The media doesn't usually pay much attention to the smaller components that show up in electronics, but Antenova still got the word out about its new and cheap GPS receiver module.
Pretty much every mobile consumer electronic of today has started to integrate GPS functionality as a default feature.
However, few times has the GPS component actually been singled out by name and price, but Antenova managed an exception, this once.
Then again, when you have a special GPS Receiver Module that sells for less than $3 (2.19 Euro), it's only expected that you'd speak out about it.
After all, the GPS RADIONOVA SS3, as it is called, has not just the SiRFstarIII GPS IC, but also all the front end RF components as well, all in a low profile single package module.
“Antenova has been highly successful with its range of CSR SiRF based GPS RADIONOVA receiver modules,” stated Greg McCray, CEO of Antenova.
“Due to cost reductions realized from volume manufacturing, we are able to pass on those savings and offer the SS3 GPS Receiver Module at very competitive pricing. At Antenova, we remain committed to providing customers the broadest range of high performing, lowest cost complete GPS receiver modules for embedded applications.”
The GPS RADIONOVA SS3 measures 18.4 x 9 x 2.3 mm (0.72 x 0.35 x 0.09 inches), utilizes a UART/SPI host processor interface, has a low power consumption and is supported by SiRF’s GPS software suite. It should already be available directly from its maker's website
It will be used by in the creation of embedded applications, like USB dongles (GPS mouse), automatic vehicle locators (AVLs), personal trackers, data loggers, vehicle black boxes, PMPs (portable media players) and, of course, we cannot go without at least mentioning media tablets.
People who want to know about a full-blown GPS product might be interested in the PocketFinder