MediaTek Announces World's 1st 5-in-1 Multi-GNSS Receiver SoC Solutions Supporting Beidou Satellite Navigation System

   MediaTek Announces World's 1st 5-in-1 Multi-GNSS Receiver SoC Solutions
                Supporting Beidou Satellite Navigation System

  PR Newswire

  HSINCHU, Taiwan, Jan. 28, 2013

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MediaTek Inc. , a leading
fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital
multimedia solutions, today announced the availability of its MT3332/MT3333,
the world's first 5-in-1 multi-GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System)
receiver SoC solutions that support the Beidou Satellite Navigation System.
The Beidou system has been commercially operational since the end of 2012, and
is currently a constellation of 16 satellites providing positioning,
navigation and timing services to the Asia-Pacific region. It can identify a
user's location to 10m (33ft), their velocity to within 0.2 meters per second,
and clock synchronization signals (one-way) to within 10 nanoseconds. Beidou
will be one of the most important satellite navigation systems to eventually
cover the entire globe by 2020.

The MediaTek MT3332/MT3333 can discover GPS, Beidou, GLONASS, Galileo and QZSS
constellations. Featuring a multi-GNSS receiver design, the MT3332/MT3333 can
reduce the cumulative distance and positioning error accumulated over
time/multiple hops, and significantly improve navigation/positioning accuracy.
The MT3332/MT3333 also come with excellent signal acquisition and tracking
sensitivity, which efficiently enhances signal quality within dense cities,
tunnels and/or multi-storey car-parks, while delivering a better user
experience. Moreover, thanks to its highly integrated, low-cost and
ultra-compact system architecture, the MT3332/MT3333 enable multi-GNSS
receivers with the same reference board for mobile, industrial and automotive
navigation applications.

"The proliferation of LBS (location-based services) using mobile applications
over wireless networks such as 'social check-in' or 'nearby service
recommending' is driving demand for greater satellite navigation performance
and coverage beyond existing technologies. This will also lead to the rapid
adoption of multi-GNSS receiver solutions in smartphones, tablets and
automotive vehicles because LBS is now an indispensable way for people to
interact/communicate with each other on a daily basis," said SR Tsai, General
Manager of the Wireless Connectivity and Networking Business Unit at MediaTek.
"We believe the market for Beidou-compatible multi-GNSS receivers in China
will accelerate in the coming years. MediaTek will deliver new products that
offer high value and are capable of meeting the evolving needs of our
customers in the Beidou navigation system market through continuous product
innovation. The MT3332/MT3333 are designed to accelerate the realization of
satellite navigation services anytime, anywhere, in a seamless fashion."

The MT3332/MT3333 also incorporate MediaTek's unique "AlwaysLocate™"
technology that can identify the state in which the user is (regardless of
on-the-go or sleeping) and automatically adjust the satellite signal receiving
modes for more accurate and reliable navigation services, and to save the
battery power of the navigation system.

The MediaTek MT3332/MT3333 are currently in mass production stage and already
being designed into major satellite navigation systems and mobile
communication platforms worldwide.

About MediaTek Inc.

MediaTek Inc. is a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless
communications and digital multimedia solutions. The company is a market
leader and pioneer in cutting-edge SOC system solutions for wireless
communications, high-definition TV, optical storage, and DVD and Blu-ray
products. Founded in 1997 and listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange under the code
"2454", MediaTek is headquartered in Taiwan and has sales or research
subsidiaries in Mainland China, Singapore, India, U.S., Japan, SouthKorea,
Denmark, England, Sweden and Dubai. For more information, please visit
MediaTek's website at www.mediatek.com .

Website: http://www.mediatek.com
Contact: Sharon Lo, service@mediatek.com, +886-35670766
 
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