GPS/GNSS Receiver

GPS/GNSS Receiver

Sony Semiconductor Solutions’s GNSS chip is proprietary designed to achieve
the industry’s lowest power consumption and highest precision*1


Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) need to meet various requirements, from a minimum 1Hz update rate, long battery life, low power consumption and easy implementation. Asset trackerss, for example, must have a long battery-life, compact, robust and cost-effective.

To expand the scope of application for the GNSS, Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation(SSS) addressed these challenges and has developed GNSS devices that leverage innovative silicon design technologies such as the Fully Depleted Silicon On Insulator (FDSOI) process and super-low power consumption RF circuit design.

With a wide range of algorithms covering from wearable devices used in sportwatches to automotive trackers and various location, our products technology can cover a variety of use case requirements.


The industry’s lowest power consumption and highest precision*1

Sony Semiconductor Solutions’ GNSS category products feature the industry’s lowest power-consumption with delivering high positioning precision. Compatible both with L1 and L5 bands, it supports navigation satellite systems from different countries, enabling accurate positioning even in a poor line-of-sight conditions. Effective signal reception is also realized in an NLOS (non-line of sight) environment, without compromising performance. Having a compact footprint smaller than 10 mm2 makes it ideal for tracking motion and movements, whether on a person, pets, assets and vehicles.

*1) In accordance with Sony research testing the CXD5610GF GNSS receiver LSI (as of August 19, 2020).

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Product Lineup

PDF Image Model name Product power
(corresponding band)
Corresponding GNSS
CXD5610GF PDF CXD5610GF CXD5610GF 6mW (L1)/
9mW (L1+L5)


Specifications CXD5605AGF CXD5610GF
Power consumption
@ continuous tracking
6mW (L1) 6mW (L1) / 9mW (L1+L5)
Support Constellations GPS/Galileo/BeiDou/GLONASS/QZSS/SBAS GPS/Galileo/BeiDou/GLONASS/QZSS/SBAS/NavIC
Sensitivity Cold Start: -147dBm / Hot Start: -160dBm / Tracking: -161dBm Cold Start: -149dBm / Hot Start: -163dBm / Tracking: -167dBm
TTFF Cold Start: 35s / Hot Start: 2s Cold Start: 24s / Hot Start: 1s
Host Interface IO Voltage 1.8V 1.2V / 1.8V
Assisted GNSS Yes Yes
Geofence Yes Yes
Package 49-pin UFBGA 54-pin XFBGA
Op. Temp. -40℃ to 85℃ -40℃ to 105℃


Agriculture and Farming

These products are used in agriculture and farming for tracking animals etc.

Infrastructure Facility Inspection

These products are used in infrastructure inspection for personnel safety, etc.

Satellite Mobile Communication

These products are used in satellite mobile communication devices for applications in wearable devices (fitness trackers), automotive trackers and asset trackers.

Customers & Partners

HERE Technologies partnered with Sony Semiconductor Solutions to integrate HERE HD GNSS Positioning into Sony Semiconductor Solutions’ dual-band LSI chipsets.
These sets can locate devices with sub-meter level precision while maintaining low power consumption. HERE HD Positioning is a cloud streaming services that improves accuracy 3-4 times over regular GNSS, available globally for mass-market devices and requires no additional hardware.

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