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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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2002-03-14 InHand Elctronics handheld reference platform adds Bluetooth, GPS
InHand Electronics has announced at the Embedded Systems Conference the immediate availability of its Elf2 reference platform for handheld device developers.
2004-10-15 Infineon, Global Locate develop A-GPS chip for cell phones
Infineon Technologies AG and Global Locate are jointly developing Assisted Global Positioning System (A-GPS) chip for mobile telephones, smart phones and PDAs.
2005-11-11 Industry's first integrated 3-axis compass enhances GPS apps
AKM Semiconductor said it has developed the industry's first fully integrated 3-axis electronic compass
2005-06-20 Inductors eye military, GPS apps
Gowanda announces the introduction of the SMRF 1010 series of commercial off-the-shelf surface mount RF inductors which is designed to provide a cost-effective alternative to equivalent Mil Spec products
2007-04-24 In-car GPS features dead-reckoning tech
u-blox AG has introduced its LEA-4R GPS module with built-in dead reckoning technology that will ensure 100 percent road coverage for car navigation systems.
2011-06-21 IMU-powered GPS unit tracks assets amid electronic jamming
Equipped with ADI's MEMS-based 10-degree-of-freedom IMU, TRX's Sentrix Tracking Unit can keep track of assets inside office buildings, warehouses, tunnels, caves and other GPS-denied environments.
2007-11-14 HTC packs 3G, GPS in new Touch smart phone
Taiwan smart phone maker HTC has unveiled the Touch Cruise with built-in GPS for personal navigation and 3G technologies for high-speed Internet access.
2005-12-28 Honeywell licenses GPS technology to LG Electronics
Honeywell has licensed LG Electronics to use two patents relating to GPS and to grant sublicenses for certain automotive OEM and aftermarket apps.
2008-07-18 High-stability TCXOs aim at mobile GPS market
Epson Toyocom Corp. has begun volume production of crystal products that employ the company's photo AT chips, a new series of temperature compensated crystal oscillators for the mobile GPS terminal market.
2007-11-07 Healthy market awaits handsets with GPS in 2011
Global shipments of mobile handsets equipped with GPS capability will quadruple in 2011 at 444 million units, up from 109.6 million units in 2006, reported iSuppli Corp.
2006-12-01 GSM handsets to integrate GPS
After years of anticipation, GPS is expected to emerge next year in a significant percentage of cellphones built to meet the GSM standard.
2003-03-27 GPS/mobile combo antennas suit telematics apps
Maxrad Inc. has introduced its Max-Matics AGPSC series of GPS/mobile combination antenna and is targeted for telematics systems.
2009-02-16 GPS/GPRS chip cuts costs in handsets
From MediaTek Inc. comes the MT6253 GSM/GPRS single-chip solution, which integrates all essential electronic components, including DBB, ABB, power management unit and RF transceiver onto a single chip, to reduce the materials costs in mobile phones.
2008-02-12 GPS-enabled Nokia handsets bring real-time traffic info
Nokia and University of California Berkeley researchers have tested a technology that could transform the way drivers navigate through congested highways and obtain information about road conditions.
2008-10-13 GPS-Bluetooth radio IC upgrades next-gen handsets
SiRF Technology Holdings has launched a single-chip combination radio IC with a GPS RF front-end and a complete Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR controller designed for the company's multifunction SoC platforms.
2006-03-10 GPS vendors to feature more value-added functions in products
At this year's IIC-China, Philips, Samsung, STMicroelectronics, Sharp Electronics and Freescale demonstrated their GPS solutions, featuring more value-added functions than traditional GPS, such as MP3 and MPEG4 players.
2010-01-20 GPS uptake in handsets hits roadblocks
The GPS and location industry faces a second wave of design challenges, which will greatly alter the competitive landscape and the resulting services that can be successfully offered.
2008-02-08 GPS turns cellphone into handy navigation device
As an alternative to pricey personal navigation devices, you might consider upgrading your cellphone to one with a built-in GPS and paying as little as $4.16 per month to have it give you directions.
2014-08-04 GPS tracking device market to hit $3.5B in 2019
ABI Research forecasted that health, commercial/enterprise, wearables and iBeacons will bring new life to the GPS tracking device market despite a number of barriers.
2008-01-24 GPS to see huge market in 2013, reports ABI
The use of GPS in consumer, business and industrial environments such as telematics and asset tracking will continue to grow, driving the market to grow to over 900 million units by 2013.
2004-07-16 GPS technology empowers 3G wireless handsets
Qualcomm uses a GPS-based solution to improve positioning availability and accuracy in the wireless sector.
2009-09-02 GPS stays strong in sport, fitness markets
While shipments of dedicated sport and fitness hardware are suffering from the recession, smart phone fitness applications such as MotionX-GPS are booming, with 1.2 million downloads in 2009.
2004-07-14 GPS startup finds $5M, partners with Trimble
A fabless semiconductor startup that has developed global positioning technology called u-Nav Microelectronics Corp. has closed a $5 million Series D round of financing, the company said Friday (July 9, 2004).
2009-05-26 GPS solution tailored for outdoor navigation apps
MediaTek Inc. has announced that its MT3329 advanced single-chip all-in-one GPS solution has been integrated in the Garmin GPSMAP 60 series of outdoor navigators.
2010-06-10 GPS solution features automotive dead-reckoning
From u-blox comes Automotive Dead Reckoning (ADR), which input from GPS satellites with vehicle sensors to determine position even where GPS signals are blocked or weak.
2005-06-06 GPS solution draws
u-Nav Microelectronics unveiled its uN9018 chipset, which is a low power, high performance GPS receiver solution that features the uN1008 CMOS RF frontend and the highly integrated uN8130 baseband processor
2009-01-30 GPS Snitch gets scrutinized
The dizzying pace of progress in GPS navigation, Internet mapping and mobile data support has reached an intriguing confluence. As devices such as the Blackline GPS Snitch roll out, live tracking is now in the hands of the masses. Let's spy on the spyware now, with a private eye on the enabling technology.
2011-02-02 GPS simulator enables advanced receiver testing
Spectracom has announced its 16-channel GPS constellation simulator, the Pendulum GSG-55, which is a part of the company's solution set for receiving, distributing and validating GNSS systems.
2005-12-28 GPS receivers streamline embedded development
NavSync's new GPS receiver modules are manufactured in a surface mount format, with an embeddable architecture that is designed to allow easy integration into host systems.
2009-07-07 GPS receiver touts 30ns timing accuracy
High-performance, low-power, precision timing GPS module achieves 30ns (1-sigma) timing accuracy.
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