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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.
2010-04-23 'Smallest' PIFA antenna tailored for GPS handhelds
Yageo Corp. is rolling out what it claims is the smallest ceramic chip antenna (PIFA mode) for GPS applications.
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.
2010-04-07 GPS front-ends pack high-rejection FBAR filters
Avago Technologies has released the ALM-2712 front-end module, which integrates pre- and post-high rejection FBAR filters to provide low insertion loss in GPS band frequencies
2010-02-24 Extracting latitude and longitude from a GPS device for Windows Embedded CE 6.0
The application note describes how to extract information from a GPS device, using the GPS library located on the Board Support Package (BSP) for PDK board.
2010-02-23 GPS receiver promises faster signal searches
Broadcom's latest GPS receiver for mobile devices provides faster signal searches, accurate real-time navigation, improved tracking sensitivity and very low average power consumption.
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.
2010-02-12 Tiny GPS module integrates LNA, SAW filters
The BGM781N11 GPS receive front-end module integrates one GPS LNA and two SAW filters with high ESD ruggedness in a tiny leadless TSNP11-2 package.
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.
2010-01-20 GPS modules come with extended ephemeris
GPS receiver and telematics hardware solutions provider Vincotech is providing use of extended ephemeris data for its A1084 and A1035-H range of SiRFstarIII modules.
2010-01-12 GPS receiver increases navigation accuracy
Atheros' FYX Location Core technology delivers location accuracy, fast location fixes, receiver sensitivity and lower power.
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.
2009-11-12 GPS front-end module packs FBAR filter, LNA
The FEM delivers a very low noise figure and high linearity for improved sensitivity of GPS handsets.
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.
2009-10-19 Cellular router packs 3G, Ethernet, GPS, Wi-Fi
Digi International's cellular router offers the functionality of enterprise-class routers plus a vertically-focused feature set for specific industry apps.
2009-10-14 GPS processor eases location integration
CSR's SiRFstarIV GSD4e GPS location processor has a built-in CPU and SiRFGeoRecov technology optimized to ensure continuous location awareness without loading the host processor.
2009-10-13 GPS handsets to drive mobile navigation downloads
Subscribers are forecast to grow at a CAGR of 33.7 percent to reach 160 million users worldwide by 2015.
2009-10-12 GPS antennas suit M2M telematics apps
Taoglas' SMT GPS antennas are guaranteed to pass final device product certification for reflow solder profile tests, device environmental tests and mechanical testing for M2M telematics devices.
2009-10-06 ABI sees GPS IC shipment rebound in 2010
While GPS IC shipment growth slowed during 2009, next year should see a 30 percent increase in shipments, according to ABI Research.
2009-09-23 GPS LNA packs pre-/post-high rejection filters
Avago Technologies introduces a miniature, compact, highly integrated GPS low noise amplifier (LNA).
2009-09-07 GPS IC boasts improved weak signal acquisition
Wireless semiconductor provider u-blox is upgrading its core CMOS technology for reduced power requirements.
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.
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.
2009-08-21 Switch with backlit illumination suits GPS apps
C&K Components has launched a four-way switch designed specifically for GPS.
2009-08-20 GPS receiver tailored for automotive apps
Vincotech has extended its portfolio of GPS receiver modules by a variant specifically designed and manufactured to address requirements in the automotive industry.
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.
2009-07-07 GPS receiver touts 30ns timing accuracy
High-performance, low-power, precision timing GPS module achieves 30ns (1-sigma) timing accuracy.
2009-06-25 Simulation toolkit eases GPS receiver testing
The NI GPS Simulation Toolkit 1.5 for LabVIEW is an extension of the graphical system design environment that expands the NI RF PXI platform to provide engineers a cost-efficient, high-performance solution for GPS receiver testing that exceeds the capabilities of traditional box instruments.
2009-06-11 u-blox gets China handsets GPS-enabled
China mobile phone solutions provider Gionee Communications has selected u-blox's GPS receiver chip for their new series of GPS-enabled feature phones.
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.
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.
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.
2009-04-17 Report: Another China GPS satellite takes off
China's space administration has announced the launch of its navigational satellite, the second in a series of up to 30 orbiters to comprise a GPS network, according to the AFP report.
2009-04-13 Embedded GPS receiver targets timing apps
Trimble has introduced an embedded GPS receiver for timing applications. The Resolution-SMT GPS receiver enables system integrators to add precise GPS to provide location, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and synchronization to many products or systems where cost or size had previously been a limitation.
