GPS Chip Offers 160-dBm Tracking Sensitivity

Oct. 22, 2009
TO SATISFY GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) solutions' demand for higher sensitivity, long battery life, and instant location capture, the u-blox 6 CMOS chip vows to enable significantly extended battery life. By extending the last chip ...

TO SATISFY GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) solutions' demand for higher sensitivity, long battery life, and instant location capture, the u-blox 6 CMOS chip vows to enable significantly extended battery life. By extending the last chip generation's acquisition engine to over 2 million correlators with acquisition under 1 s, this chip exhibits stronger acquisition capability of weak signals and a shorter time to first fix. It boasts 147 dBm acquisition sensitivity from a cold start and 160 dBm tracking sensitivity. The u-blox 6 offers an update rate of 5 Hz. It supports ultra-low-power logging and geo-tagging applications based on the firm's proprietary Capture & Process technology. Power management is user configurable. In addition to GPS, u-blox 6 can be applied to new European GALILEO satellite systems. It also is qualified for automotive applications. The u-blox 6 is available as a single chip, chipset, or complete modules (LEA and NEO families). First samples of the GPS receiver UBX-G6010 single chip and UBX-G6000/G0010 chipset will be available by the end of the year.

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