SiRFLink Bluetooth GPS
SiRF announced today the SiRFLinkI, a chipset with both GPS and Bluetooth functions. The announcement comes as a result of another SiRF announcement today that they had acquired Impulsesof, a company that produces bluetooth stereo and embedded software solutions.
The SiRFLinkI is based on the SiRFstarIII chipset and should facilitate putting GPS and Bluetooth technology into smaller devices requiring less power due to the integration on one chip.
“SiRFLinkI, our first multifunction product offering, signals an important milestone for SiRF as we continue to find innovative ways to enhance the value of solutions we provide to our customers,” said Kanwar Chadha, founder and vice president of marketing for SiRF. “In a world of increasing wireless connectivity, GPS and Bluetooth are becoming common functions in most of our target markets and SiRFLinkI is optimized to address these emerging needs.”
The SiRFlinkI is also capable of utilizing the SiRFLoc architecture and the new SiRFInstantFix technology. Production of these chips will start in the second half of 2006 so don’t expect these in a GPS receiver right away.