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Enriched lineup strengthens portable GPS sector


R&D efforts target units with larger screens and higher memory to meet a diverse market base.



  • Performance enhancements: Under efforts to boost product performance and broaden market reach, makers are introducing models adopting the hardware of mobile Internet devices. The latest releases pack 800MHz CPUs and 7in 800x480-pixel screens. These can support GPS, Wi-Fi, 3G and A/V playback.
  • Advanced solutions: Suppliers utilize Arm11 processors, and turn to key providers Telechips, MediaTek and CSR for the chipsets. High-end portable GPS devices run on the SiRFprima from the last. Other units are based on the SiRFatlasV, TCC8901 and TCC8902 from Telechips, and MediaTek’s MT3351.
  • Adding value: Makers equip models with DVR function to enable simultaneous real-time recording and navigation while driving. An FM transmitter, 1 to 3MP camera and TPMS sensors may also included.
  • Sales & price outlook: Sales are projected to stay unchanged or decline in 1H12 as a result of rivalry from other product lines such as mobile phones and car DVD players that support GPS function. The majority of suppliers anticipate quotes of basic models to remain stable despite fierce competition and a stronger yuan.

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Gat Wick Enterprise Ltd
Model: GW-T501
Description: Telechips TCC8902 Arm11 CPU; 256MB DDR2 RAM; 5in TFT LCD, 800x480 pixels; 3G optional

 Portable GPS

Kinwei Technology Shenzhen Co. Ltd
Model: KW-GM5008S
Description: STA2064N CPU; 128MB DDR2 RAM, up to 4GB fl ash memory; 5in TFT LCD, 480x272 pixels

 Portable GPS

Olivesky International Electronic Co. Ltd
Model: EG-7013
Description: MediaTek MT3351 468MHz CPU; 7in TFT touchscreen, 800x480 pixels; 128MB SDRAM, 128MB NAND flash memory

 Portable GPS

Shenzhen Sukconn Electronics Co. Ltd
Model: SY-50DR
Description: 5in screen; 640x480 pixels at 25fps; Windows CE 6.0 OS; 1.3MP camera; CE, FCC, RoHS

 Portable GPS

Shenzhen Topband Co. Ltd
Model: TB-G703
Description: SiRFatlasV CPU; 7in screen, 800x480 pixels; 128MB DDR RAM, 128MB to 32GB NAND flash memory

 Portable GPS

Waysion Technology (Xiamen) Co. Ltd
Model: M-728
Description: Freescale i.MX28 Arm11 CPU; 7in touchscreen LCD with Mobile Data Terminal; microphone, webcam

Note: This article "Enriched lineup strengthens portable GPS sector" was originally published by Global Sources, a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with China manufacturers and India suppliers, providing essential sourcing information to volume buyers through our e-magazines, trade shows and industry research.

All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

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