NXP Software Teams With Mango Research on High Performance Personal Navigation Device

Mar 21, 2007, 01:00 ET from NXP Software

    TAIPEI, Taiwan and EINDHOVEN, Netherlands, March 21 /PRNewswire/ -- NXP
 Software and Mango Research Corp. today announced the first GPS product
 design to result from collaboration between the two companies. The Mango
 Research Magic 380 is a complete Personal Navigation Device (PND), which
 has an ideal form factor for in-car use. Its performance and small size
 result from a groundbreaking application of NXP Software's swGPS Personal
 software GPS Baseband technology.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070321/249774 )
     For the first time in a handheld device, NXP Software's swGPS Personal
 performs all the signal processing necessary to measure GPS satellite
 signals and calculate your position entirely in software. Running on the
 handheld device's normal processor, it eliminates the need for a separate
 GPS baseband processing chip, saving board space and boosting performance.
 Plus, with GPS functionality handled in software, the device can be easily
 modified or upgraded without the need for hardware changes.
     The Magic 380 benefits from Mango Research's leading consumer
 electronics design expertise and NXP Software's swGPS Personal software to
 target drivers' pursuit of maximum mobility. Besides offering high
 performance, the Magic 380 is easy to carry around and use in and out of
 vehicles. Its compact and fashionable design makes it attractive to users
 looking for a superb digital experience for both work and play. With its
 excellent user interface, it requires no training or prior experience to
 operate.
     "NXP Software's swGPS is an evolution in the GPS world. We are happy to
 have designed the Magic380 around this differentiated solution, resulting
 in a quicker response, better accuracy and more flexibility for future
 upgrades", says B.C. Kuo, Vice President, Research & Development, Mango
 Research.
     "We are very pleased to be working closely with Mango in bringing this
 innovation to market. Mango is leading the way in introducing attractive
 new GPS products and making GPS accessible to all consumers, and we are
 delighted to help make this possible through swGPSTM.", says Dr. Chris
 Marshall, General Manager, NXP Software, Location Technologies
     The device features a high performance Samsung 32-bit application
 processor and NXP Software's swGPS Personal with a Maxim RF front end. It
 also includes a Samsung high brightness TFT touch panel display, powerful
 crystal-clear stereo audio and optional external RDS/TMC modules for
 real-time traffic messages and other content services.
     Mango Research Corp. successfully demonstrated the design at CeBIT
 2007.
     About NXP Software
     NXP Software is an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) with worldwide
 local sales and support. NXP Software specializes in innovative multimedia
 solutions to help mobile device and consumer electronics manufacturers
 deliver vibrant, easy-to-enjoy multimedia experiences. News from NXP
 Software is located at www.software.nxp.com.
     About Mango Research Corp.
     Founded in October 2005, Mango Research was formed as a mobile solution
 provider to provide marketing and technology solutions for leading
 worldwide companies in consumer electronic devices. Leading in digital
 convergence system design and development, Mango focuses on portable
 mobility solutions for today's mobile life. Mango offers customers the
 latest technology, excellent integrated solutions, and amazing
 user-friendly experiences which make mobile life full of fun, novelty and
 excitement. Come and explore the digital fun at
 http://www.mango-research.com
     NXP Forward-looking Statements
     This release may contain certain forward-looking statements with
 respect to the financial condition, results of operations and business of
 NXP and certain plans and objectives of NXP with respect to these items. By
 their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty
 because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur
 in the future and there are many factors that could cause actual results
 and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by
 these forward-looking statements.
 
 

SOURCE NXP Software
    TAIPEI, Taiwan and EINDHOVEN, Netherlands, March 21 /PRNewswire/ -- NXP
 Software and Mango Research Corp. today announced the first GPS product
 design to result from collaboration between the two companies. The Mango
 Research Magic 380 is a complete Personal Navigation Device (PND), which
 has an ideal form factor for in-car use. Its performance and small size
 result from a groundbreaking application of NXP Software's swGPS Personal
 software GPS Baseband technology.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070321/249774 )
     For the first time in a handheld device, NXP Software's swGPS Personal
 performs all the signal processing necessary to measure GPS satellite
 signals and calculate your position entirely in software. Running on the
 handheld device's normal processor, it eliminates the need for a separate
 GPS baseband processing chip, saving board space and boosting performance.
 Plus, with GPS functionality handled in software, the device can be easily
 modified or upgraded without the need for hardware changes.
     The Magic 380 benefits from Mango Research's leading consumer
 electronics design expertise and NXP Software's swGPS Personal software to
 target drivers' pursuit of maximum mobility. Besides offering high
 performance, the Magic 380 is easy to carry around and use in and out of
 vehicles. Its compact and fashionable design makes it attractive to users
 looking for a superb digital experience for both work and play. With its
 excellent user interface, it requires no training or prior experience to
 operate.
     "NXP Software's swGPS is an evolution in the GPS world. We are happy to
 have designed the Magic380 around this differentiated solution, resulting
 in a quicker response, better accuracy and more flexibility for future
 upgrades", says B.C. Kuo, Vice President, Research & Development, Mango
 Research.
     "We are very pleased to be working closely with Mango in bringing this
 innovation to market. Mango is leading the way in introducing attractive
 new GPS products and making GPS accessible to all consumers, and we are
 delighted to help make this possible through swGPSTM.", says Dr. Chris
 Marshall, General Manager, NXP Software, Location Technologies
     The device features a high performance Samsung 32-bit application
 processor and NXP Software's swGPS Personal with a Maxim RF front end. It
 also includes a Samsung high brightness TFT touch panel display, powerful
 crystal-clear stereo audio and optional external RDS/TMC modules for
 real-time traffic messages and other content services.
     Mango Research Corp. successfully demonstrated the design at CeBIT
 2007.
     About NXP Software
     NXP Software is an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) with worldwide
 local sales and support. NXP Software specializes in innovative multimedia
 solutions to help mobile device and consumer electronics manufacturers
 deliver vibrant, easy-to-enjoy multimedia experiences. News from NXP
 Software is located at www.software.nxp.com.
     About Mango Research Corp.
     Founded in October 2005, Mango Research was formed as a mobile solution
 provider to provide marketing and technology solutions for leading
 worldwide companies in consumer electronic devices. Leading in digital
 convergence system design and development, Mango focuses on portable
 mobility solutions for today's mobile life. Mango offers customers the
 latest technology, excellent integrated solutions, and amazing
 user-friendly experiences which make mobile life full of fun, novelty and
 excitement. Come and explore the digital fun at
 http://www.mango-research.com
     NXP Forward-looking Statements
     This release may contain certain forward-looking statements with
 respect to the financial condition, results of operations and business of
 NXP and certain plans and objectives of NXP with respect to these items. By
 their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty
 because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur
 in the future and there are many factors that could cause actual results
 and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by
 these forward-looking statements.
 
 SOURCE NXP Software