Jupiter 30 and 32 GPS Modules Reduced Power Consumption by 35%

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. – Navman, a leading designer and manufacturer of world-class global positioning system (GPS) technology, announced today several powerful enhancements to its best-of-class Jupiter 30 and Jupiter 32 GPS modules. With the most sophisticated weak signal processing and acquisition available, a 25% reduction in overall power consumption and initial acquisition power consumption reductions of approximately 35%, the new revisions of the Navman Jupiter 30 and 32 GPS modules now deliver maximum battery-powered operation along with renowned industry-leading performance in reduced signal areas.

By incorporating these enhancements into the existing Jupiter 30 and 32 modules, Navman provides an easy upgrade for existing platforms. A maximum peak power draw of 57mA and dynamic power consumption allow the Jupiter 30 and 32 to deliver powerful performance enhancements in weak signal environments, significantly increasing acquisition and tracking when signal strength is poor. The elegant software design of the Jupiter 30 and 32 employs a dynamic time model that optimizes performance and power requirements when in GPS signal acquisition mode and enhances shared battery power supply life in mobile applications. Steady state tracking power requirements in strong signals are 25% lower than the previous versions of the Jupiter line. Based on the new SiRFStarIII GSC3 LP chipset, additional improvements include improved noise immunity; RTC, PLL and RF amplifier noise immunity; updated default almanac; improved SBAS acquisition and increased immunity to CW jammers on SBAS acquisition and overall improved signal acquisition and tracking.

“We are constantly finding and implementing ways to improve the Navman Jupiter series of GPS modules,” said George Arnott, vice president of Navman’s OEM Division. “With a 35% power draw reduction, the Jupiter 30 and 32 adds the lowest power requirements to their best-of-class performance designation.”

The Navman Jupiter 30 and 32 provide OEM manufacturers two powerful options for industry leading acquisition times and low signal strength operation in an easy-to-integrate package. Both feature user-selectable, optimizable navigation modes including General Use, Automotive, Pedestrian and optimized Low Power modes designed to suit any application. The devices deliver indoor position fix and tracking capability of better than minus 159 dBM, and includes over 200,000 effective correlators for superior acquisition performance in the weakest signal conditions. These devices deliver acquisition fix performance of <1 seconds (hot start), 32 seconds (warm start) and 34 seconds (cold start). Jupiter 30 is housed in an industry standard 25.4mm x 25.4mm x 3.0mm form factor with a weight of 4.0 grams. The Jupiter 32 is the smallest GPS receiver available, sporting a tiny 15.0mm x 17.0mm x 2.7mm form factor and weighing a scant 2.0 grams. Its miniature footprint is ideal for applications where size matters. In addition, its low power requirements make it ideal for battery operated applications.

The Navman Jupiter 30 and 32 GPS modules are available in production quantities. For more information and datasheets, please contact Navman Customer Service at 949.461.7150, or visit content_116227.asp.

About Navman:
Navman Limited, a unit of the Brunswick New Technologies division of Brunswick Corporation, is a recognized world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of high reliability GPS, marine, vehicle navigation and mobile positioning and communication. Navman is committed to the creation of world-class products that add value to its broad base of users. Navman’s success comes from taking high cost, sophisticated technologies and applying them to mass markets. The company’s growth is fueled by its reputation for providing products to its OEM customer base and through its own distribution network and partners with the Navman brand name.

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