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Motorola Introduces “Dime-sized”
Miniature A-GPS Module
CHICAGO, Sept. 10/ -- Motorola today launched FS
Oncore(TM), a breakthrough miniature Global Positioning System (GPS)
In what is sure to be the latest hot item in
technology, The FS Oncore module, smaller than a dime at 200 Sq. mm,
is used for adding accurate location sensing to virtually any
portable electronics product. The
GPS receiver, designed specifically for cost-sensitive, high
performance applications is capable of supporting autonomous and
assisted-GPS functionality, with applications ranging from cellular
handsets and accessories to asset tracking and Personal Digital
Based around Motorola's Instant GPS single-chip
solution, the FS Oncore module is expected to be a ground-breaking
solution for a new generation of location and time-aware portable
electronic products. This
product offers more features and convenience for the consumer.
Features include cameras that will time- and
location-stamp photos, PDAs with maps which will offer real time
navigation and E-911 compliant cellular phones that can find
friends, family members, restaurants and nearby shops with goods on
"The FS Oncore module demonstrates Motorola's
clear understanding of the GPS market place," said Tim
McCarthy, director of positioning systems for Motorola Automotive.
"By design, this product is optimized for low cost
production, high performance and simple use."
Recognizing the demand for cost effectiveness, the
FS Oncore module is available in either commercial temperature range
or the more demanding automotive temperature range.
The automotive version, slightly larger, is suitable for
operation from -40 to 85 degrees Celsius.
The smaller commercial version is suitable for operation from
-20 to 75 degrees Celsius.
Consumers can expect to see new products hitting the
market beginning in the first quarter of 2004 that incorporate the