Published On: Sat, Sep 13th, 2014

Broadcom brings first low-power Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) chip


Broadcom has announced the industry’s first low-power Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and sensor hub combo chip to provide new always-on location applications for a full range of mobile devices. This new technology from Broadcom will minimize the battery drain and also adds a layer of intelligence to location technology on mobile devices by incorporating the GNSS chip and sensor hub into a single combo chip.

Speaking about this, Mohamed Awad, Broadcom Director, Wireless Connectivity, said, “Broadcom today extends its leadership by announcing the industry’s first combo chip that brings GNSS and sensor hub technology together to revolutionize mobile apps in areas such as health, fitness and lifelogging. We are proud to make all mobile platforms even smarter by enabling them to dynamically predict and react to consumers’ needs”.

Along with this, Broadcom brings more intelligence to context awareness by integrating GNSS and providing a direct connection to the Wi-Fi combo chip. This enables mobile devices to know where a user is and what the user is doing to further personalize the experience.

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Broadcom brings first low-power Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) chip