Software Based GNSS Solution for Low Power IoT Applications

Paris-based startup providing advanced geolocation solutions, Nestwave, is showcasing its newest low power, high accuracy GPS IP at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Nestwave has developed an ultra-low power, advanced global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) solution for use in IoT applications. When integrated with an IoT modem such as NB-IoT, Cat M1, LoRa or Sigfox, the solution offers low-cost geolocation for emerging applications such as asset tracking, smart factories, and smart cities, without the need for an external GNSS chip.

The Fusion F1 DSP is gaining traction with customers as a platform for low-cost, power-sensitive IoT communications standards like NB-IoT. The completely software-based GNSS solution from Nestwave will allow Cadence modem customers to add accurate position-based services to their modem platforms with minimal impact to their bill of materials.

The Cadence Tensilica Fusion F1 DSP is ideal for low-cost IoT applications requiring a single processor core that is proficient at both DSP and control-code workloads. Developed on a highly configurable architecture, the Fusion F1 DSP is specifically designed to excel at "always-on" processing, including wake-on-voice and sensor fusion applications. Additionally, the Fusion F1 DSP instruction-set architecture is very efficient at running narrowband wireless communications standards like BLE, Thread, Zigbee, 802.11ah, NB-IoT, and GNSS.

Nestwave/Cadence demonstrating this solution at the Cadence booth at MWC 2019.

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