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SiGe rolls out smallest GPS receiver

Andover, Massachusetts and Ottawa, Canada—SiGe Semiconductor Inc. has released the SE4150L GPS radio receiver featuring dual-antenna input capability for next-generation GPS systems.

SiGe Semiconductor designed the SE4150L to address the three primary challenges associated with embedded GPS applications: small size, low power, and low price, all while raising the bar for performance.

Housed in a low profile 4×4 mm package, the SE4150L features a multi-bit output, which improves sensitivity and interference resistance for GPS solutions. The GPS receiver offers a system noise figure of 1.0 dB and input third-order intercept performance (IIP3) of better than 0 dBm.

The SE4150L is based on SiGe Semiconductor's SE4120L and SE4110L, and offers additional features to facilitate the implementation of an internal or external antenna architecture. The SE4150L operates over a supply range of 2.7 to 3.6 V and features a low standby current of <10µA. The device's digital I/Os and supplies have all been designed to operate from 1.6 to 3.6 V to interface with smaller geometry baseband ICs and SoCs.

The SE4150L GPS receiver integrates antenna sensing, switching, and a high-performance low noise amplifier (LNA), simplifying dual-antenna system design.

Pricing: Less than $1.50 in 10k quantities.
Availability: Sampling now to lead customers and will be widely available for sampling beginning in July 2008.

Product brief: Click here.

SiGe Semiconductor, www.sige.com

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