FREE GPS/GNSS for the Makers Launched on CrowdFunding Site


Hsinchu, Taiwan, December 23, 2013 – SkyTraq Technology Inc., a leading fabless GNSS positioning technology company, is undertaking a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to explore if there is sufficient interest in applying GPS/GNSS processor technology beyond traditional ways by offering NavSpark, a small, powerful, thumb-sized, 32bit, microcontroller development board with GPS/GNSS receiver as onboard peripheral. With price approaching 8bit microcontroller development board, the GPS/GNSS receiver is effectively provided to users free of charge. They are seeking $27,000 in funding until February 6, 2014.

NavSpark features:

100MHz 32bit RISC Processor with 16Kbyte I-Cache and 2Kbyte D-Cache

IEEE-754 Compliant Floating Point Unit

1MByte Flash Memory

212Kbyte SRAM

GPS Receiver

UART x 2

SPI x 2

I2C x 1

17 Digital I/O (shared with above functional pins)

1 Pulse Per Sec Timing Reference with +/-10nsec Accuracy

Customized Arduino IDE with GPS SDK Seamlessly Integrated

NavSpark-BD model has GPS/Beidou receiver onboard, enabling users to use the latest GPS/Beidou navigation technology just as large smartphone makers are beginning to adopt this new technology. The NavSpark-GL model has GPS/GLONASS receiver onboard, enabling users to use dual-satellite navigation technology, GPS/GLONASS as used in high-end smartphones, in their hardware projects. The NavSpark development board makes the latest global navigation satellite technology easily accessible

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