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SiRF Star III GPS Chipset Powering Location Aware Mobile GPS Devices

The SiRF Star III chipset family has proved a watershed innovation GPS chip architecture by offering impressive performance improvements to the GPS receiver manufacturing industry. They have been adopted by major GPS manufacturers including Garmin, TomTom and Magellan. The SiRF Star III chipset family was developed by SiRF Technology Holdings, Inc. (SIRF – Nasdaq Stock Exchange) of San Jose, California. SiRF Star III chipset There are three primary reasons why […]

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GPS Receiver in a Mobile Phone SIM Card by BlueSky Positioning

A novel approach to GPS/mobile integration by BlueSky Positioning Ltd (UK) is likely to herald a far more rapid GPS enablement of the mobile handset market. BlueSky Positioning’s product, A-GPS SIM, is a Assisted-GPS module for SIM cards. When incorporated into a GSM or 3G phone it forms a complete network assisted GPS receiver. As described in GPSTek’s A-GPS Technology Guide, A-GPS uses the assistance of a data server in […]

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ACLYS GPS Receiver Chip 70% Cost Reduction Breakthrough

The predicted ramping up of location based services depends on the proliferation of GPS enablement – particularly mobile handsets such as cell phones and PDAs. This proliferation process will receive a boost from the rollout of mobile handset platforms based on CellGuide’s new CGX5900 ultra-miniature GPS co-processor designed specifically for mass-market mobile devices. ACLYS GPS Receiver Chip Cost Breakthrough The ACLYS GPS receiver chip has a claimed 70% cost reduction […]

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Automotive GPS Navigator Buyers Guide

Automotive GPS satellite navigators are a truly significant technological achievement. Their small size and speed of operation may give the impression that they are preforming a simple task but, this is in no way the case. The computational effort expended in determining the best route (especially with waypoints) is considerable. To illustrate how far these devices have progressed, consider the hardware required to complete the intensely complex task of triangulating […]

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