Barcelona: According to a recent news, FICOSA demonstrated a telematics unit integrating a multi-service antenna module for positioning and satellite navigation.
As per the source, the proposed multi-channel GPS/Galileo/GLONASS/BeiDou/QZSS receiver allows tracking across all the navigation and positioning satellite standards worldwide, so that automakers can manage different variants of in-vehicle telematics units (iVTUs) depending on the geographical market. iVTUs are needed for emergency call function, fleet management, and other functions. It incorporates an OriginGPS antenna.
The new module is said to be a complete system-in-package featuring miniature surface mount device technology footprint designed to commit unique integration features for high volume, low power and cost-sensitive applications.
As in news, in addition to this, the reduced size of the receiver module makes the most of a stacked-up in board integration through miniaturized integrated circuits and surface mount devices which allows an aggressive reduction of the iVTU packaging. It is advantageous for the OEM for car assembly, iVTU localization inside the vehicle, and weight reduction.
Haim Goldberger, CEO, OriginGPS, said: “We view the telematics market as a growing market and it is our privilege to cooperate and partner with Ficosa and its excellent engineering team.
Jose María Forcadell, Advanced Communications Business Unit Director, FICOSA, said: “In FICOSA, innovation and technology are two main tools for our future and working with OriginGPS is a great issue.”
Source: FICOSA International