Satnews Daily
February 20th, 2018

Software-Based GPS Receiver from Galileo Satellite Navigation Integrates with Cadence Tensilica Fusion F1 DSP

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) and Galileo Satellite Navigation, Ltd. (GSN) a developer of multi-system Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) products have announced that the software-based GNSS global positioning system (GPS) receiver from Galileo Satellite Navigation is now available for the Cadence® Tensilica® Fusion F1 DSP.

The software-based GNSS receiver allows customers to easily add full GPS functionality with design flexibility and long-term upgradeability at a minimal cost, low power, and no physical size to today’s cost-sensitive IoT applications. To get the lowest possible power, GSN accelerated the performance of its GPS software receiver by creating several custom instructions to run on the Tensilica Fusion F1 DSP. As a result, the GPS software requires less than 110MHz for full 12-satellite functionality. Additionally, with this software-based solution, customers can reduce the overall processor requirements to meet less-demanding location-based use cases like asset tracking.

The Tensilica Fusion F1 DSP offers low-energy, high-performance control and signal processing for a broad segment of IoT/wearable markets. This highly configurable architecture is specifically designed to excel at always-on processing that requires a merged controller plus DSP, ultra-low energy and a small footprint. The DSP is very efficient in running the narrowband wireless communications standards typically associated with IoT device communications, including protocols such as Bluetooth Low Energy, Thread and Zigbee using IEEE 802.15.4, Wi-Fi 802.11n and 802.11ah, and global navigation satellite systems (GNSS). For more information on the Tensilica Fusion DSP family, visit

The solution is scheduled to be demonstrated at the Cadence booth in hall 6, stand 6L34, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from February 26 to March 1, 2018.