Like the well-known ATR0630 and ATR0635 devices, the new P1 versions boast maximum chipset integration, resulting in an excellent cost-performance ratio. Lower system costs are achieved thanks to not only a 45% reduction in footprint, a simplified board layout, minimal external component count, but also by reduced costs in purchasing, stocking, and mounting. The ATR0635P1's high sensitivity of -158 dBm allows weak-signal acquisition and tracking in urban canyons. This excellent tracking sensitivity is especially beneficial when using a dashboard antenna instead of an external one.
Due to their full pin-to-pin and functional compatibility to the industrial-graded standard variants ATR0630 and ATR0635, the new P1 versions enable the re-use of existing designs.
"Combining highest navigation accuracy with automotive quality, these single-chip GPS receivers perfectly meet the needs of our customers and enable them to address the steadily growing automobile navigation market", said Atmel's BU RF & Automotive Marketing Director, Matthias Kaestner. "The ATR0630P1 and ATR0635P1 are exciting GPS OEM solutions for next-generation navigation systems that require high performance, low power, and small size. Reliable operation without tracking interruptions using antennas inside of the car and under other difficult receiving conditions are possible with these automotive-qualified GPS ICs."
Availability and Pricing
Samples of the automotive-grade GPS receiver ICs ATR0630P1 and ATR0635P1 are available now in small-outline 7 x 10-mm 96-pin BGA packages. Pricing starts at US $13.00 for the ATR0630P1, and at US $15.00 for the ATR0635P1 for 10k-piece quantities each. A complete evaluation kit including ultra-small footprint sample designs, which dramatically shorten development cycle times, is also available.
Footnote BGA = Ball Grid Array GPS = Global Positioning Systems OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer PCB = Printed Circuit Board IVNS = In-Vehicle Navigation Systems
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