Irvine, CA u-Nav Microelectronics announced commercial availability of the DigitalGPS uN1510 RF Macro component. The uN1510 is a complete RF subsystem for down-converting L1 GPS signals to a low-IF (intermediate frequency) in-phase/quadrature (I/Q) output.
The company's DigitalGPS concept is designed to significantly reduce the RF development requirements in GPS applications by offering the GPS RF functionality in an easy to use surface mount component.
The uN1510 provides an AC-coupled RF input that can be directly connected to either a passive or active external antenna. An external frequency reference source (typically a TCXO) is used to generate the LO. The uN1510 provides a 2-bit I/Q output that interfaces to the company's family of GPS processor ICs including the uN8130 and the uN2110.
Housed in a 5mm x 7mm x 1.8mm surface mount LGA package, the uN1510 can be combined with the uN2110 GPS baseband IC to implement a complete GPS receiver in an area of less than 144 sq mm using four components (uN1510, uN2110, TCXO, optional RTC crystal.)
Samples of the uN1510 are available now. Pricing is $5.48 each for 10,000 qty.
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