Updated March 8th, 2010 As a follow up to last week's news about the new Mio Moov V780, uBlox published a press release today to announce that this new GPS system relies on their AMY-5M GPS chipset for location.
This appears to be first time uBlox are getting a major win on the PND market after Navigon cancelled the initial Porsche Design system with Linux and uBlox 4. Mio don't really explain in the PR why they chose the AMY-5M, so it could be for cost reasons...or because there was uncertainty as to SiRF's products during the litigation with Broadcom/Globallocate in 2009. More details in the Mio Moov V780 - GPS and more with uBlox 5 topic of the "GPS and Mobile News" forums.
Updated September 9th, 2008 - uBlox have just announced that their anticipated u-Blox 5 GPS chipset was being used to power Microsoft's MapPoint 2009 USB Stick. They explain that thanks to the power of the new chipset, Microsoft were able to build a diminutive receiver that feels like a standard USB stick. This seems to mark the end of the Microsoft/Pharos association whose...
... multi-format receivers (mouse/UBS/Bluetooth) had been used by Microsoft for their GPS enabled mapping products up to now.
I have received a u-Blox 5 Bluetooth receiver and will be comparing its performances to SiRFstarIII but also to the new Qsarz MTK v2 based receivers. You can use this topic of the news forums to discuss.
Posted October 18th, 2007 - Swiss company u-blox, one of the main designers of GPS chipsets and platforms, is gearing up for a busy year-end. Starting with an IPO (article in French) due to price on October 26th with estimated proceeds of about €40 million to finance their growth. Closer to us, the new u-blox 5 chipset with AGPS, a sensitivy rated at -160dBm and 50 channels should make its debut in a few weeks on...
... the Navilock BT-452 Bluetooth GPS receiver. It boasts compatibility with Galileo (Europe's response to the American GPS) but in the absence of an operating network this will remain theoretical, at least for now.
You can use this thread of the "News" forums to discuss.