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What is a GPS?
A satellite-based radio navigation system that determines the latitude and longitude of a receiver on Earth by computing the time difference for signals from different satellites to reach the receiver.
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2006-02-27 Reference design enables GPS in mobile apps
Fractus, NordNav and SiGe Semiconductor have announced a GPS USB reference design that is said to enable a high-performance navigation system for laptops, smart phones and PDAs.
2007-07-16 Reduce interference in GPS-enabled applications
GPS is a navigation system formed by 24 satellites placed in the Earth's six orbits and enables users to determine their position accurately from any location. Consumers expect a handset with GPS capability to be reliable in receiving and amplifying the signal from the satellites because any error on the reception would cause inaccurate information on the location. Unfortunately, the quality of the GPS signals are often times compromised by interfering RF signals.
2001-04-15 Real-time GPS around the corner
3G wireless GPS may seem far-fetched, but the technical capabilities needed to pull it off are available now and in the near future, designers will utilize these capabilities into the hardware and software required to further innovative mobile GPS.
2008-04-01 Re-architecting GPS for mobile phones
Existing GPS technologies were designed for in-car personal navigation devices (PNDs), for which power savings are not so important, and as GPS moves into the mobile handset, there is a need to rethink how and where the technology is implemented and how the GPS functions are controlled
2007-03-13 R&S finalizes assisted-GPS interoperability tests
Rohde & Schwarz finalized a set of interoperability test cases for assisted-GPS, the mobile phone location capability that is part of the federally-mandated E911 systems implemented by wireless carriers in the United States.
2008-10-31 Qualcomm hit with new $1B GPS patent suit
Homeland security company Gabriel Technologies Corp. and its and subsidiary Trace Technologies LLC have filed of a federal court lawsuit against Qualcomm Inc.
2002-12-17 Qualcomm CDMA chipset has GPS capability
The company's radioOne ZIF CDMA single-band chipset, consist of RF transmit and RF receive processors.
2010-02-17 Quad-radio IC fuses WLAN, GPS, FM, Bluetooth
Texas Instruments Inc. has unveiled its WiLink 7.0 single-chip solution, claimed to be the first radio IC offering to integrate WLAN 802.11n, GPS, FM transmit/receive and Bluetooth technologies.
2008-10-10 Pulse heralds smallest GPS antenna
Pulse, a Technitrol Company, has introduced the W3011 surface-mount ceramic GPS antenna, which the company claims is the industry's smallest and highest-performing antenna in its size category.
2009-07-30 Processor packs GPS for in-car navigation systems
STMicroelectronics NV has developed an application processor with an embedded GPS for next generation in-car and portable navigation systems.
2007-06-01 Prius drives with smart GPS navigation system
A DVD player under the driver's seat holds navigation system map data that's read in conjunction with the real-time GPS satellite location to yield the guidance information displayed the Toyota Prius dashboard screen.
2006-05-03 Power-grid quality monitors are GPS-equipped, networked
Elspec's G4000 Series Power Quality Data Center instrument stores the waveform of every cycle on an AC line, and does that continuously, in a gap-free manner.
2008-07-10 Power management IC eyes mobile GPS
The AAT2603 from Advanced Analogic Technologies, a power management IC targeted at mobile GPS devices, PMPs and other handheld mobile systems operating off a single Li-ion battery.
2014-08-14 Positioning module combines GPS, GLONASS receiver techs
The module touts unprecedented accuracy with quad-constellation support, acquiring and tracking all visible GPS, GLONASS, QZSS, and SBAS satellites.
2007-04-10 Portable planetarium peers into space with low-cost sensors, GPS
Named among the "Best of Innovations" at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show, Celestron's SkyScout stands out in its simplicity and creative use of low-cost components.
2009-09-04 PNDs fall with rise of GPS-equipped phones
The days of PND supremacy in the global navigation market are coming to an end, says iSuppli Corp.
2006-12-14 Platform combines GPS, multimedia capabilities
NXP Semiconductors introduced early this week a new personal media player platform combining GPS navigation functionality with multimedia capabilities.
2002-10-03 PC software AlmanacUploader for SMIQ with option SMIQB51 (digital standard GPS)
This application note describes how the AlmanacUploader converts GPS data from GPS satellite, and transfers it to the SMIQ signal generator to generate GPS signals.
2014-08-18 Parrot drone gets GPS teardown
The Drone uses the combination of Bosch BMA150 Accelerometer and BMP180 Barometric Pressure Sensor, Invensense IMU-3000 Gyro & Motion Processor, and Microchip PIC24HJ Microcontroller.
2011-03-23 Outdoor, sports, fitness apps to drive GPS growth
ABI Research has identified smartphone applications related to sports, recreation and fitness, as well as CE and mobile health devices as new growth drivers for GPS.
2008-12-01 Nüvi 205 expands horizon for GPS navigation system
No longer at prices that force PNDs into locked glass cabinets, the $199 PND is driving the growing commodity status of standalone GPS systems.
2008-05-08 NXP, Siemens co-develop GPS/GSM-based toll system
NXP and Siemens Mobility have partnered to develop NXP's new Automotive Telematics On Board Unit Platform into the 'single-chip on-board unit' system based on GPS for use in private vehicles.
2008-02-06 NXP's GloNav acquisition yields 'smallest' GPS solution
Shortly after the closing of its acquisition of GloNav, NXP Semiconductors announced its first single-chip A-GPS solution, claimed to be the industry's smallest, lowest-power, lowest-system-cost GPS solution.
2006-10-12 Nordnav, SiGe develop GPS/Galileo receiver
SiGe Semiconductor and Nordnav Technologies have collaborated on a GPS/Galileo receiver for consumer electronic products.
2007-07-23 Nokia to equip future handsets with A-GPS service
Nokia is equipping all its future GPS-enabled devices with A-GPS, which could reduce the time a connected mobile device needs to find its current position, known as time to first fix.
2005-11-24 New GPS reference design supports advanced functionality
Mistral Software introduced its next-gen Navigation Reference Design that is designed to provide product developers with a quick start build for their GPS devices with enhanced wireless capabilities.
2003-07-15 NEC GPS chipset targets mobile apps
The uPD77534 device from NEC Electronics Corp. is an ARM7 TDMI-based System LSI for signal processing that is fabricated on 0.15?m process.
2007-01-24 Navman unveils fully integrated GPS receiver, antenna
A fully integrated GPS antenna and receiver, Navman's Smart GPS Sensor includes an ultrahigh-sensitivity 20-channel receiver as well as over 200,000 effective correlators.
2008-07-18 MTNet taps Aeroflex platform for CDMA, A-GPS test
MTNet, the CDMA Certification Forum (CCF) accredited conformance test lab established within China's Ministry of Information Industries, has standardized on the Aeroflex 6402 AIME CDMA test platform for 1xEV-DO Rev A and A-GPS testing.
2002-09-26 Motorola samples GPS unit from IBM's SiGe process
Motorola Inc. rolled out a single-chip GPS device built upon IBM Microelectronics' 0.255m SiGe process technology.
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