Michael Chung, Sales & Marketing VP
SkyTraq Technology, Inc.
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SkyTraq Introduces Fastest Consumer GPS/GNSS Receiver
Hsinchu, Taiwan, August 22, 2013 — SkyTraq Technology Inc., a leading fabless GNSS positioning technology company, today introduced fastest consumer grade 50Hz update rate S1216F8 GPS receiver module that supports GPS, QZSS, WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS, and GAGAN satellite signal reception. The S1216F8 receiver is based on SkyTraq’s newest 55nm Venus 8 GPS/GNSS chipset.
The Venus 8 is the first low-cost commercial GPS/GNSS chipset incorporating an IEEE-754 compliant FPU. With RISC/FPU running at 100MHz, the S1216F8 GPS receiver module has industry leading 50Hz update rate, very fast and accurate position/speed response, suitable for UAV, RC plane flight logging, and high-performance race car or speed boat data logging applications. When running at lower 1Hz, 5Hz, or 10Hz update rate, the S1216F8 receiver can be used as a typical GPS receiver module currently available on the market.
The small S1216F8 GPS receiver module measures 12mm x 16mm, consume 26mA @ 3.3V during continuous navigation at 50Hz update rate.
The S1216F8 is among SkyTraq’s S1216 family of form factor compatible, high performance, low cost GNSS modules. The S1216F8-GL GLONASS/GPS module and S1216F8-BD Beidou/GPS module both has industry leading 20Hz update rate.
S1216 family of 50Hz GPS, 20Hz GLONASS/GPS, 20Hz Beidou/GPS receiver modules are in production. Datasheet, engineering sample, evaluation kit and reference design are available now.
Founded in 2005, SkyTraq Technology Inc. develops high-performance chipset/module solutions for the consumer satellite navigation market. Its initial product is GPS centric, now with products covering GPS, GLONASS, Beidou2, Galileo, QZSS, and SBAS. For additional information, please visit www.skytraq.com.tw