Qualcomm collabs with ISRO to support India’s NavIC navigation system

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Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., collaborated with the Indian Space Research Organization to bring about a range of chipsets that will support India’s Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC).

This will make sure that the NavIC is being used widely to enhance the geolocation capabilities of mobile, automotive and the Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in the region. The demonstration using the Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile Platforms will be showcased at the India Mobile Congress from October 14th to October 16th.

We’ve been at the forefront of introducing the latest technology inventions and solutions, which our industry partners harvest to bring their own innovative products to market. Our technological breakthroughs and extensive engineering support have helped a robust mobile ecosystem to thrive in India and are enabling the development of cutting-edge technology and new use cases. We are pleased to be working with ISRO in bringing NavIC to Indian consumers and enhance their navigation experience via high accuracy and greater reliability. – Rajen Vagadiaa, the Vice President of Qualcomm India Private Limited

The Qualcomm Location Suite supports up to seven satellite constellations including NavIC’s operating satellites, faster time-to-first-fix (TTFF) position acquisition, and improved robustness of location-based services.

NavIC is a critical step forward in our pursuit of harnessing space technology for national development and we are eager to make it accessible to everyone for their day to day use. ISRO is very happy to be working with Qualcomm Technologies to enable NavIC on Mobile platforms. Qualcomm Technologies’ leadership and support for NavIC on their mobile platforms will bring the benefits of this indigenous solution to every Indian. ISRO appreciates Qualcomm Technologies for enabling the technology demonstration of NavIC support on mobile platform for the very first time. – Dr. K Sivan, Chairman of ISRO and the secretary of the Department of Space

Support for Qualcomm NavIC will be available from late 2019 and the commercial devices supporting the NavIC will be available in the first half of 2020.

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