[time-nuts] GPS timing receivers - what now?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Wed Jul 20 15:06:07 EDT 2005

In message <m3u0ips3ml.fsf at lysator.liu.se>, Bjorn Gabrielsson writes:
>Jim Miller <timenuts at jcmco.com> writes:
>> On Jul 20, 2005, at 11:04 AM, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>> > Has anybody tried to contact SiRF ?
>> I have not, it was my understanding that SiRF is a chipset company,
>> not a sensor board mfg; however I could very well be mistaken.
>They are a _big_ chipset company, also doing reference designs
>(boards) for their chipsets. The interesting part would be if they
>continue on the precision timing path. If they were just after
>eliminating/(get IP) a compeditor on the assisted-GPS market, that
>would be less fun.
>If they stay in the precision time segment, it could well be that we
>get much more sources of good boards. Lots and lots of boardmakers are
>using SIRF.

The really interesting one would be to get a pci board with the
"host-assisted" SiRF GPS chip and be able to do our own math on
the raw measurements :-)

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