CSR Launches SDK for Precise Indoor Location Apps

November 20, 2014By

CSR plc today announced the launch of its SiRFusion Software Development Kit (SDK) for Android application developers. The solution enables indoor positioning for Android developers looking to create next-generation apps. Developers can now leverage the SiRFusion library to rapidly integrate new location-based capabilities and services such as indoor location tagging and analytics for social networking applications, indoor navigation, lone worker efficiency and safety... read more

CSR Launches SiRFstarV 5e GNSS Location Solution

June 10, 2013By

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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Samsung Buys CSR’s Mobile Chip Technology

July 17, 2012By

Samsung Electronics Co. has acquired the mobile-technology business of U.K.-based Cambridge Silicon Radio PLC for $310 million. The agreement includes patents to the firm's Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS location innovations. Samsung said the move would allow its semiconductor unit to strengthen its line-up of mobile-device processors. read more

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Social Loco Conference Highlights LBS Brand Marketing

July 14, 2012By

The Social Loco conference in San Francisco highlighted brands leveraging social location. However, it seems as if the conference focused more on the social than the location element. As one attendee said, “Location as a topic is almost like electricity as a topic, it’s just there.” In other industry news, veteran location executive Kanwar Chadha is moving on… read more

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Expert Advice: Moore’s Law and GNSS

July 1, 2010By

I started my relationship with GNSS and Moore’s Law in 1985, writing software for GPS tracking loops on the Advanced Range Instrumentation Aircraft program at the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University for the U.S. Air Force. The project’s purpose was to navigate a large jet to accurately fly a pattern to drop buoys into the ocean. That receiver had seven circuit boards (six trackers and one navigator) mounted on a VME backplane in a 19-inch rack mount in the back of a C-130, and was about the size and weight of suitcase. read more

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CSR Completes SiRF Acquisition

July 24, 2009By

England's CSR plc and U.S.-based SiRF Technology Holdings Inc. have completed their merger, ending years of speculation over what may become of SiRF, a pioneering maker of GPS receivers that had become financially troubled during the current economic downturn. read more

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CSR and SiRF Complete Merger

July 20, 2009By

CSR plc of Cambridge, UK, and SiRF Technology Holdings Inc., of San Jose, Califonia, on June 26 completed the merger between SiRF and a wholly owned subsidiary of CSR. The merger resulted in "creating a provider of connectivity and location platforms and a company with the scale, technology, and strategy to enable its customers to address the exciting and emerging opportunities in mobile markets," according to a company statement. read more

The Business: SiRF, CSR to Merge; Kanwar Chadha’s Perspective

March 1, 2009By

SiRF Technology Holdings, Inc., of San Jose, California, and CSR plc, formerly Cambridge Silicon Radio, headquartered in Cambridge, United Kingdom, will merge in a stock-for-stock transaction to create a new company, which will automatically assume a competitive, leading position in global connectivity and location markets. Plus: Ericsson and STMicro Complete Mobile Merger; Honeywell T-Hawk Micro Vehicle Heads for U.K.; Epson, Infineon Develop Tiny Single-Chip Receiver; more read more

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