TI introduces GPS, Bluetooth and FM in single chip solution



TI introduces GPS, Bluetooth and FM in single chip solution
At the CTIA trade show in Las Vegas, Texas Instruments has announced its NaviLink 6.0 solution, the industry's first single chip that combines assisted global positioning satellite (A-GPS), Bluetooth 2.1 and ultra low power technologies, as well as FM receive/transmit capabilities.

According to Texas Instruments, “the NaviLink 6.0 solution includes enhanced patent pending algorithms to dramatically reduce the TTFF by up to 80 percent over previous TI solutions.” This is a good news since previous solutions were incredibly slow to get a first fix. The Nokia N95, equipped with the previous version of this chipset, is probably the most notable example of this lagging time to first Fix that can be counted in minutes rather than in seconds, even with a connection for Assisted GPS.

Handsets with NaviLink 6.0 are expected to be on the market by the second half of 2009 said Texas Instruments.

Monday, April 7th 2008


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