[time-nuts] New GNSS chipsets

Bob kb8tq kb8tq at n1k.org
Sun Apr 1 17:37:07 EDT 2018


I’d bet a warm glass of beer  ( pick up only, no free delivery ) that you will not see them in user level 
modules ( = something you can fire up)  at a rational price ( < $500)  for quite a while ( = years …). 
The target market is integration in self driving / autonomous vehicles. If you are GM or Toyota, 
they will gladly support you. For the rest of us …. go to the back of the line ….. That’s been the pattern
on this stuff like this for quite a while. 


> On Apr 1, 2018, at 1:04 PM, Joseph Gray <jgray at zianet.com> wrote:
> 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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