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Broadcom announced it will soon release a chip that can take advantage of the new generation of global navigation satellite signals (L5 GPS signal). The chip will provide the next generation of smartphones 30-centimetre accuracy instead of the current 5 metres. What’s more, the BCM47755 consumes half the power of standard GPS chips. This is the first mass-market chip to use L5 signals. Besides GPS (L1+L5), it also supports GLONASS, BeiDou, QZSS and Galileo systems.

IEEE Spectrum, “Super-Accurate GPS Chips Coming to Smartphones in 2018.”

 

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by Laurent Gloaguen.
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