GNSS Chipsets

April 7, 2008

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.

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By Inside GNSS
January 4, 2008

Broadcom Offers Single-Die AGPS OEM Receiver

The Broadcom BCM4750 is a single-die CMOS GPS receiver used for tracking and navigation, primarily in mobile devices. Its massive parallel hardware correlators are designed to provide fast signal searches, accurate real-time navigation, improved tracking sensitivity, and low average power consumption with a reported tracking sensitivity of -162 dBm. Produced in a 90-nanometer CMOS process, the BCM4750 consumes less than 15 mW, according to the company.

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By Glen Gibbons