New u-Blox GPS chip: Fast, strong, power-saving and Galileo support!

February 6, 2007 by poeloq | 1 Comment
Filed Under GPS, Technology

u-blox gps chipThe Swiss chip manufacturer u-blox is going to present a chip with very fast Time To First Fix (TTFF), claiming to be under one second! The popular chip needs roughly 35 seconds.

As well as being very fast and only consuming 50mW of power, which will make it suitable for most mobile devices, the new u-blox chip will also have a sensitivity of 160dBm, meaning your device will be able to get a signal indoors and even underground. It also supports mixed signal reception, supporting GPS, WAAS, EGNOS and MSAS. The European GPS alternative, Galileo, will also be supported as soon as a signal is available.

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  1. elijah whites on February 4, 2008 21:57

    how much does the chip cost? is this something that could be put in a laptop?

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