Broadcom, a manufacturer of communication chips for mobile devices, has announced the availability of a new dual-frequency GPS that will offer accuracy to the centimeter, compared to about five meters currently. Location-based services on smartphones will be the main beneficiaries.
The, and other connected devices using a will soon make a leap result in of accuracy. , a leading provider of communications chips for mobile devices, today announced the availability of a Global Navigation Satellite System ( receiver, which is accurate to the centimeter scale, it is currently about five meters. Only some military and industrial equipment so far had GPS of such acuity.
Theis the first of its kind to be able to simultaneously receive the following L1 and L5 signals: GPS L1 C / A, Glonass L1, BeiDou (BDS) B1, QZSS L1, (GAL) E1, GPS L5, Galileo E5a, QZSS L5. It crosses these data with those emitted by the other present in the smartphone: , , .
The Broadcom chip consumes half the energy
Broadcom believes that this technology will improve navigation andin both dense urban areas and more open environments. The manufacturer promises in particular an improvement of the estimates of the time of arrival and better localization of the drivers and the customers for the transport services of type or BlaBlaCar.
One of the current defects of thechips of our is that they are very intensive . This is why it is recommended that you disconnect the GPS and other wireless connections ( , ) when not in use, in order to extend the battery life. Broadcom ensures that its new GNSS chip consumes 50% less energy compared to the previous generation. It should equip smartphones, tablets and other that will be released next year.