and Secondary GNSS lock, Differential lock, DGNSS position, Heading
Connectors:2 x 30 female socket, 0.8 mm pitch
RF:MMBX, female, straight
Aiding Devices
Gyro:Provides smooth and fast heading reacquisition. During loss of GNSS signals heading stability is degraded
by < 1° per minute for up to 3 minutes.
Tilt Sensors:Provide pitch, roll data and assist in fast start-up and reacquisition of heading solution



Hemisphere GNSS products come with a one-year warranty. The warranty, provided by Hemisphere GNSS, means products are guaranteed against defective material and workmanship under normal use for a period of 12 months from the date of shipment. Accessories come with a similar 90-day warranty. The warranty is covered in more detail in the Hemisphere GNSS Service Policy document.

Why Buy from Us?

In business since 2004, Canal Geomatics is an authorized dealer for Hemisphere GNSS and has established itself as an industry-leading distributor of high-precision positioning products in North America. Our mission is to find the best solution for each unique application and extend premium support to ensure the long-term success of our customers. We offer both volume and reseller discounts for the majority of our product lines.


The Vega 60 GNSS compass board from Hemisphere GNSS is available through Canal Geomatics. If you would like more information about this product, please feel free to get in touch with us by completing the Request Pricing form.