Fastrax has introduced the IT520, the smallest GPS receiver in the company’s IT500 series of modules.
Imec and the Holst Centre have developed an ultra-low-power 2.4 GHz/915 MHz receiver with good sensitivity. The receiver runs on a record low power consumption of 51 µW when on continuously. It occupies 0.36 mm2 in 90 nm CMOS, and for 10 Kbps on-off keying reception it achieves -69 dBm and -80 dBm sensitivity at 2.4 GHz and 915 MHz.
NovAtel has released its OEMStar product range consisting of an L1 receiver that tracks both GPS and GLONASS signals simultaneously.
La Trobe University has signed a contract with Sydney-based semiconductor firm Sapphicon to help build one of the world's smallest and most advanced radio receiver microchips.
The Skytraq Venus634LPx GPS receiver features tracking sensitivity of -161 dBm and full-power tracking current of 23 mA contained in an LGA44 package.
Fujitsu Microelectronics has announced a two-chipset for high sensitivity GPS/AGPS receivers capable of indoors acquisition.