30 Dec '13, 3pm

Thumb-sized 32-bit GPS/GNSS dev board seeks crowdfunding

Fabless GNSS positioning technology company SkyTraq Technology is undertaking a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to explore if there is sufficient interest in applying GPS/GNSS processor technology beyond the standard GPS/GNSS chipset/module solutions. The company plans to offer NavSpark, a thumb-sized, 32-bit microcontroller development board with GPS/GNSS receiver as onboard peripheral, at a price approaching that of 8-bit microcontroller development boards. Effectively, the GPS/GNSS receiver would be provided to users free of charge. The company is seeking $27,000 in funding by February 6, 2014. The board integrates SkyTraq’s 7x7mm QFN56 Venus822 quad-mode GPS/GNSS processor, designed to simultaneously process 34 GPS / GLONASS / Beidou / Galileo / QZSS / SBAS signals in parallel. Without using GPS/GNSS function, all the 100MIPS RISC/FPU processing power and 1MByte Fla...

Full article: http://www.edn.com/electronics-products/other/4426386/Thu...

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