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February 25th, 2014
Global Navigation Satellite Receiver From Galileo Satellite Navigation Now Available on Cadence Tensilica ConnX DSP IP Cores

The GSN GNSS receiver running on a Cadence ConnX BBE16 DSP consumes very little power – as low as 10mW of power on a 40nm process – and has the ability to work in lower rates, or “snap-shots” for ultra-low-power mobile scenarios. The solution delivers high sensitivity tracking, offering a seamless GNSS experience in challenging environments.

“GSN’s software-based approach for satellite receivers perfectly complements Cadence(R) DSPs, taking maximum advantage of the flexibility of our DSP architecture,” said Jack Guedj, corporate vice president of Research and Development at Cadence. “The availability of GSN’s software on our ConnX BBE16 further reinforces the strength of our low-power programmable modem strategy for advanced communications.”

“The Tensilica ConnX BBE16 DSP delivers outstanding performance for implementing our GNSS receivers and with a low-power footprint. This provides customers with the ability to easily upgrade their designs to include future satellite systems including Beidou, GLONASS, and Galileo via software,” said Eli Ariel, CEO at GSN. “With no additional silicon costs and at a low cost of deployment, this software-based solution results in a very compelling approach to implement satellite navigation functionality in many products where it otherwise might be impractical.”

More information on this solution is available here.

About Cadence

Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today’s integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry. http://www.cadence.com/

About Galileo Satellite Navigation

Galileo Satellite Navigation is a leading provider of world’s most cost-effective software based GNSS receivers, GNSS simulators and innovative GPS Indoor Navigation Infrastructure solutions. GSN’s GNSS portfolio allows mobile vendors, networking and digital home vendors to minimize costs and extend flexibility and robustness of their GNSS products. More information can be found at http://www.galileo-nav.com.