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With a recent report predicting that consumer and precision GNSS receiver IC shipments will reach two billion units by 2016, it is important to remember that quantity must be underscored by quality. The report, by ABI Research, highlights the importance of new vertical markets, such as tablets, cameras and fitness equipment, as well as the growth of LBS (location-based services) and LBA (location-based advertising) applications, all of which will contribute to a quadrupling of the market wit...

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Although satellite-based navigation systems are the preferred means for establishing location in “open” terrain, they do suffer shortcomings in areas where the satellites are obscured from the receiver, particularly by man-made structures such as buildings. In short, the performance of GNSS receivers cannot be guaranteed indoors or in densely populated “urban canyon” environments. Wi-Fi positioning is a technique that has been developed to overcome these limitations and augment GNSS-based po...

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Have you been tasked with the integration of GPS (or GLONASS) chips into a product or system? If so you will be facing a number of challenges. Selecting which chipset or module to use Ensuring that the tiny RF signals are getting through Evaluating the performance Designing for test and manufacturability whilst providing rapid time to market. Your first step should be to consider what characteristics you need in your receiver… they are NOT al...

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