Tech & Innovation

W-Locate: When Cell-iD Location is Embedded in SIM Cards - 03/17/2015

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona W-Locate, a company based out of Singapore announced a partnership with SIM card vendor Morpho (Safran) to embed geo-location technology in their SIM cards. Offered as an applet on Java-enabled SIM cards,...

Inertial Positioning to Reduce Power Consumption in GPS Watches - 03/05/2015

Invensense, a manufacturer of semiconductors that specializes in motion sensing has announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona a solution to solve the problem of poor battery life on sport and fitness watches. Manufacturers of sport - or...

30 cm Sat. Imagery Now Available from DigitalGlobe - 02/25/2015

High-resolution earth imagery vendor DigitalGlobe has today announced the full availability of 30 cm satellite imagery products. WorldView-3, the latest satellite from DigitalGlobe is the first and only commercial imaging satellite capable of...

DecaWave Launches Partner Program for its UWB Location Tech - 01/26/2015

DecaWave, a fabless semiconductor company specializing in ultra wideband technology for precise location, has announced the formation of its Partnership Program to stimulate an ecosystem around its technology. Five companies: Agilion, (Germany),...

Broadcom Introduces Smartwatch Reference Design with GPS - 02/25/2015

Semiconductor vendor Broadcom has announced today a modular smart watch reference design for Android Wear devices. The hardware platform includes: - Broadcom wearable system-on-a-chip (SoC) including 4xA7 application processor and 2G/3G modem...

Podcast with PathSense: Precise Location without GPS - 12/09/2014

Location technology on smartphone is either precise (with GPS) or energy efficient (without it), but to date it cannot be both at the same time. This is what a South California startup called PathSense wants to change in promising the accuracy of...

Q&A with CSR About Indoor Location Android SDK - 12/04/2014

British semiconductor vendor CSR announced two weeks ago (read here) the upcoming availability of an indoor location technology SDK for the Android platform. GPS Business News spoke to CSR’s Product Line Director Dave Huntingford to learn more. GPS...

u-blox Intros New GNSS Module with Embedded Dead Reckoning - 11/11/2014

This week at the electronica trade show in Munich, wireless and positioning semiconductor vendor u-blox has introduced NEO-M8L, a new positioning module that embeds a 3D gyroscope and a 3D accelerometer. Using the vehicle's speed information and...

OriginGPS Launches 4x4x2.1mm GPS Module - 11/11/2014

OriginGPS yesterday announced the launch of the Nano Spider, which is possibly the world’s smallest fully integrated GPS module. “The wearable technology trend requires components that balance a small size with high-performance and best-in-class...

u-blox Claims Smallest Standalone GNSS Module - 11/06/2014

Swiss-based wireless and GPS modules vendor u-blox, introduces the EVA-M8M standalone GNSS module, which the company claims to be the smallest available in this category industry-wide. Designed for cost and space sensitive applications, the 7 x 7 x...

Broadcom Releases Combo Chip Optimized for Background Location - 09/10/2014

Precise, permanent background location is the Graal of smartphone makers and their chipset suppliers, but thus far they had to make a choice between precision and power consumption. As an example Apple is only offering cell-ID precision to...

iPhone 6 Gets Barometer, Good News for Indoor Location - 09/09/2014

Apple today unveiled the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus its new models of smartphone. They both include the M8 motion coprocessor that gets a barometer - which senses air pressure to provide relative elevation - on top of the accelerometer, gyroscope,...
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