Vincotech Announces First SiRFstarIV Modules

Vincotech GmbH, based in Unterhaching, Germany, has announced its first module based on CSR’s new SiRFstarIV technology introduced earlier this month.

Vincotech GmbH, based in Unterhaching, Germany, has announced its first module based on CSR’s new SiRFstarIV technology introduced earlier this month.

Vincotech’s first module, the A2100-A, integrates the GSD4e along with external flash and adapts the 1.8-volt technology to the 3.3-volt rail widely used in the telematics world. Furthermore, in facilitating a fast, seamless upgrade path for Vincotech’s A1084-B SiRFstarIII-based module, the new A2100-A is pin- and footprint-compatible with its SiRF predecessor.

To address the development of a broadening array of mobile devices requiring advanced GPS technology integration, Vincotech will introduce more modules based on the two variants of the GSD4e. Emphasis on features and functions will include antenna modules, implementation of 1.8-volt technology, and a size-optimized ROM version.

Additionally, the integration of the SiRFstarIV technology into Vincotech’s own telematics platforms is foreseen in the near future.

The first GSD4e-based modules by Vincotech are designed for efficient integration into mobile devices, including telematics applications, with integrated passive antenna as an option, and highest sensitivity and earliest availability of a fix being the principle objectives.

The company introduced the A1088-A GPS receiver module in August, targeting integration into land vehicles, and the 1084-A and –B modules in April, all based on CSR’s SiRFstarIII technology. A variety of evaluation kits are available for the new modules.

Vincotech originated from the former electronic modules division of Tyco Electronics and is now a stand-alone company headquartered in Munich, Germany. In 2007, when Tyco International split into three separate legal entities, one of them being Tyco Electronics, the decision was made to divest the power systems business unit to the Gores Group. This business unit included the electronic modules division, which became Vincotech.

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