Israel, November 12, 2014: OriginGPS has launched Nano Spider GPS receiver. The company claims that the new Nano Spider breaks the size barrier to provide real-time positioning data for ultra-compact applications with a 47% footprint; measuring 4x4x2.1 mm
OriginGPS claims that the module is designed to support ultra-compact applications where size is at a premium, such as smart watches, wearable devices, trackers and digital cameras. Its proprietary structure is a multi-level circuit for surface mounting, built to reduce footprint size.
“The wearable technology trend requires components that balance a small size with high-performance and best-in-class power consumption,” said Gal Jacobi, CEO of OriginGPS. “OriginGPS aims to continue to shrink the size of components, while increasing features to make adding location functionality possible for every device.”
OriginGPS’ Nano Spider continuously tracks all GPS satellites in view and provides real-time positioning data in the standard industry format defined by the US National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA). The module includes a low noise amplifier (LNA), surface acoustic wave (SAW) filter, temperature controlled crystal oscillator (TCXO) and real-time clock (RTC) crystal, a power management unit, and radio frequency (RF) shielding.
It offers accuracy of approximately one meter, and achieves a rapid time to first fix of less than one second and tracking sensitivity of -163 dBm. The company claims that the module can achieve a state of near continuous availability by detecting changes in context, temperature and satellite signals by maintaining and updating its internal fine time, frequency, and satellite data, while consuming microwatts of battery power.
It also includes OriginGPS’ Noise Free Zone (NFZ) system to increase noise immunity even under marginal signal conditions, such as urban canyons, under dense foliage or a rapidly changing receiver position.