Qualcomm Adds GLONASS Capability to Chipsets

Qualcomm Adds GLONASS Capability to Chipsets

Qualcomm Incorporated has announced the company’s product support for the Russian GLONASS satellite system to enable the use of both GPS and GLONASS networks simultaneously for improved location performance.

The first GLONASS-capable phone is the MTS 945 from Chinese phone manufacturer ZTE developed with Russian chipset manufacturer AFK Sistema and powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon MSM7x30 chipset.


Qualcomm Incorporated has announced the company’s product support for the Russian GLONASS satellite system to enable the use of both GPS and GLONASS networks simultaneously for improved location performance.

The first GLONASS-capable phone is the MTS 945 from Chinese phone manufacturer ZTE developed with Russian chipset manufacturer AFK Sistema and powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon MSM7x30 chipset.

The Snapdragon MSM7x30 chipset and software solution enables this smartphone to take advantage of both the GPS and GLONASS (a worldwide satellite positioning system developed by the Russian government) satellite systems.

“Supporting both positioning technologies gives users of ZTE’s latest smartphone the benefit of up to 55 different satellites when calculating their global position for navigation or any location-based application,” said Raj Talluri, vice president of product management for Qualcomm. “The result is more accurate location performance, all over the world, particularly in challenging urban environments where the combination of narrow streets and tall buildings can degrade accuracy.”

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