Acal BFi Introduce the Award-winning Nano Spider From OriginGPS

Aug 17, 2015, 07:02 ET from Acal BFi and OriginGPS

WOKINGHAM, England, August 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Award-winning miniature module makes it possible for manufacturers to bring accurate GPS to tiny devices  

Acal BFi, the European leader in advanced technology solutions, are pleased to introduce the award-winning and world's smallest GPS module from OriginGPS to the European market.

The Nano Spider is a fully integrated, highly sensitive GPS receiver module. Measuring only 4.1 x 4.1 x 2.1mm and with minimal power consumption, it is ideal for smart watches, wearable devices, trackers, and digital cameras. A double-sided circuit design reduces footprint size and makes the Nano Spider 47 percent smaller than previous solutions.

The module has recently been awarded a prestigious Electron d'Or 2015 by the French magazine ElectroniqueS in the embedded category for its small form factor and multilayer design. The Electron d'Or 2015 award winners are chosen by an independent jury of recognised experts in the electronics industry and are selected from products released in the year leading up to the awards.

"It is an honour to receive an award of such distinction for a design that exemplifies all that OriginGPS stands for," said Gal Jacobi, CEO of OriginGPS. We are committed to providing high-quality GPS and impeccable accuracy to the small devices of our time."

"OriginGPS brings a service that is necessary for the technology of today to come to fruition," said Matthias Beuther, European Product Manager - Wireless Products at Acal BFi. "Its combination of miniscule size and tremendous power is something we are proud to bring to the European market. We congratulate OriginGPS on their recent award and believe it was well-deserved."

Offering accuracy of approximately one metre, the Nano Spider achieves a rapid time to first fix (TTFF) of less than one second, and tracking sensitivity of -163dBm. The module achieves a state of near continuous availability by detecting changes in context, temperature and satellite signals. By maintaining and opportunistically updating its internal fine time, frequency, and satellite data, the Nano Spider consumes mere microwatts of battery power.

The module also features OriginGPS' proprietary Noise Free Zone (NFZ™) system. Increasing noise immunity even under marginal signal conditions, it allows the module to provide high accuracy in dense urban areas, under thick foliage, or when the receiver rapidly changes position.

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About Acal BFi 

Acal BFi is a European leader in advanced technology solutions, providing marketing, engineering, design, manufacturing and custom services and the only such provider with an infrastructure to deliver a broad complementary range of specialist products and bespoke solutions across Europe.

Serving all industrial sectors and operating with focused strategic business units covering all electronic and photonics technologies.

Acal BFi is part of the Acal Plc Group - The Acal plc group has completed seven acquisitions in the last four years. Acal's long term strategy is to gain significant additional market share through both organic growth and acquisition and to further enhance its value adding capabilities.

Acal has operating companies across Europe including the UK, Germany, France, Benelux, Italy, Poland, Spain and the Nordic region. Additionally, Acal has operating companies in India, USA, Asia (China and South Korea) and Africa (South Africa).

About OriginGPS 

OriginGPS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of miniaturized GNSS modules ("Spider" family), antenna modules ("Hornet" family) and antenna solutions. OriginGPS introduces unparalleled sensitivity and noise immunity by incorporating its proprietary Noise Free Zone technology for faster position fix and navigation stability even under challenging satellite signal conditions.

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