This is an excellent news coming to the Smartphone Market business, in 2018, we are looking at a more inspired technology. That is the accurate and efficient GPS chips!
Although, we have all been more excited when it comes to the latest trending designs from Smartphone producers, starting from the FaceID, Bezel-less designs, Dual Camera with sharp shots and many other.
There is an upcoming GPS chip from Broadcom will soon allow future smartphones to provide more accurate mapping features and less battery drain when using services like Google Maps, Waze, etc.
The IEEE Spectrum announced last week, that this new chip is finally ready for mass-production for consumer-facing products and that we should be able to see this latest advancement in GPS technology make its way to smartphones set to be released in 2018.
What are the difference?
The current GPS chips in smartphones provide a location accuracy within 5-meters (or 500-centimeters) of your actual location, but with Broadcom’s latest and greatest (the BCM47755), that will be dwindled down to just 30-centimeters.
Along with the improved accuracy, the new GPS chip should also perform better in cities and other urban locations where there are a lot of tall buildings and other concrete structures.
For the power-efficiency, the BCM47755 will use 50% less power than what GPS chips in current smartphones require. This has been achieved thanks to moving the chipset to a 28-nanometer design, using a brand-new radio architecture, and by taking advantage of a dual-core sensor hub that was designed specifically for the BCM47755.
In addition to the advancements made with the chip itself, this will also be the first GPS system in smartphones that can connect to L5 satellites that are capable of kicking out a more accurate signal that’s less prone to distortion than the older L1 satellites.
Source: Android Central