Global Navigation Systems (GNS) have announced their new ultra low power consumption GPS antenna that only takes 16mW (milliwatts) of power to operate. This new GPS antenna could be a battery saver for consumer electronics like asset trackers, golf equipment, IoT devices, mobile phones, navigation devices, GPS for drones, fitness tracker and sport watches. Many consumers are concerned with battery life in today’s devices, especially when capacities aren’t increasing but device features are, the Galaxy Note 5 for example. Bernd Bierwisch CEO from GNS GmbH:
“From my knowledge these are the lowest power GPS Antenna modules on the market right now. Its very useful to increase the battery lifetime of your GPS product by replacing your power-hungry GPS module. Especially in emergency call systems or tracker/logger it is essential to have a long battery lifetime “
This is a good sign that component makers are continually trying to improve power requirements of their products. Companies like Samsung, HTC, Apple, Motorola, Lenovo and other electronics makers who use GPS in their devices will hopefully incorporate this module into their products. Saving battery is not only convenient, but it’s Earth friendly, the less power we consume the better.
What do you think of GNS’s new GPS antenna? Should consumer electronics makers incorporate this into their products? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.Source: GNS