After buying Global Locate California based mobile chipmaker Broadcom is quite fast delivering its first single-chip GPS.
The BCM4750 chip is positioned at the mobile device market, like personal digital assistents (pda’s), cell phones, mp3-players and personal navigation devices (pnd’s)
The BCM4750 is a single-die CMOS GPS receiver used for tracking and navigation, primarily in mobile devices. Its massive parallel hardware correlators provide faster signal searches, accurate real-time navigation, improved tracking sensitivity and very low average power consumption. With tracking sensitivity of -162 dBm, the BCM4750 sets a new benchmark for the industry.
Single-chip solution (AGPS baseband and CMOS RF frontend integrated on a single-die) minimizing board space footprint (<35 sq mm2 PCB area for a complete AGPS solution)
Up to 2-Hz update rate
Advanced low-power RFCMOS technology and low-power tracking at 15 mW for the longest battery life
Broadcom software provides protocol layers for control plane (RRLP and RRC) as well as user plane (SUPL)
I think we will be hearing more of this chip and Broadcom in general (concerning GPS!)broadcom, chips, gps, microprocessor