Imagination introduces the industry's most comprehensive Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) silicon intellectual property (IP) core

Date: Nov 5, 2018From:

Martin Woodhead, executive vice president of Imagination's Ensigma Communications business, said: "Our customers are increasingly integrating connectivity technologies such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 802.15.4 with GNSS technology on a single chip. Ensigma GNSS IP offers An energy-efficient solution that customers can integrate into their own chips to reduce overall solution costs. At the same time, because the Ensigma portfolio includes support for 30 other connectivity standards, we will also simplify our customers. IP procurement process. With Ensigma GNSS IP, customers can ultimately save on power, cost and resources."
Imagination Technologies today announced the industry's most comprehensive Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) silicon intellectual property (IP) product. Ensigma Location GNSS IP core supports GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou systems. And a number of satellite-based augmentation systems (SBAS) including WAAS and EGNOS. Designed for ultra-low power consumption, the IP is optimized for battery-powered remote IoT sensors and edge devices, wearables, health monitors, consumer mobile products, insurance tracking boxes and road toll devices Wait for automotive after-loading products, as well as asset tracking equipment. 
The Ensigma GNSS IP is built on a proven Ensigma connectivity engine that integrates an ultra-low-power CPU core. Based on the efficiency of the platform, Imagination is designed with many innovative GNSS technologies to ensure low power consumption. The GNSS IP includes dedicated hardware modules that enable lower power consumption than pure software solutions. In addition, the GNSS IP not only supports continuous positioning technology, but also provides energy-efficient “capture and processing” support for devices that only require periodic location updates. This feature further extends battery life by first obtaining data (such as getting fitness information from a wearable device) and storing it for subsequent processing. 
“SaberTek's ultra-low-power radio frequency (RF) IP for GNSS integrates seamlessly with Imagination's Ensigma GNSS IP. Together, these IP portfolios provide a complete GNSS solution with the lowest power consumption on the market. The best performance is achieved,” said SaberTek President and CEO FarbodBehbahani. “SaberTek offers a variety of low-power, low-cost RF transceiver IPs for wireless IoT that are ideal for low-power Ensigma wireless IP cores. SaberTek's low-power, low-cost RF transceiver IPs for the Wireless IoT match the low-power Ensigma wireless IP core. As the market's demand for GNSS continues to increase, our technology portfolio will enable application companies to Build ultra-low power positioning capabilities in its products in a cost-effective manner."