u-blox’ proprietary KickStart technology delivers the world’s fastest acquisition of even the faintest GPS satellite signals. Based on a massively parallel search architecture, all u-blox’ GPS receiver products implement optional and complementary technologies to achieve the right cost/performance trade-off for your application:
standard products with low-cost crystal: for cost sensitive, mass market products
with KickStart and TCXO: for higher-performance applications. Combined with AssistNow, top-of-the-line GPS performance can be achieved with the world’s fastest Time-To-First-Fix of less than 1 second.
With KickStart, the benefits to manufacturers of GPS products are clear. Your products will:
deliver GPS services faster and more reliably than your competitors
demonstrate superior ability to find and lock onto GPS satellites, even in the most demanding environments: cities, and indoors
reliably operate with small antennas allowing sleeker and more compact designs (i.e. PNDs, Smartphones)
be suitable for covert installations (i.e. for security devices, asset tracking and vehicle recovery)
In each application segment, GPS products based on the u-blox 5 and u-blox 6 platforms are guaranteed to deliver the best performance and optimal cost/performance ratio for your product’s market sector.
Compare the performance of KickStart yourself with evaluation kits EVK-6H (with KickStart) and EVK-6P (without KickStart).