OriginGPS yesterday announced the launch of the Nano Spider, which is possibly the world’s smallest fully integrated GPS module.
“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 NMEA format.
The Nano Spider offers a complete System in Package (SiP) that 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.
The Nano Spider module offers accuracy of approximately one meter, achieves a time to first fix (TTFF) of less than one second and tracking sensitivity of -163dBm.
This module is smaller than what u-blox has unveiled with its EVA-M8M (7 x 7 x 1.1 mm) – read more here. However the u-bloc product is not limited to GPS and supports GLONASS, BeiDou, and QZSS.