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Car navigation processor features embedded GPS

Posted: 22 Oct 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:automotive-grade application processor? embedded GPS? RF chip?


STMicroelectronics has introduced its new automotive-grade application processor with embedded GPS for navigation and telematics. The Cartesio processor perfectly couples with ST's GPS RF chip (STA5620), creating an offering that reduces the design form factor and BOMs with no compromise in performance.

ST's Cartesio (STA2062) integrates a 32bit ARM CPU core with a high-sensitivity 32-channel GPS subsystem and a large set of connectivity peripherals, including CAN, USB, UARTs and SPI. It also provides on-chip high-speed RAM and real-time clock functionality.

The Cartesio SoC device addresses a large variety of applications in the Automotive segment, including OEM and portable navigation devices, vehicle tracking systems, electronic fee collection and advanced car radio.

"ST's Cartesio is currently the most integrated solution on the navigation and telematics market, addressing the cost and space constraints with no performance penalty," said Domenico Rossi, general manager of ST's car radio and multimedia division. "The new application processor with embedded GPS was built using ST's proprietary GPS technology and designed to meet the most stringent automotive quality standards."

ST's STA2062 is housed in 16mm x 16mm x 1.4mm LFBGA packages with a 0.8mm ball pitch to comply with the automotive industry assembly requirements. Samples are available now, with volume production scheduled for April 2008.

Pricing for the combination of the STA2062 navigation processor and the STA5620 RF companion chip is below $10 in volume quantities.

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