Epson cranks out "world's smallest" GPS module

Apparently Epson is hoping that small is in, as the firm is pumping out yet another "world's smallest" object, and this time it's a wee-sized GPS
module. Crafted specifically for tiny applications like mobile
handsets, the S4E19863 measures just 7- x 6- x 1.28-millimeters and
purportedly holds the title for "world's smallest GPS chip." Already
available in NTT DoCoMo's FOMA 903i
series, Epson has begun shipping these things in bulk, hoping to add
GPS functionality to other miniscule handsets as well. Built to receive
even the faintest signals indoors and out, the chip also boasts
"3GPP-compliant positioning modes (MS-Based, MS-Assisted and
Autonomous)" to offer greater compatibility across the board. Plus, we
bet it's just a matter of time before these tiny positioning modules
are up and running in some streamlined dog collar for the "anxious pet owner" crowd.

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