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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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2006-01-18 Motorola invests in GPS solution provider
Motorola Inc. announced that Motorola Ventures, the strategic equity investment arm of Motorola made an investment in Global Locate, a privately-held GPS semiconductor, software and services provider.
2007-02-16 Module integrates GPS radio IC and antenna
Antenova's GPS Radionova RF antenna module integrates a high-performance and low-power receiver IC with the company's single-ended internally balanced antenna technology.
2007-06-05 Module brings GPS functionality in handsets
The highly integrated and compact ACFM-7102 quintplexer from Avago delivers a significant improvement in insertion loss while delivering high GPS to cell band, and GPS to PCS band isolation.
2006-08-16 Mobile-TV tuner, GPS block due from Chipidea
Chipidea recently announced new IP blocks for mobile TV and global-positioning systems. The company also has ultrawideband and wireless sensor products in design.
2007-10-08 Mobile GPS chip detects faint signal levels at -162dBm
Broadcom has rolled its first single-chip GPS solution that makes full use of the Global Locate architecture, and measures the faintest GPS signals at levels as low as -162dBm.
2009-05-04 Mobile computing, CE apps propel GPS growth
Although mobile handset are set continue to dominate shipments of devices with integrated GPS, the next growth spurt will come from mobile consumer electronics (CE) and mobile computing applications, according to a new In-Stat report.
2002-06-17 Mitsumi GPS antenna is 40 percent smaller
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2009-06-04 MEMS find place GPS, mobile apps
MEMS sensors are increasingly being integrated into phones, MP3 players, GPS units, mobile Internet devices (MIDs), portable medical scanners and all sorts of greentech products.
2014-07-07 MediaTek emerges as major threat to GPS IC vendors
The Taiwan-based chipmaker finished third on innovation and 2012 market share rankings, doing well with its combo ICs for Chinese smartphones, and growing a presence in other markets.
2004-12-02 Maxim rolls out RF front-end for GPS
Maxim Integrated Products unveiled a single-chip, RF front-end for global-positioning-systems.
2004-11-24 MAX2653 LNA with gain-step, retuned for GPS applications
This app note presents alternate RF matching networks for the MAX2563 SiGe LNA, tuned for the GPS band (1575MHz center frequency).
2008-08-27 Marvel inks GPS licensing deal with Trimble
Marvell and Trimble have entered into a GPS software technology licensing agreement.
2009-01-26 Market welcomes 'smallest' GPS combo handset device
CSR plc. claims that its latest BlueCore BC7830 is the tightest integrated and smallest GPS combination device designed for mobile handsets to hit the market.
2008-01-09 Mapping GPS' path to handsets
While personal navigation devices (PNDs) and location-based services in cellphones make it easier for consumers to find their ways, the path to integrating GPS capability to handsets is not that clear.
2010-04-07 Low-cost GPS/Galileo test set runs 3D simulations
Aeroflex has launched a lightweight, easy to use, configurable and inexpensive portable GPS and Galileo positional simulator that creates 3D simulations.
2009-11-05 LNAs improve GPS receiver sensitivity
Avago's LNA reduces the amount of PCB space and the number of components needed for a GPS application.
2009-12-18 LNAs deliver 0.8dB noise for GPS receivers
The devices, using less power than competitive solutions, are suited for cellphones, smart phones, PNDs and GPS-enabled fitness equipment.
2007-10-29 LNA provides high gain for GPS, Galileo apps
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX2659 high-gain, low-noise amplifier for GPS, Galileo and GLONASS applications, which achieves 20.5dB gain and a noise figure of 0.8dB.
2006-03-30 LNA claims industry first for GPS
STMicroelectronics has expanded its family of silicon monolithic microwave IC amplifiers with a single-chip product designed for use in electronic devices embedding a GPS function.
2008-06-18 LabVIEW toolkit does low-cost GPS testing
National Instruments has announced the NI GPS Toolkit for LabVIEW, an extension of the graphical system design environment that expands the NI RF PXI platform to include multi-satellite GPS signal simulation.
2008-01-02 Keeping track of GPS' rosy future
Initiatives from wireless operators and a U.S. government mandate are set to more than quadruple the global shipments of mobile handsets equipped with GPS capability from 2006 to 2011.
2003-09-11 KDDI to provide Hutchison CAT with GPS technology
KDDI Corp. has announced a contract with Hutchison CAT Wireless Multimedia Ltd. for the construction of a high-precision GPS.
2003-04-16 JAE ships SD Card connector for GPS systems
The SG3 series of SD Card connector from JAE Hong Kong Ltd has a maximum profile of 2.95mm and is capable of accommodating the longer SD Cards used in GPS systems.
2015-04-13 Jackson Labs debuts Mini-PCIe GPS-disciplined oscillator
The Mini-PCIe module supports nanosecond timing for NTP, SNTP, GPSD, PTP/1588 and other industry-standard applications and is geared for mission-critical financial transaction timing.
2009-01-19 ITC: SiRF infringed 6 GPS-related patents
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has affirmed an ITC administrative law judge's initial determination that SiRF Technology Holdings Inc. infringes three additional GPS-related patents held by Global Locate Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Broadcom Corp.
2008-10-14 ITC affirms SiRF's GPS patent infringement
the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has affirmed an Initial Determination that SiRF Technology Holdings Inc. infringes three GPS-related patents held by Global Locate, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Broadcom
2007-08-02 Intel, SiRF to bring GPS to mobile devices
Intel and SiRF Technology have entered into a license and joint development agreement to bring GPS capability to mobile devices.
2002-09-01 Integration essential to affordable GPS
To complete a telematics system, a GPS RF front-end has to be added as well as a cellphone module suited to the type of network required, plus their antennas and controlling software.
2003-12-01 Integrating GPS receivers with passive antennas
The impact of the direct integration of passive antennas on the GPS system performance is analyzed. The low-gain low noise radio front-end stage, the low levels of inter-system interference and the optimum loading of the analog-to-digital converter enabled the direct connection between the GPS radio and the passive antenna with high sensitivity.
2006-06-14 Inside Navman's 'go-wherever' GPS device
This article looks into the Navman iCN510 to see what makes it an efficient and truly portable navigation system.
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