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Sunday, February 05, 2006

u-Nav Microelectronics Picks Xtensa for GPS Designs

u-Nav Microelectronics, a worldwide leader in ultra-low power Global Positioning Systems (GPS) semiconductors, has picked the Xtensa configurable processors for its next-generation GPS designs, which will be targeted for portable applications such as mobile wireless handsets and consumer devices.

“We selected the Tensilica Xtensa processor because they offered us the most flexibility and achieved the lowest power for a programmable solution,” stated Greg Winner, COO of u-Nav Microelectronics. “With the ability to customize Xtensa through Tensilica’s automated processor generation technology, and the inclusion of u-Nav’s custom instructions, we created a unique way to significantly lower the total power consumption of our complete GPS system-on-chip design.”

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