Xposys is optimized especially for cellular phones with navigation features
Seiko Epson, a provider of imaging products, printers and 3LCD projectors, and Infineon Technologies, a provider of semiconductor and system solutions, have developed the next-generation of advanced global positioning system technology, Xposys.
According to Seiko Epson, Xposys is a new global positioning system (GPS) single chip design, which is optimized for mobile devices for the consumer market; especially cellular phones with navigation features.
Seiko Epson has said that the Xposys manufactured in a 65 nanometer process will provide increased performance and new levels of user experience. Sensitivity has been increased from 160dBm to 165dBm, allowing for pinpoint positional accuracy even when indoors or in urban canyons. Furthermore, power consumption has been reduced by 50%, increasing the battery life of products in which it is included. The footprint has been reduced to fit into a printed circuit board (PCB) area of only 26mm2. This is expected to be 25% less than the smallest GPS chip system and provides, together with only nine external passive components, design flexibility and substantially lower system cost for device manufacturers.
Yutaka Kitazawa, head of GPS business development division at Epson, said: We’re very excited about this co-operation, which matches our GPS baseband IP with Infineon’s number one radio frequency design. We’re convinced that this partnership between two great companies with excellent technologies enables us to offer best-in-class solutions for the worldwide GPS market.
Weng Tan, vice president and division president for the wireless division at Infineon, said: We are honored to have such a strong partner with us. This is a perfect symbiosis, with Epson offering one of the best GPS baseband solutions worldwide, long term experience and the leading position in the Japanese domestic market.