Software-Based GPS receiver available on Cadence Tensilica Fusion F1 DSP

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), and Galileo Satellite Navigation, Ltd. (GSN), a developer of multi-system Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) products, has announced that the software-based GNSS global positioning system (GPS) receiver from Galileo Satellite Navigation is now available for the Cadence® Tensilica® Fusion F1 DSP, the company said.

The software-based GNSS receiver allows customers to easily add full GPS functionality with design flexibility and long-term upgradeability at a minimal cost, low power, and no physical size to today´s cost-sensitive IoT applications. To get the lowest possible power, GSN accelerated the performance of its GPS software receiver by creating several custom instructions to run on the Tensilica Fusion F1 DSP.

As a result, the GPS software requires less than 110MHz for full 12-satellite functionality. Additionally, with this software-based solution, customers can reduce the overall processor requirements to meet less-demanding location-based use cases like asset tracking.

The Tensilica Fusion F1 DSP offers low-energy, high-performance control and signal processing for a broad segment of IoT/wearable markets. This highly configurable architecture is specifically designed to excel at always-on processing that requires a merged controller plus DSP, ultra-low energy and a small footprint.

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Galileo Satellite Navigation is a design house for innovative satellite navigation solutions, provider of the world´s most cost-effective software based GNSS receiver, GNSS simulators and Patented GPS Indoor Navigation solution. GSN´s satellite navigation solution portfolio allows mobile and IoT vendors, networking and digital home vendors to minimize costs and extend flexibility and robustness of their GNSS products. More information can be found at