Mobile Devices

Mediatek Announces Five-in-One Wireless Connectivity Chip for Mobile Devices

February 24, 2014By

Mediatek has released a five-in-one combo wireless system-on-a-chip (SOC), with multi-system GNSS, to support full featured smartphones, tablets, and other premium mobile devices. The MT6630 dramatically reduces the component count and eBOM while improving ease-of-design for manufacturers by eliminating external low noise amplifiers and integrating the Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz power amplifiers, Bluetooth power amplifiers, and transmit-receive (T/R) switch... read more

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Blackphone Designed for Privacy Launches At Mobile World Congress 2014

February 24, 2014By
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SGP Technologies, a joint venture of Silent Circle and Geeksphone, has unveiled the Blackphone, a smartphone that places privacy and control directly in the hands of its users. The smartphone was launched at Mobile World Congress being held this week in Barcelona. Blackphone includes a unique combination of operating system and application tools that offer unparalleled security and privacy to... read more

Septentrio, Imec Co-Design Antenna for High-Precision GNSS

February 24, 2014By
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Imec and Septentrio have collaborated to design multi-frequency GNSS antenna that simultaneously receives all GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and Galileo bands. Developed under the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme project Handheld, the compact antenna can be integrated in multi-frequency handheld GNSS devices for high-precision location applications up to 1 centimeter. The announcement came at the Mobile World Conference being held this week... read more

u-blox GNSS Antenna Module Supports All Satellites

February 20, 2014By
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u‑blox has introduced the CAM-M8Q GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou/QZSS antenna module. The module integrates a u-blox M8 satellite receiver IC plus SAW filter, LNA, TCXO, RTC, passives and a pre-tuned GNSS chip antenna in an ultra-small 9.6 x 14.0 x 1.95 mm package. The new module requires only a power source for reliable and accurate satellite positioning anywhere in the world. Combining low... read more

ESA Helps Prepare Satnav Mass Market for Galileo Services

February 18, 2014By
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With the first Galileo services set to begin this year, the European Space Agency (ESA) is working directly with European manufacturers of mass-market satnav chips and receivers to ensure that their products are Galileo-ready. “Our objective is to make sure, ahead of the European Union’s declaration of early Galileo services that mass-market devices are ready and able to make use... read more

u-blox Launches 8th-Generation GNSS Modules

January 28, 2014By

u‑blox has introduced its MAX, NEO and LEA GNSS modules in its next-generation, multi-constellation positioning platform u‑blox M8. The new module series satisfies a wide range of requirements by providing a scalable range of features including antenna management, integrated filters, data logging, crystal or TCXO, and rich set of interfaces, u-blox said. The modules can acquire and track all visible... read more

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Saelig Introduces Low-Cost SMD Antennas

January 17, 2014By
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Saelig Company, Inc., announces the availability of the Proant OnBoard SMD 2400 (2.4GHz band) and SMD GPS (GPS and GLONASS) miniature surface-mount (SMD) antennas for mobile wireless products. The OnBoard series moves embedded antenna integration one step ahead by combining high performance and low cost in this new OnBoard SMD family, the company said. Traditionally, small low-cost antennas for printed... read more

Parsec Antennas Designed for Telit Mini GPS Receiver

January 14, 2014By
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Telit Wireless Solutions and Parsec Technologies today announced that a combination of the companies’ technologies results in a low profile  companion solution for GPS receiver and antenna. For host devices able to accommodate higher volumetric symmetry, assembly of the components can be made to fit a 6 x 16 x 8 millimeter volume. A flat component arrangement can yield an... read more