NXP Semiconductors company announces the release of a GPS signal amplifier BGU8006 destined primarily for the integration into mobile devices, tablets, navigators, photo- and video cameras. According to the words of the NXP representatives, their new model is the most bantam signal amplifier available in the market: BGU8006 dimensions equal to 0.65mm x 0.44mm x 0.2mm. Besides, this amplifier is characterized by the extremely low level of noise and the necessity to employ only a couple of external components to enable the device (decoupling capacitor and matching inductor).
The abundance of radio frequency signals serves the major impediment for the pure GPS signal reception. NXP BGU8006 has been developed with this thought in mind and is called to improve the reception of weak GPS signals by means of a dynamic rejection of strong signals released by the cellular and local wireless networks.
BGU8006 is based on QuBIC4Xi SiGe:C BiCMOS technology which is known to involve the adaptive offset tools. Those tools efficiently compensate the solid signal restrictions produced by Bluetooth, WLAN and cellular networks due to the current augmentation. Traditional launch amplifiers are incapable to restrict such solid signals, and this usually leads to compression and abatement of amplification level. In its turn, this results in the deterioration of GPS signal reception.
The major beneficial characteristic pertained to NXP BGU8006 is that this signal amplifier is able to adjust its operation to the particular environment, analyze the level of restrictions, and efficiently cope with them, providing strong and qualitative GPS signal reception. Other specifications of this model speak of its functionality and promising results: noise level doesn’t exceed the margin of 0.60 dB; BGU8006 supply voltage ripples from 1.5V to 3.1V; transit frequency level equals to 180 GHz.