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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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u-blox joins Qualcomm and Broadcom as top three GPS/GNSS IC vendors

December 2, 2015By

ABI Research’s competitive analysis evaluates GNSS IC vendors across innovation and implementation parameters The GNSS market is slowly shifting in new directions, according to ABI Research. While the smartphone market continues to grow, new opportunities are also emerging in automotive, insurance, wearables, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and the Internet of Things (IoT). Overall, the GNSS market is forecast to continue to... read more

Shareholders of Avago approve merger With Broadcom

November 12, 2015By

Avago Technologies Ltd. will move ahead with its merger with Broadcom Corporation, following a shareholder meeting Nov. 10 where shareholders overwhelmingly approved the business transaction. Avago and Broadcom announced their merger agreement on May 28. The companies have received clearance on the proposed merger from the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States and antitrust authorities in the United... read more

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The Business — October 2015

October 1, 2015By

The Business section from the October 2015 GPS World. Download the PDF. Includes: INTERGEO’s Massive Marketplace Antenova GNSS Antenna Integration What Mattered Most at CTIA Super Mobility Week UAV, Survey Markets Key for Maxtena Growth Broadcom’s New Chip for Internet of Things Autonomous Vehicles, Drones Next Big Thing for u-blox PCTEST Expands Antenna Testing Capabilities with Rohde & Schwarz Spirent Robust... read more

Broadcom Offers New GNSS Chip for Internet of Things

September 17, 2015By
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Broadcom Corporation has announced a new GNSS chip for Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable devices that simplifies integration of GNSS into low-cost products. The advanced chip enables devices such as fitness bands to deliver pinpoint location while consuming minimal power and in some cases can eliminate the need for a separate microcontroller (MCU). The Broadcom BCM47748 removes a bulk... read more

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All-Constellation Receiver: GNSS Location Hub for Smartphones with Galileo Support

January 7, 2015By
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This tri-band receiver technology, when combined with baseband search and track engines, allows true simultaneous tracking of all current L1 GNSS signals, including GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS), and satellite-based augmentation systems (SBAS). By Charles Norman and Andreas Warloe, Broadcom Corporation Starting with the first commercial GPS receivers, adding support for incrementally more complex GNSS systems presents significant... read more

The Business — January 2015

January 2, 2015By

The Business section from the January 2015 issue. Download the PDF. Includes: CSR Preparing for Large Indoor Location Market FAA Grants UAS Exemption to Trimble Navigation Leica’s GNSS Unlimited Allows for Upgrades Broadcom Launches Location Hub with Galileo Support for Smartphones SkyTraq GNSS Receiver Module Provides Indoor/Outdoor Positioning Briefs read more

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Broadcom’s GPS-Enabled Device for Satellite Units Helps Fight Piracy

January 2, 2015By

Satellite TV pirates beware: Broadcom Corporation is offering a GPS-enabled satellite outdoor unit (ODU) device that gives satellite TV providers a way to track subscriber equipment, pinpoint service issues in the home, and stop piracy with a geo-lock. The solution will also enable delivery of location-based services. The ODU solution combines Broadcom’s BCM4551 satellite TV device with its BCM4771 GPS receiver. Broadcom’s new... read more

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