Assisted-GPS Chip

Assisted-GPS Chip

NXP Semiconductors has introduced its first assisted-GPS (A-GPS) chip, the GNS7560, targeting mobile phones and standalone personal navigation devices (PNDs) with the product’s package size of less than nine square millimeters. The NXP GNS7560 is implemented on a 90 nanometer (nm) architecture and features a CMOS RF front end plus correlator engine with power management modes that reduce power consumption to less than 13mW for one-second updates, according to the company.

NXP Semiconductors has introduced its first assisted-GPS (A-GPS) chip, the GNS7560, targeting mobile phones and standalone personal navigation devices (PNDs) with the product’s package size of less than nine square millimeters. The NXP GNS7560 is implemented on a 90 nanometer (nm) architecture and features a CMOS RF front end plus correlator engine with power management modes that reduce power consumption to less than 13mW for one-second updates, according to the company. The GNS7560 automatically alters sensitivity and tracking based on signal strength, multipath and velocity. The host software for the product is structured to facilitate OS integration with Microsoft Windows CE, Windows Mobile, and Linux standard drivers, as well as a variety of real-time kernels in support of “smartphone” designs.The single-chip GNS7560 is integrated with NXP’s Nexperia UMTS/EDGE Cellular System Solution 7210, which supports multimedia applications and connectivity options for 2G and 3G mobile handsets. NXP Semiconductors, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

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