Broadcom’s New GPS Receiver Solution for Mobile Devices

Broadcom announced its next generation single-chip global positioning system (GPS) solution for mobile devices. This latest GPS receiver sets new standards in performance and low power consumption with state-of-the-art sensitivity and navigation performance, and provides the smallest printed circuit board (PCB) footprint when compared to competitive solutions. The new Broadcom? BCM4751? GPS receiver solution and associated software are now shipping in production handsets and will be demonstrated at next week’s 2010 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

The key features of the new Broadcom BCM4751? GPS receiver include:

  • 65 nanometer CMOS design featuring a highly integrated radio frequency (RF) and baseband processor with extremely low power consumption.
  • The smallest complete PCB footprint: 30 mm2 including band-pass filter, TCXO and passives.
  • High sensitivity operation.
  • Increased satellite availability: supports GPS, SBAS and QZSS satellites at L1 frequency band.
  • Integrated power management allowing direct connection to the battery.
  • Available in both wafer level ball grid array (WLBGA) and fine pitch ball grid array (FPBGA) packages.