TAG: wearables

OriginGPS Introduces Modules to Support GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou with MediaTek

October 27, 2015By

OriginGPS has launched a new family of products, the first of which is the ORG1510-MK Multi Micro Hornet, a fully integrated multi-GNSS (GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou) module. The miniature low-power architecture supports an update rate of up to 10 Hz and contains onboard flash. It is designed to provide a GNSS component to devices that require fully featured components with small footprints, such... read more

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Baseband Technologies Granted Patent for Ultra Low-Power GPS Receiver

October 15, 2015By

Baseband Technologies Inc. has been issued a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its low-power satellite positioning innovation. U.S. Patent No. 9,116,234, titled “System, Method and Computer Program for a Low Power and Low Cost GNSS Receiver,” describes the technology and processes to significantly reduce the energy required to operate a GPS receiver. Baseband’s ultra low-power GPS receiver... read more

GPS SmartSole Launches in Germany for Alzheimer’s Monitoring

October 14, 2015By

GTX Corp, an IoT platform in the personal location GPS wearable and wandering-assistive-technology business, has completed a successful SmartSole pilot program transitioning into a commercial launch in Germany. SmartSoles also launched this month in the United Kingdom. GTX Corp has signed a reseller distribution agreement with Way4Net, a solution provider in geo-locating and tracking monitoring services. Way4Net placed its first commercial order,... read more

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Broadcom Offers New GNSS Chip for Internet of Things

September 17, 2015By

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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sensewhere Secures Investment for Indoor Positioning

August 27, 2015By

Tencent Holdings Ltd., a provider of Internet services in China, has completed a strategic investment in sensewhere Ltd., a provider of indoor location solutions based in Scotland. Tencent has also secured a license to use sensewhere indoor positioning software as part of its Tencent Map Location software development kit (SDK) that is available to numerous users across Tencent mobile platforms and... read more

Antenova Launches Sinica Embedded Antenna for GNSS Devices

July 31, 2015By
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Antenova Ltd., manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the Internet of Things, has announced a new embedded GNSS antenna named Sinica, which operates on the 1559-1609 MHz satellite bands. The Sinica antenna uses a novel design approach and new materials to achieve high performance from an ultra low-profile antenna, Antenova said. Sinica is suitable for all positioning applications on... read more

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OriginGPS Unveils Multi-GNSS Module with Antenna for Wearables

June 10, 2015By

OriginGPS has launched the Multi Micro Hornet, a tiny fully integrated multiple constellation antenna module. The innovative architecture packs functionality and high-quality components in a small space to improve wearables’ fashion and function, the company said. “A recent study by the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) showed that multi-constellation is becoming a standard feature in today’s user equipment,” said Gal Jacobi, CEO... read more

Affordable Wearables Strong in First Quarter before Apple Watch Debut

June 5, 2015By

The worldwide wearable device market recorded its eighth consecutive quarter of steady growth in the first quarter of 2015. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, vendors shipped a total of 11.4 million wearables in the first quarter, a 200 percent increase from the 3.8 million wearables shipped in the first quarter of 2014. “Bucking... read more

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