New Multi-Constellation Satellite-Location Chip from STMicroelectronics Adds Support for China's BeiDou System
Geneva, January 8, 2014 - Â STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global
semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics
applications, announces Teseo III, a single-chip standalone positioning product
family capable of receiving signals from multiple satellite navigation systems,
including the Chinese BeiDou, the US GPS, European Galileo, Russia's GLONASS and
The new Teseo III product family creates a new state-of-the-art in positioning
accuracy by building on the industry-leading performance of ST's Teseo II
single-chip satellite-tracking ICs. The new generation also leverages the
Company's investment and support for sensor fusion as found in Automotive Dead
Reckoning and Assisted-GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) functions.
"By adding the BeiDou satellite-tracking capabilities to existing support for
all global systems, the Teseo III delivers greater accuracy and location
precision in Asia and throughout the world," said Antonio Radaelli, Director
Infotainment Business Unit at STMicroelectronics. "Teseo III allows in-car
navigation systems, telematics systems, portable, marine, fitness, and other
devices needing to use the best signal from any system to deliver outstanding
accuracy across urban, rural and mountainous environments."
The Teseo III product family is offered in two series:
* The STA8089 series adds support for the BeiDou constellation to devices that
remain pin-to-pin compatible with the Teseo II series, to enable fast
* The STA8090 series adds a new, more efficient power-management unit, along
with support for China's BeiDou satellites.
The Teseo III product family provides a single-chip solution integrating the RF,
digital control circuits Â and flash memory, to enable simultaneous tracking of
multiple satellites regardless of their constellation and to deliver exceptional
accuracy in urban canyons, where building and other obstructions make satellite
visibility challenging. Like other products in the Teseo family, Teseo III
combines high positioning accuracy and indoor sensitivity performance with
powerful processing capabilities and superior design flexibility.
The Teseo III is now in qualification and will be available for sampling to
customers in Q1 2014.
ST is a global leader in the semiconductor market serving customers across the
spectrum of sense and power and automotive products and embedded processing
solutions. From energy management and savings to trust and data security, from
healthcare and wellness to smart consumer devices, in the home, car and office,
at work and at play, ST is found everywhere microelectronics make a positive and
innovative contribution to people's life. By getting more from technology to get
more from life, ST stands for life.augmented.
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