Switzerland's u-blox plans to unveil a chip during the 3GSM World Congress later this month that takes advantage of both GPS and European Galileo satellite systems to offer location tracking in less than one second. The firm says the chip boasts an acquisition and tracking sensitivity of -160 dBm that enables indoor coverage, a 50-channel engine and a power consumption of less than 50 mW. This energy efficiency and tracking sensitivity make it ideal for GPS-enabled mobile phones and other battery-operated portable devices that operate in difficult indoor environments such as shopping malls, train stations and urban canyons. Current technology can't pinpoint exact locations indoors, where a lot of emergencies happen.
For more about u-blox's chip:
- check out this company release