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Atmel, u-blox offer tracking tech for handheld, auto apps

Posted: 17 Jun 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:u-blox? supersense? antaris gps? gps modules? automotive?

Atmel and u-blox AG have announced the availability of a GPS weak signal tracking technology, called SuperSense, supporting Atmel's ANTARIS GPS chipsets and GPS modules from u-blox. The SuperSense targets the automotive and handheld, FCC E-911 Phase II-compliant GPS product applications.

With Atmel's ANTARIS, SuperSense-based products' sensitivity, antennas can be moved to a vehicle's interior, allowing products with integrated antennas mounted in glove compartments and under seats, thus reducing automotive GPS installation costs when compared with systems requiring a separate, external antenna.

The ANTARIS GPS engine, jointly developed by Atmel and u-blox, is also suitable for indoor GPS reception. The 16-channel ANTARIS features 8,192 simultaneously operating time/frequency search windows.

SuperSense combines superior tracking sensitivity beyond -158dBm, low power consumption and high navigation performance. It is available as beta release when purchasing the SuperSense Evalkit or the TIM-LH GPS module. It will support the complete ANTARIS GPS portfolio from Atmel as well as TIM-LH modules from u-blox.

The Atmel ANTARIS chipset (ATR0600, ATR0610, ATR0620) uses external Flash memory to control u-blox's SuperSense.

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