CSR To Mix GPS Into Bluetooth
Jan 15, 2007, 2:38 PM by (staff)
Bluetooth chipmaker CSR will soon introduce a single chip Bluetooth + GPS solution. CSR bought two navigation technology companies - NordNav and Cambridge Positioning Systems - and will integrate their technology into its chips by combining their GPS software and CSR's Bluetooth software. CSR claims that by combining the two, not only will manufacturers save space and power, but also money. CSR believes the new chips will only cost about $1 more than current Bluetooth chips. The company claims its combined GPS solution will work better indoors and in urban canyons. Nokia, Samsung and Panasonic all use CSR's Bluetooth chips, and Nokia has already begun integrating GPS into its smartphones.
Qualcomm to Acquire CSR
Qualcomm today announced that it has agreed to acquire CSR for about $2.5 billion in cash. CSR, based in the U.K., develops technologies and products for what's referred to as the Internet of Things, as well as for the automotive and infotainment sectors.
Qualcomm Whispers About Active Noise Cancellation Chip
Qualcomm today said its latest Bluetooth audio system-on-a-chip is able to provide active noise cancellation for wireless headphones. The CSR8765 makes it possible for Bluetooth headphone designers to drop separate, dedicated active noise cancellation chips from their headsets and instead add the feature via the Bluetooth radio itself.
Qualcomm Improves Its High-Tier Range with Snapdragon 660 and 630
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630 mobile platforms, two new systems-on-a-chip that the company says will dramatically improve speed, battery life, and photography for sub-flagship smartphones. The Snapdragon 660 succeeds the 653, while the 630 succeeds the 626.
Bluetooth 5 Released By Bluetooth SIG
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has released the core Bluetooth 5 specification. Bluetooth 5 was first announced earlier this year and is now available in final form to technology companies.
Bluetooth SIG Provides More Details About Bluetooth 5
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group today announced Bluetooth 5, the next version of Bluetooth scheduled to launch late this year or early next year. The Bluetooth SIG says Bluetooth 5 quadruples the available range, doubles the speed, and improves data broadcasting capacity by 800%.
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