- u-blox AG, the leading Swiss provider
of GPS receiver technology, will unveil u-blox 5, a GPS and
Galileo-ready chip featuring an acquisition performance of less than
one second, at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona.
3GSM, which runs from 12-15 February, is one of the world's
largest telecommunications trade fairs and is expected to attract
more than 60,000 visitors this year, providing a unique opportunity
for mobile network providers, product manufacturers and distributors
to meet and exchange views.
u-blox will be promoting its u-blox 5 chip at the event. The new
technology 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. Its 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 like shopping malls, train stations and urban canyons.
u-blox will also be showcasing recent innovations like
AssistNow® services, u-blox' end-to-end A-GPS solutions that
enhance receiver performance, enabling instant positioning anywhere,
at anytime. AssistNow services make the long waiting times usually
associated with standard GPS acquisition performance a thing of the
past, even in difficult signal conditions. The recently introduced
AssistNow Offline provides assistance data valid for up to 14 days,
which is stored in the GPS receiver. This enables the receiver to
compute a position instantly without having to connect to a mobile
network at start-up to download the data, as is the case with typical
"The combination of u-blox high performance GPS receivers with our
recently launched AssistNow services ensures our users benefit from
accurate, instant positioning anywhere, at anytime," said Thomas
Seiler, u-blox CEO. "AssistNow services enable a wide range of uses
including E-911 and E-112 applications and location based services.
u-blox 5 products support the OMA SUPL, RRLP and RRC standards and
thus offer global interoperability".
u-blox' booth is located in Hall 2, C116.
(A high-resolution picture can be downloaded from
u-blox is an international company headquartered in Switzerland,
with sales organizations in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Founded in
1997, u-blox develops leading positioning technology, products and
services based on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS),
including GPS and Galileo, for the automotive and mobile
communications markets. For more information, please visit
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Georg zur Bonsen, VP Business Marketing
Marketing Communications Manager