MediaTek’s BeiDou-Enabled GNSS Receiver in Mass Production

The Chinese GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) BeiDou has opened to public use in December and Taïwanese silicon vendor MediaTek is now supporting the satellite constellation in its chipsets.

According to MediaTek, the MT3332/MT3333 SoC multi-GNSS receivers (GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO/BEIDOU/QZSS) “are currently in mass production stage and already being designed into major satellite navigation systems and mobile communication platforms worldwide.“

The Beidou system has been commercially operational since the end of 2012, and is currently a constellation of 16 satellites providing positioning, navigation and timing services to the Asia-Pacific region. It can identify a user’s location to 10m (33ft), their velocity to within 0.2 meters per second, and clock synchronization signals (one-way) to within 10 nanoseconds.

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