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Launchpad: Timing antennas, UAV camera and smartwatch

January 11, 2016By
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Featuring new products in the OEM, survey, mapping and unmanned aerial vehicle sectors. read more

MEMS oscillators on the move

January 11, 2016By
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Advances in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) sensor technology include temperature-sensing MEMS oscillators (TSMO). Pairing a TSMO with a GNSS receiver, the authors successfully performed carrier-phase positioning and obtained accuracies better than typically required for automotive applications. MEMS oscillators can present space and cost advantages in integrated circuit assembly. By Bernhard M. Aumayer and Mark G. Petovello MEMS oscillators have found their... read more

Marvell’s NFC controller enables tiny antennas for mobile, IoT, wearables

January 7, 2016By
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Marvell, a connectivity and semiconductor company, has launched its Near Field Communication (NFC) 88NF100 Controller with Active Load Modulation (ALM) to support the smallest antenna sizes critical to mobile, IoT, wearable and automotive applications. Adhering to the NFC Controller Interface (NCI) Technical Specification version 1.1, the 88NF100 provides an extended operating range and is extremely energy-efficient to enable extended battery life for... read more

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u‑blox 8 provides GPS/GLONASS receiver platform for low-power devices

January 6, 2016By
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u-blox has released the u‑blox 8 GPS/GLONASS receiver platform. It complements the u-blox GNSS platform portfolio by addressing power sensitive usage, whereas the existing u-blox M8 platform continues to serve applications where navigation performance and highest accuracy are paramount. u-blox 8 offers significant improvements, compared with its predecessor u-blox 7. The tracking sensitivity has been increased by 4 dBm, and... read more

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Broadcom announces automotive global navigation chip at CES 2016

January 6, 2016By

Broadcom Corporation has added a new GNSS wireless connectivity chip to its automotive portfolio, which it unveiled at CES 2016, being held this week in Las Vegas. Automotive GPS shipments are expected to more than double by 2022, creating significant opportunities among component suppliers and increasing competition for market share. The chip offers wideband capture radio technology for simultaneous tri-band reception... read more

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CES 2016: Qualcomm unveils processor for connected cars

January 5, 2016By
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Qualcomm Technologies has introduced its latest Qualcomm Snapdragon automotive processors, the Snapdragon 820 Automotive family, offering a scalable next-generation infotainment, graphics and multimedia platform with machine intelligence and a version with integrated LTE (long-term evolution)-Advanced connectivity. The Snapdragon 820A is Qualcomm Technologies’ newest automotive-grade system-on-chip (SoC). Qualcomm Technologies has taken a modular approach to designing the Snapdragon 820A, enabling a... read more

CES 2016: Bosch Sensortec unveils intelligent accelerometers and high-performance gyroscopes

January 5, 2016By
The new high-performance gyroscopes combine important performance indicators such as low noise, low TCO and high bias stability. (PRNewsFoto/Bosch Sensortec)

Bosch Sensortec is unveiling new generations of intelligent accelerometers and high-performance gyroscopes at the 2016 International CES in Las Vegas. Aimed at smartphones, tablets and wearables, the new devices cover a wide range of requirements, from low-power consumption for always-on applications such as step counting, to high-performance optical image stabilization (OIS). Intelligent three-axis accelerometers — BMA422 and BMA455 Today’s applications running on... read more

P3 predicts connected car focus of upcoming automotive, tech shows

January 5, 2016By

Automotive and consumer technology teams in Detroit and Silicon Valley remain hard at work preparing to kick-off the New Year with new technology at two of the nation’s biggest showcases of automotive connectivity: CES 2016, held Jan. 6–9 in Las Vegas, and the North American International Auto Show, held Jan. 11–24 in Detroit. Samit Ghosh, Ph.D., president and CEO of... read more