“GPS” stands for Global Positioning System and refers to a satellite-based navigation system that provides location and time information. The GPS system is operated by the United States Department of Defense and uses GPS satellites around the world to accurately determine a user's location and is used for a variety of applications such as wayfinding, location tracking, exploration, and location-based services.
In electronic components, GPS is used in many forms. Some examples:
GPS Receiver: The GPS receiver receives GPS satellite signals and interprets the signals to calculate the user's current location. These receivers are used in car navigation systems, smartphones, handheld GPS devices, and more.
GPS antenna: A GPS antenna is required to receive GPS signals. These antennas are coupled with GPS receivers to provide location data.
GPS Module: A GPS module is an electronic component that combines a GPS receiver and antenna into one. This module can be easily integrated into other devices or systems and is useful when adding location-based services.
GPS Chip: A GPS chip is a semiconductor chip used to create small, efficient GPS receivers. These chips can be integrated into small mobile devices and wearable devices.
GPS technology plays an important role in location-based services, wayfinding, weather forecasting, car tracking, flight navigation, and many other applications.
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