STMicro introduces System-on-Chip GPS for automotive applications

STMicro introduces System-on-Chip GPS for automotive applications
STMicroelectronics today introduced its Cartesio solution coupling new automotive-grade application processor with embedded GPS for navigation and Telematics on one single chip. “This offering significantly reduces the form factor and bill-of-materials with no compromise in performance”, said ST Micro.

ST's Cartesio (STA2062) integrates a 32-bit ARM CPU core with a 32 channels GPS subsystem and a large set of connectivity peripherals, including CAN and USB. It also provides on-chip high-speed RAM and real-time clock functionality.

The Cartesio System-on-Chip device addresses a large variety of applications in the Automotive segment, including OEM and portable navigation devices, vehicle tracking systems, electronic fee collection, and advanced car radio.

"ST's Cartesio is currently the most integrated solution on the navigation and telematics market, addressing the cost and space constraints with no performance penalty," said Domenico Rossi, General Manager of ST's Car Radio and Multimedia Division. "The new application processor with embedded GPS was built using ST's proprietary GPS technology and designed to meet the most stringent automotive quality standards."

Samples are available now, with volume production scheduled for April 2008. Pricing for the combination of the STA2062 navigation processor and the STA5620 RF companion chip is below $10 in volume.

Thursday, October 18th 2007

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