Broadcom introduced satellite navigation module for wearable electronics




Given the pace at which the consumer sphere embedded wearable electronics , some manufacturers are starting to send their products in this sphere of production. So the company Broadcom announced the release of the chip that implements the functions of the global satellite navigation system designed specifically for handheld devices.

In a press release reported that the new SoC Broadcom BCM4771, will be submitted to the nearest exhibition MWC-2014. This chip will provide more accurate positioning, but also be able to monitor the physical activity of the user. The main advantage of the system will be its low power consumption, which is so necessary in wearable electronics. According to the manufacturer, Broadcom BCM4771 75% more energy efficient than existing similar solutions.

The chip will be manufactured according to 40-nm process technology and, in addition, includes a new hub that will unite all the sensors in a single package. This design will reduce the cost of the final product.

According to the company, the delivery of the first samples of the chip will begin in the first quarter of this year. If manufacturers will introduce new chips into their devices, the new wearable electronics gadgets with Broadcom BCM4771 we will see in the fall of 2014.
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