New Multi-Constellation Satellite-Location Chip from STMicroelectronics Adds Support for China's BeiDou System

New Multi-Constellation Satellite-Location Chip from STMicroelectronics Adds
Support for China's BeiDou System

Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 Japan's QZSS.

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:

  oThe STA8089 series adds support for the BeiDou constellation to devices
    that remain pin-to-pin compatible with the Teseo II series, to enable fast
    customer-application migration.
  oThe 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 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.

About STMicroelectronics

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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.

In 2012, the Company's net revenues were $8.49 billion. Further information on
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