PORTLAND, Ore., Sept 22, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- ION GNSS 2010 -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that its single-chip global positioning system (GPS) solution for mobile devices supports the new Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) launched by Japan earlier this month. The BCM4751 solution has built-in support for QZSS and also supports additional satellite constellations including the Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS), making as many as nine additional satellites available for use in navigation. This built-in support will result in several GPS performance benefits, including improved urban canyon navigation in major cities such as Tokyo and availability of position fixes in more areas than competitive solutions.
Koji Terata, Project Manager QZSS, JAXA
"JAXA innovations are driving improved user experience of advanced navigation products. For that reason, JAXA is excited to work with Broadcom to be among the first companies to demonstrate the significant performance benefits of adding the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS), including aiding in urban canyon navigation, providing a straighter, more accurate and reliable navigation solution, as well as position fixes in more areas."
Scott Pomerantz, Vice President & General Manager, Broadcom's GPS line of business
"We are pleased to announce our support of Japan's QZSS satellite system which will improve the accuracy and availability of satellite navigation services. The BCM4751 already sets new standards in performance and low power consumption with state-of-the-art sensitivity and navigation performance and our support for QZSS only accelerates our customers' ability to realize the additional performance benefits provided by this exciting new system."
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