Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Snapdragon compatible with the 'Russian GPS'

The Qualcomm Snapdragon, widely used in smartphones and Windows Android Phone, is compatible with Glonass, the location system used in Russia. Glonass, which started in 1982, is a competitor to America's GPS system and offers the same possibilities: a location on the ground with an accuracy of few meters (5-8 feet with Glonass, 2-9 meters GPS).

The advantage is that GLONASS covers Russia and the accuracy is better than GPS in northern latitudes. The MSM7x30 Qualcomm (one of several models Snapdragon) is the first to offer compatibility and more Glonass GPS compatibility, but other manufacturer's chips should also receive this compatibility in the future.

The SoC (System on a Chip) incorporates an Snapdragon CPU and GPU - like many SoCs - but also a 3G chip and a GPS receiver, which is compatible GLONASS. Hopefully, the receivers will also be compatible with Galileo, the European network of satellites that would provide the same kinds of services ...

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