CSR Launches SiRFstarV™ 5e GNSS Location Solution for Best Navigation Experience

  CSR Launches SiRFstarV™ 5e GNSS Location Solution for Best Navigation
  Experience

Highly Accurate GNSS Engine Will be Used for Location Positioning by Telit for
                         its Jupiter SE868-V2 Module

Business Wire

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom -- June 13, 2013

CSR plc (LSE: CSR; NASDAQ: CSRE) today debuted the SiRFstarV™ 5e, a Global
Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) engine optimized to enable highly accurate
location positioning for devices including mobile phones, cameras, and health
and fitness products. By supporting fully concurrent GLONASS, GPS, QZSS and
SBAS from ROM, the highest accuracy and fastest time-to-first-fix (TTFF) are
ensured.

Wireless solutions specialist Telit Communications plc will be using the
solution for its Jupiter SE868-V2 module, which was launched at CTIA Wireless
2013 in Las Vegas. The 11x11mm QFN packaged receiver module integrates 5e,
TCXO, SAW and RTC oscillator into a small convenient package, accelerating
time-to-market and reducing product development risks. CSR believes its
advanced power saving modes make it extremely battery-power friendly and ideal
for wearable and personal navigation applications.

“The Jupiter SE868-V2 excels in all positioning tasks and foremost in
applications requiring high reliability navigation,” says Felix Marchal, Chief
Product Officer at Telit Wireless Solutions. “By using CSR’s SiRFstarV 5e
solution, we have been able to create a quick and convenient upgrade path for
our Jupiter JF2 GPS module customers to the latest and most robust
multi-constellation support available in the market.”

SiRFstarV 5e offers a range of features to increase accuracy, improve time to
first fix and preserve battery power to enable a better user experience. These
include:

  *InstantFix^TM Extended Ephemeris (EE) - Devices without wireless
    connectivity, such as cameras, are able to overcome slow TTFF, a common
    annoyance for the end user. 5e is capable of autonomously forward
    predicting EE for three days locally, and for connected devices the
    solution supports server based EE for up to 31 day for GPS and up to 14
    day GLONASS EE
  *Direct to battery capability - The GNSS chip can connect directly to a
    Lithium battery supply, enabling system cost reduction and increased power
    efficiency. This is implemented by an integrated switched PMU, reducing
    system level power and eBOM costs
  *Design flexibility for optimal solution cost – With clear attention to
    solution implementation, 5e is designed for small size and low power. For
    example, UART and SPI Flash drive levels are drivable from 1.8v to 3.3v,
    eliminating the need for level shifters and increasing implementation
    flexibility
  *Intelligent design – The 5e is designed to be optimized for low power
    battery operated devices. For instance, in asset tracking applications,
    the 5e engine will intelligently decide how long to try to acquire
    satellite signal based around its environment, saving a significant amount
    of battery power

“The SiRFstarV 5e device allows our customers to select a high performance
solution that will deliver end users a seamless navigation and location
experience whatever the application,” says Dave Huntingford, Director of
Location at CSR.“The fact that Telit has already seen the potential of
SiRFstarV 5e and selected it for its Jupiter SE868-V2 module reflects the
location accuracy benefits afforded by the 5e.”

SiRFstarV™ 5e is offered in a size optimal 0.4mm pitch Wafer Level Chip Scale
Package (WLCSP) and a 0.5mm pitch Ball Grid Array (BGA) for low cost PCB
applications.

About CSR

CSR is a global provider of innovative silicon and software solutions for the
location-aware, media-rich, cloud-connected world. Our platforms are optimized
for the automotive navigation and infotainment, digital cameras and imaging,
connected home infotainment and wireless audio markets. We provide solutions
to complex problems in the audio-visual, connectivity and location technology
domains across a broad range of markets, with a technology portfolio that
includes GPS/GNSS systems, Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi®, FM, NFC, aptX® and CVC™ audio
codecs, JPEG, MPEG, H.264 imaging, PDL printing, microcontrollers, DSPs and
broadband receivers. CSR's technology solutions and market platforms enable
its customers to deliver a superior user experience and are adopted by leaders
in the auto, computer, home and mobile markets. More information can be found
at www.csr.com. Keep up to date with CSR on our technical blog or CSR people
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Contact:

US:
March Communications
Nate Hubbell, +1-617-960-9875
csr@marchpr.com
or
UK:
Rocket Communications
Russell Lindsey, +44(0)845 370 7024
csr@rocketcomms.net
 
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