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Compact GPS chip allows flexible wireless capacity

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:GPS? front-end module? amplifier?

RF device and foundry supplier TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. has released a front-end RF module for GPS navigation systems integrating filter and LNA functions in a 3mm x 3mm form factor.

"The GPS market is clearly shifting toward upgraded modules," said Joshua Raha, GPS product marketing manager, TriQuint, in a statement. "It's a similar pattern that we continue to see in the mobile phone market," he added.

Raha said TQM640002, the new GPS module, fits size-conscious wireless handsets and the next generations of mobile GPS consumer devices, industrial and automotive applications.

The company said it has created the innovative GPS module along with several major GPS and personal navigation pioneers, including SiRF Technology Inc. It added that the device has TriQuint's smallest two-in-one SAW filter and works with either 1.8 or 2.8 supply voltages.

TriQuint noted that it has shipped more than 130 million filters to global GPS makers, including three of the top four personal navigation device vendors as ranked in 2007 by market research firm Canalys.

The TQM640002, is now sampling, TriQuint said.

- EE Times

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