Auckland company Rakon have announced a GPS receiver module “as tiny as a baby’s fingernail”. Maybe we’ll soon see GPS being used in devices and ways just not viable with the current technology.
As an example of novel use for GPS consider the Celestron SkyScout. It combines location & orientation sensing to provide live text and audio information on your current view of the night sky. It was picked by some influential bloggers as the hit product of the recent CES show:
The word-of-mouth killer product of CES - Scoble
“It wins my award for the single coolest thing I saw at the show. By far. I’m not alone, either. Shel and Buzz were both speechless when they saw it.”
Rakon Develops World's Smallest Receiver - RAKON.
The quest for ever smaller GPS-enabled equipment, such as mobile phones, PDAs and even watches has just taken a giant step forward with the development of the world’s smallest GPS radio frequency receiver module by a New Zealand company.
Auckland electronics company Rakon has just developed a module, as tiny as a baby’s fingernail, and is already fielding calls from GPS manufacturers keen to imbed the product in their own new developments…. [more]
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