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The integration of GPS and GLONASS systems within the same receiver offers many advantages to both the manufacturer and the end user. And now that this integration is happening at the chipset level, several further advantages can be added to the list. On the basic technology level, the combination of GPS with GLONASS will provide greatly improved performance for the end user. The ability for the receiver to access signals from both constellations will provide greater availability, impr...

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Of all the performance metrics for a GNSS receiver, navigation accuracy is probably the most important. More to the point, pinpoint static navigation accuracy is essential to the end user. And if he or she doesn't get the exact location fix expected when the receiver is powered up for the first time, there will be little confidence in the overall performance of the receiver. Whether the initial “user test” takes place in the shop before purchase or at home when taking a new unit out...

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Location-Based Services put Pressure on GNSS Receiver Performance The addition of GPS receivers to today's smartphones, netbooks and other internet enabled devices is allowing mobile operators and other service providers to exploit a growing market for location-based services. These can range from social networks offering “find a friend” applications, to location based marketing and advertising. And you can be sure that developers will come up with many more new applications for loc...

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