Amtel’s ANTARIS 4, a small form factor GPS chip introduced

Amtel’s ANTARIS 4, a small form factor GPS chip introduced

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Amtel has announced, ANTARIS 4 a small form factor GPS chip. The single-chip ATR0630 measures just 7 x 10 mm and integrates a complete ANTARIS 4 GPS receiver, including ROM-based software in a 96-pin BGA package. The small size plus the extremely low power consumption (62 mW) make the ROM-based ATR0630 a fit for handheld and mobile applications such as mobile phones, PDAs, smartphones, aftermarket navigational products and recreational consumer products. Other products such as GPS ”plug-in” accessories for PCs, small GPS mice, Bluetooth GPS devices and other accessories equipped with GPS functionality will also enjoy the single chip’s advantages in terms of small size, reduced power need and built-in features such as the ANTARIS 4 USB port.