AGPS/GPS Module targets mobile devices.

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Measuring 10.9 x 9.1 x 1.4 mm, AGPS/GPS Module features power consumption of 180 mW in search mode, 0.1 mW in deep sleep mode, and receiver sensitivity of under -150 dBm. Unit can operate in autonomous, MS-assisted, and MS-based modes. With operating temperature of -20 to +85°C, module can be incorporated into products such as mobile phones and other portable equipment where it may be used under any network environment.



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Fujitsu Media Devices Announces Compact AGPS/GPS Module for Mobile Devices



- Low Power Consumption of Just 180mW in Search mode

Fujitsu Media Devices (FMD) and Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe (FME) are today introducing a new compact AGPS/GPS module suitable for mobile devices. The small size makes it ideal for incorporating within products such as mobile phones and other portable equipment, where it may be used under any network environment. Demo samples are currently available, with volume production planned for October 2005.

This ultra compact device of just 10.9mm x 9.1mm x 1.4mm, with a low power consumption of 180mW in Search mode, or 0.1mW in Deep Sleep mode (when TCXO is turned off), and high receiver sensitivity of under -150dBm, has been achieved through Fujitsu proprietary techniques in conjunction with e-Ride Inc., a leading provider of GPS/AGPS IP, AGPS servers and GPS reference networks.

In response to the rising demands for the inclusion of AGPS functions within mobile phones, Fujitsu Media Devices develops and offers AGPS modules for precisely this purpose. The company already designs and provides both Wireless LAN and Bluetooth Modules, and is particularly expert in the production of compact, low power modules for mobile devices.

This new GPS/AGPS device has been developed utilising the knowledge gained from FMD's design & miniaturisation techniques for wireless modules. All components necessary for the GPS functions (including TCXO) are built-in.

The new module can operate in Autonomous, MS-Assisted (Mobile Station assisted) and MS Based (Mobile Station based) operating modes. It functions in the temperature range of -20 degrees C to +85 degrees C.

This product will be supported in Europe by Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe. For enquiries, please contact gps@fme.fujitsu.com

About Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe
Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe is a major supplier of semiconductor and display products. The company provides advanced systems solutions to then automotive, digital TV, mobile telephony, networking and industrial markets. Engineers from design centres dedicated to microcontrollers, mixed-signal, wireless, FRAM, multimedia ICs and ASIC products work closely with FME's marketing and sales teams throughout Europe to help satisfy customers' system development requirements.

This solutions approach is supported by a broad range of advanced semiconductor devices, IP and building blocks as well as leading-edge Plasma Display Panels. For more information visit Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe's website at http://emea.fujitsu.com/microelectronics

Contact: Jim Bryant, Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe, Tel: +49-6103-690-0.

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