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U-blox Upgrades to Version 6 GPS Chipset Technology

By | September 2, 2009

      [Satellite TODAY 09-02-09] U-blox has upgraded its core CMOS technology single-chip and chipsets to U-blox 6, with reduced power requirements and management features that extend battery life for GPS applications, the Swiss manufacturer announced Sept. 1.
         The new technology aims to exhibit stronger acquisition capability of weak signals and shorten the time to find its first satellite fix. U-blox said its U-blox 6 upgrade is future-proofed for Galileo, the planned European satellite system.
         First samples of the new GPS receiver UBX-G6010 single-chip and UBX-G6000/G0010 chipset will be available by the end 2009 for customer evaluation, U-blox said. GPS receiver module families will be upgraded shortly afterwards.
         Antaris 4 and U-blox 5 family products will continue to supported, the company said.

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