QUALCOMM ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR INDIA’S NAVIC SATELLITE NAVIGATION SYSTEM L1 SIGNALS
Additional support for NavIC L1 signals in select upcoming mobile, automotive and IoT platforms is poised to deliver superior location-based services.
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc, in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), announced support for the new and recently launched L1 signals of India’s navigation satellite system NavIC (Navigation with Indian Constellation) in select chipset platforms across the Company’s upcoming portfolio. The initiative will help further accelerate the adoption of NavIC and enhance the geolocation capabilities and overall robustness of mobile, automotive and the Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in the region – with the backing of engineering talent in India.
The solution is built on Qualcomm Technologies’ leading foundational inventions in location-based position technology. Qualcomm® Location Suite now supports up to seven satellite constellations concurrently, including the use of all of NavIC’s L1 and L5 signals for more accurate location performance, faster time-to-first-fix (TTFF) position acquisition, and further improved robustness of location-based services. These enhancements will enable select mobile, automotive and IoT platforms to better serve key industries and technology ecosystems in the region and will help improve user experience for location-based applications especially in dense urban environments where geolocation accuracy tends to degrade.
Additional support for the NavIC L1 signals will be available in select Qualcomm Technologies’ chipset platforms starting in the second half of 2024, and commercial devices supporting the NavIC L1 signals are expected to be available during the first half of 2025. Qualcomm Technologies is scheduled to demonstrate support for the newly launched NavIC L1 signals in the Snapdragon Mobile Platforms at its Qualcomm Innovation Forum event in Bengaluru mid-December 2023.