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CMOS IC suits automotive, mobile apps

Posted: 27 Sep 2006     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Sony Electronics  GPS CMOS IC  CXD2985GL 

Building on the industry's first single-chip GPS LSI, Sony Electronics has released its next-generation dedicated 1-chip GPS CMOS IC, which offers improved performance and advanced firmware configurability in a single silicon package.

Designed for a wide range of location-based applications, such as automotive, handheld navigation, fleet and asset management and mobile devices, the CXD2985GL GPS receiver's firmware and application software can be reprogrammed and customised to quickly and easily modify features and functionality.

The new single-chip is based on the strengths of its predecessor, the CXD2951 chip, Sony's advanced digital baseband and RF CMOS down-conversion architecture, enabling high sensitivity, high-accuracy positioning and reliable dynamic performance with superior multi-path mitigation and tracking algorithm.

The CXD2985GL chip adds further improvements in sensitivity (-158dBm), and power consumption (65mW) in a single 10-by-10mm package, and is compatible with Fastrax's iSuite software development kit (SDK) for extensive firmware configurability.

"Our GPS chip, combined with Fastrax's SDK, can help reduce time-to- market of location-aware products, reduce the bill of materials, as well as achieve cost-effective firmware maintenance for consumer applications," said Aki Hasegawa, president of Sony Electronics' Component Solutions Business Division.

The CXD2985GL chips are now shipping. Further product information and specifications are available by contacting Sony.

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