[time-nuts] New GNSS chipsets

Joseph Gray jgray at zianet.com
Sun Apr 1 13:04:00 EDT 2018


Magnus,

When I can buy one of these new, multi-frequency receivers, I'll remember
to thank you :-) I wonder if any of the three will be available this year.
The Broadcom chipset in phones will be nice, but I'd also like a standalone
module from anyone. More fun stuff to play with.

Joe Gray
W5JG


On Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 3:15 AM, Magnus Danielson <magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
> wrote:

> Hi Joe,
>
> On 03/31/2018 01:16 PM, Joseph Gray wrote:
> > I've been reading announcements by Broadcom, uBlox and ST Micro for new
> > chipsets that will use L1, L2, L5 to provide significantly more precise
> > positioning for every day applications like cell phone, autonomous
> > vehicles, UAV, etc. Broadcom is claiming 30 cm, uBlox just says
> "centimeter
> > level". The next few years ought to be very interesting, as these
> chipsets
> > become available in consumer products.
>
> I have advocated for receivers able to handle multiple frequencies and
> multiple GNSS for some time, sneaking it into documents, so there should
> be some preparations for this now.
>
> The benefit is naturally redundancy, but also higher precision.
>
> Natural I would enjoy cheap multi-frequency receivers myself, but I
> would never admit that this would be a reason for advocating it. ;-)
>
> Cheers,
> Magnus
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