Low power GPS chips announced

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Low power GPS chips announced

Trimble Navigation Ltd. of London says its new global positioning satellite system chip set uses one third the power of its competitors’. Requiring less than 50 milliwatts, the chip seems to make GPS location possible in mobile phones and terminals for third-generation communications. Trimble hopes to take advantage of U.S. regulations requiring wireless carriers to be able to locate 911 calls made from cell phones by October, 2001.

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