GPS/GLONASS receiver is sensitive for low power devices

Suitable for power-sensitive applications, such as wearable devices, the u-blox 8 GPS/GLONASS receiver addresses power sensitive usage.
Compared with the earlier u-blox 7, it has increased tracking sensitivity, increased by 4dBm to -166 dBm. The enhanced odometer functionality, a new geofencing feature, and optimised pre-set power save modes can halve the power requirements for sport products, says the company.
AssistNow boosts GNSS acquisition performance, available online, offline or as an autonomous service. Positioning makes it suitable for all battery powered devices, especially wearables and sports tracking.
u blox 8 is pin-compatible with u blox 7. It will be available as a chip and as modules in several form factors. Customer samples will be available by Q2 2016.

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