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Richardson RFPD Introduces Family of GPS Modules Featuring
SiRFstarIV™ Technology from Maestro Wireless Solutions

March 21, 2012 Press Release

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Maestro GPS modules-- Modules Include SiRFaware™, SiRFNav®, Assisted GPS (A-GPS) and Jammer Detection and Removal
 
March 21, 2012 – La Fox, Illinois: Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new family of GPS modules featuring SiRFstarIV™ GPS technology from Maestro-Wireless Solutions (Maestro Wireless). These modules are offered in flash and ROM memory versions, as well as a highly-integrated GPS/Smart antenna version, to best meet varying application requirements.
 
Key features of this family of GPS modules include:
  • Ultra High Sensitivity: 163 dBm Tracking
  • Advanced Low Power Modes:  47 mW Tracking, 30 μW Hibernation Mode
  • Host configurable to UART, SPI or I2C
  • Navigation Update Rate up to 5 Hz
  • CW Jammer Remover, Track and Remove up to 8 CW
  • SiRFstarIV GSD4e GPS Chipset with Integrated LNA
  • 1.8V and 3.3V Versions Available
  • SiRFaware, SiRFNav and Assisted GPS features
The 3.3V A2100-A and 1.8V A2100-B are the core Maestro GPS modules that provide base platforms for the customer to develop around. The A2035-H integrates the A2100-A with a tiny patch antenna to form an easy-to-integrate smart antenna GPS module. For customers needing a small form factor and aggressive pricing for volume production, the A2200-A is available as a ROM memory module.



Common configurations are in stock and available for immediate delivery. To find more information, or to purchase these products today on the Richardson RFPD website, please visit the Maestro Wireless GPS Modules webpage at http://www.richardsonrfpd.com/Pages/Search-Results.aspx?focuscd=GP. These devices are also available by calling 1-800-737-6937 (within North America); or please find your local sales engineer (worldwide) at Local Sales Support. To learn more about additional products from Maestro Wireless Solutions, please visit the Maestro storefront on the Richardson RFPD website.

SiRFstarIV™, SiRFaware™, SiRFNav® are trademarks and registered trademarks of CSR plc.
 
About Maestro Wireless Solutions:
Maestro Wireless, a subsidiary of the Fargo Telecom Group in Hong Kong offers a comprehensive portfolio of wireless solutions and integration services for the M2M and industrial markets. Applying over 13 years know‐how in wireless communications, specializing in GSM/GPRS, CDMA and GPS technologies, the company provides effective and highly reliable wireless solutions, ranging from off‐the‐shelf, generic easy to use devices, to specific and optimized OEM integration. Based in Hong Kong, Maestro Wireless Solutions has worldwide reach through Richardson RFPD and has deployed in excess of 350K modems in over 40 countries. More information is available online at www.maestro-wireless.com.
 
About Richardson RFPD, Inc.:
Richardson RFPD, Inc., an Arrow Electronics company, is a global leader in the RF and wireless communications, power conversion and renewable energy markets. Relationships with the industry’s top component suppliers enable Richardson RFPD to meet the total engineering needs of each customer. Whether it’s designing components or engineering complete solutions, Richardson RFPD’s worldwide design centers and technical sales team provide support for all aspects of customers’ go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production.  More information is available online at www.richardsonrfpd.com.
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For details, contact:
Manolo Blancas
Product Manager
E-mail: mblancas@richardsonrfpd.com
Phone: (630) 208-2700 
40W267 Keslinger Road
P.O. Box 307
LaFox, Illinois 60147-0307
www.richardsonrfpd.com



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