2009-03-26 Solution supports CTIA A-GPS over the air test
The combined offering of Spirent's A-GPS instrumentation and ETS-Lindgren's OTA test facilities, antennas, and EMQuest software allows wireless device manufacturers to test their products in compliance with the upcoming 3.0 release of the CTIA's test plan for mobile station OTA performance.
2009-03-20 GPS IC year-on-year growth rate slackens
Shipments of GPS semiconductors will increase 15 percent on a unit basis in 2009 compared with the previous year. This growth rate is lower than the year-on-year growth experienced in 2007 and 2008, according to ABI Research.
2009-03-16 Broadcom hailed as top GPS IC vendor
Broadcom Corp. has been ranked at the top of the latest GPS IC Vendor Matrix released by ABI Research.
2009-02-19 GPS IC promises up to 165dBM sensitivity
Seiko Epson Corp. and Infineon Technologies AG have unveiled the XPOSYS GPS single-chip design optimized for mobile devices for the consumer market; especially cellular phones with navigation features.
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.
2009-02-04 GPS contact transmits, receives signals above 1.8GHz
ITT Interconnect Solutions has released the universal GPS contact, a 1.8mm dry circuit pressure contact that when mated and deflected, maintains true contact beam positioning with no conductivity to the side walls.
2009-02-04 GPS module zooms into auto industry
SiRF Technology Holdings Inc. and M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. have partnered to help create the networked GPS module that provides location information to the new generation vehicle-based communications and entertainment systems.
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.
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.
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.
2009-01-14 Reports: GPS, Wi-Fi to defy '09 slump
The markets for chips focusing on the Wi-Fi, GPS navigation and location technology sectors could defy the global semiconductor downturn this year, according to two separate reports.
2008-12-02 Avago rolls GPS LNA with integrated FBAR filters
Avago Technologies has unveiled ALM-1712, a GPS LNA with integrated filters suitable for simultaneous GPS (S-GPS) and small form factor designs.
2008-12-01 N��vi 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.
2008-11-18 SiRF powers Samsung GPS handsets in China
SiRF Technology Holdings Inc. is powering Samsung handsets with GPS-enabled location services for GSM mobile phone subscribers in China.
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.
2008-10-28 Renesas taps Epson A-GPS tech for SH-Mobile G3 LSIs
Seiko Epson has licensed Renesas Technology its A-GPS reception technology for the SH-Mobile G3 single-chip LSIs used in mobile phones and portable information terminals.
2008-10-24 Two firms tie up to integrate GPS in hybrid cars
In-car systems that prevent drivers from possible road risks like taking a curve too fast have been created in a concerted effort between STMicroelectronics and Navteq.
2008-10-16 Compact GPS chip allows flexible wireless capacity
TriQuint Semiconductor has released a front-end RF module for GPS navigation systems integrating filter and LNA functions in a 3mm x 3mm form factor.
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
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.
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.
2008-09-23 Actions Semi teams up with GPS map provider
China fabless IC company Actions Semiconductor Co. Ltd has signed a strategic software agreement with GPS map provider, Ritu Information Systems Inc
2008-09-17 Mobile TV leaves handset operators behind
A host of mobile TV chip companies demonstrated devices that are designed to turn popular consumer devices such as the Apple's iPod, Sony's PlayStation 3 and portable GPS navigation units into terrestrial digital TV receivers
2008-09-08 Timing module tracks GPS signals
NDK has introduced its NCR-46 embedded timing module with an integrated GPS receiver that will automatically track and receive signals from GPS satellites and deliver a highly precise 1pps output aligned UTC
2008-09-05 Avago introduces GPS LNA with integrated FBAR filter
Avago Technologies has announced the availability of its next-generation high-gain GPS low noise amplifier with integrated filter
2008-08-27 Marvel inks GPS licensing deal with Trimble
Marvell and Trimble have entered into a GPS software technology licensing agreement
2008-08-21 Modules synchronize time, frequency of data systems
Symmetricom has launched its latest PCI time and frequency processor modules, the bc635PCI-V2 and GPS referenced bc637PCI-V2, providing precise time and frequency references to host computers and peripheral data acquisition systems
2008-08-12 Judge affirms SiRF's patent infringement
The pending case whether SiRF has infringed some patents of Broadcom is over. The U.S. International Trade Commission judge has ruled that SiRF has infringed six patents related to improving GPS processing and sensitivity
2008-08-05 Tuner IP cuts costs, minimizes risks for GPS developers
MIPS's silicon-proven GPS RF tuner IP integrates low-noise RF front-end for GPS receivers, enabling embedded system designers to reduce costs and time-to-market for next-generation GPS devices
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