World News: SiGe launches industry’s smallest GNSS receivers

World News: SiGe launches industry’s smallest GNSS receivers

SiGe Semiconductor has announced the world’s smallest GNSS receiver ICs for mobile handsets, cell-phones, PNDs and PDAs.

The new SE4110S GPS receiver and the SE4120S GPS/Galileo receiver are each based on SiGe’s patent-pending software-based receiver architecture.

These devices take advantage of chip-scale package technology to enable complete receiver solutions that are 70% smaller than the existing 24-lead QFN-packaged versions of these devices, and 70% smaller than competitive receivers on the market.

“Integrating navigation capability into mobile handsets has never been easier,” said SiGe Semiconductor vice president of marketing, John Brewer. “With the SE4110S and the SE4120S, our customers can easily meet shrinking form factor requirements of consumer electronics while packing in all of the performance, feature integration and battery efficiency desired by end users.”

The SE4110S and SE4120S are both optimized for the lowest possible power consumption, each operating at less than 10 mA from a 2.7-3.3 V supply.

The SE4110S and SE4120S are sampling now, with volume production scheduled for Q3 2007.

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