u-blox Launches LEA-5T Precision Timing GPS Module

u-blox, the leading Swiss provider of GPS receiver technology, introduced the LEA-5T, a high performance, precision timing GPS module capable of a (compensated) time pulse accuracy of up to 15ns. With more than 1.100 exhibiting companies and over 40.000 visitors, CTIA WIRELESS 2008 offers professionals in broadband convergence, enterprise, advertising, social networking and entertainment a unique chance to meet, exchange views and do business.

u-blox LEA-5T Precision Timing GPS Moduleu-blox will be promoting its latest technology innovations, including the LEA-5T precision timing GPS module. Needing just one satellite to operate, the LEA-5T is a cost-efficient, compact and easy-to-integrate solution ideally suited for telecom network synchronization such as UMTS, CDMA or the Chinese TD-CDMA, as well as for applications that need time-accurate data communication between geographically dispersed systems and devices such as NTP servers.

“The revolutionary LEA-5T GPS module brings precision timing at low cost,” said Thomas Seiler, u-blox CEO. “The module’s compact architecture and affordability enables consumer device applications to benefit from highly accurate timing, enabling applications such as WiMAX base stations for home-based broadband networks,” added Mr. Seiler.

The LEA-5T features a Time Mode function whereby the GPS receiver assumes a stationary position, which can be programmed manually or be determined by an initial self-survey. Stationary operation enables GPS timing with only one visible satellite and eliminates timing errors which otherwise result in positioning errors.

A built-in time mark and counter unit provides a globally synchronized time stamping and time-measuring functionality useful in applications such as seismic sensors or other applications with wide-area synchronization needs.

The module is powered by the 50-channel, u-blox 5 positioning engine. Endowed with SuperSense KickStart weak signal acquisition technologies, u-blox 5 GPS chips and modules boast an acquisition and tracking sensitivity of -160 dBm that enables fast, uninterrupted operation, even in challenging, weak signal environments like indoor locations.

Samples can be ordered from www.u-blox.com/shop/ from next week onwards; mass production begins end of April. Please contact u-blox sales or visit u-blox’ booth at CTIA, April 1-3, Las Vegas, NV, USA, at Hall C3, Booth 3827 for details.

About u-blox
u-blox is an international company headquartered in Switzerland and listed on the SWX Swiss Exchange under ticker symbol UBXN. u-blox has subsidiaries in the USA, Singapore and Hong Kong and additional representative offices in China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan. Founded in 1997, u-blox develops leading positioning technology, products and services based on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), including GPS and GALILEO, for the automotive, mobile terminals and infrastructure markets.