Mobile Devices

CSR Launches SiRFstarV 5e GNSS Location Solution

June 10, 2013By
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CSR plc has debuted the SiRFstarV 5e, a GNSS engine optimized to enable highly accurate location positioning for devices including mobile phones, cameras, and health and fitness products. By supporting fully concurrent GLONASS, GPS, QZSS, and SBAS from ROM, the highest accuracy and fastest time-to-first-fix (TTFF) are ensured. Wireless solutions specialist Telit Communications plc will be using the solution for... read more

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ST-Ericsson Sells GPS Business to Intel

May 29, 2013By

ST-Ericsson, a joint venture of STMicroelectronics and Ericsson, has sold its mobile connectivity GNSS business to Intel. ST-Ericsson, which focuses on mobile and wireless chips, announced the sale on Tuesday without naming the buyer. An Intel spokesman later said the U.S. chipmaker bought the assets. According to ST-Ericsson, the sale “represents another step in the execution of Ericsson’s and ST’s... read more

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TomTom Redesigns GPS Sport Watch

May 7, 2013By
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This summer, TomTom will make available a new range of GPS watches to deliver at-a-glance performance information for runners, cyclists and swimmers. The ultra-slim TomTom Runner and TomTom Multi-Sport GPS sport watches feature an extra-large display, full-screen graphical training tools, and one-button control to make it easier for users to access the information needed to stay motivated and achieve their... read more

California’s Ban on Texting while Driving Extends to Navigation

April 9, 2013By

Steve Spriggs was cited for holding his smartphone in his hand using it for navigation while driving. California code 23123 reads, “A person shall not drive a motor vehicle while using a wireless telephone unless that telephone is specifically designed and configured to allow hands-free listening and talking, and is used in that manner while driving.” Spriggs  fought the ticket,... read more

New Furuno Multi-GNSS Receiver Chips Available this Summer

March 28, 2013By

Furuno Electric Co., Ltd., has announced that new multi-GNSS receiver chips eRideOPUS 6 and eRideOPUS 7 will be available in August. The new receiver chips are multi-GNSS compliant single-chip LSIs, capable of concurrently receiving signals from multiple satellites in GNSS systems and satellite-based augmentation systems, as well as Japan’s Quasi-Zenith Satellite System. Both chips receive signals from GPS and Galileo;... read more

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Apple’s $100M Settlement over Kids’ In-App Purchases Sparks Controversy

March 11, 2013By

Developers and consumers are divided over where responsibility lies around in-app purchases for mobile games by children. Apple’s settlement of a class-action lawsuit over the use of in-app purchases (IAPs) by children for $100 million sparked considerable disagreement across social media. According to the terms put forth by Apple, anyone whose children purchased currency, medals, weapons or other virtual goods... read more

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Navigation Test Supplier IFEN Establishes U.S. Company

March 11, 2013By

IFEN GmbH, based outside of Munich, Germany, has established IFEN Inc. in the United States. The new U.S. company will address the needs of the American market for GNSS test equipment, IFEN said. “IFEN Inc., located in Corona, California, will greatly facilitate order placement, delivery and support for U.S. customers,” said Günter Heinrichs, head of Customer Applications and Business Development, of... read more

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Futuristic Heads-up Glasses with GPS Go to App Developers

March 7, 2013By
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Vuzix Corporation today announced that it has begun shipping M100 Smart Glasses to the first of its Gold developer partners — enabling them to start creating and testing their apps on the real hardware. The M100 Smart Glasses are a smart hands-free display and communications device for mobile data access, once paired to a smartphone and connected to the Internet.... read more