Increasing adoption of dual frequency and wideband E5 only chipsets entering the market
Broadcom became the first chipset manufacturer to offer dual-frequency chips in 2017. In 2020, Qualcomm released three dual-frequency Snapdragon chipsets and Lenovo and Allystar released the first smartphone chip capable of tracking BeiDou’s B2a signal. In September 2020, oneNav announced its entry into the market with the first ever single frequency, wideband E5 GNSS receiver. Because of its simplicity, the single frequency design is well suited to highly size constrained devices such as smartphones and wearables. This is an important milestone, leveraging the high quality wideband E5 signals, and a potential turning point for high-volume devices, achieving high performance with innovative designs.
European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA)
GNSS User Technology Report
Issue 3 2020, pg. 34