CSR plc (LSE: CSR)(NASDAQ: CSRE) today debuted its first product based on the SiRFstarV™ architecture, a quad-GNSS location platform designed to support GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and Compass systems and optimized to address the ever more demanding needs of the auto industry. Designed for automotive market AEC-Q100 qualification requirements and able to operate in either engine or tracker modes, the SiRFstarVe is able to break through ambient electrical noise and radio interference to provide automotive Tier One suppliers and OEMs around the world with continuous, highly accurate positioning capabilities for their next generation of in-dash navigation and telematics applications in cars, trucks and other moveable assets requiring automotive-qualified devices. “The quad-GNSS design of the SiRFstarVe location device provides customers with a platform that is designed to meet the requirements for global and regional GNSS support for years to come, including GLONASS for Russia, Galileo for Europe, and Compass for China,” said Lars Boeryd, Director of Automotive Marketing for CSR. “We’ve also made the SiRFstarVe device pin-compatible with our current auto-qualified SiRFstarIVe GPS engine in an effort to protect customer investments by allowing them to easily upgrade their existing designs to the higher performance part.” CSR will be presenting the SiRFstarVe device and many of its other automotive-qualified hardware and software solutions on Stand 44 this week during the Telematics Detroit 2011 conference and exhibition at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. Optimized for Automotive Applications: The SiRFstarVe brings a number of exciting SiRFstarV architectural features to the automotive market for the first time – from quad-GNSS support, LTE immunity and MEMS aiding to improved sensitivity and margins and low BOM -- that result in significant location performance improvements, small package size, ease of integration and low-cost implementation. CSR SiRFAware™ and SiRFInstantFix™ positioning enhancement technologies enable faster times to first fix and improved positional accuracy, even when antenna placement within a vehicle is less than optimal, such as under the dashboard, and the SiRFstarVe is ready to support SiRFDRive® dead-reckoning technology, when available. In addition, the SiRFstarVe offers a number of features, including an on-chip LNA, fail-safe I/O, integrated switchers, single supply voltage, simple RF matching and small size and packaging to make it easier for designers to use and integrate into a vehicle platform, giving suppliers and OEMs much greater flexibility in system design and antenna placement and helping speed time to market. Besides the AEC-Q100 qualification, the SiRFstarVe device undergoes stricter manufacturing, assembly and testing procedures to meet the tighter automotive quality and reliability standards. Quad-GNSS Support: With its 24 additional satellites (30, when fully deployed), GLONASS provides a valuable augmentation to GPS and enables the SiRFstarVe to boost location performance, especially in urban canyons, by increasing service availability, reducing observation time, and making measurements more precise for the most demanding applications. The SiRFstarVe additionally will support Galileo and Compass systems, when they become available, with a software upgrade for even greater performance and ensured compliance to existing and future requirements of national GNSS systems. LTE Radio Signal Immunity: The SiRFstarVe has been designed from the ground up to provide superior immunity to interference from LTE (long-term evolution) radio signals, giving suppliers and OEMs confidence in its ability to coexist in their designs with LTE. Coexistence of LTE with GPS, GLONASS and other GNSS signals is critical for continuous location awareness and use of location-based services, and CSR has implemented a number of mechanisms to boost immunity to LTE interference in the SiRFstarVe to ensure the most satisfying user experience. Active Jammer Removal: The SiRFstarVe also includes improved active jammer removal, a unique CSR technology first introduced with the SiRFstarIV architecture, which improves location performance by continually tracking and eliminating radio interference from up to eight sources, a critical requirement when location engines are in electrically noisy environments like those found in modern digital dashboards. The complete CSR solution includes SiRFNav™ software running either on-chip (engine mode) or on the host CPU (tracker mode) to calculate the precise position, velocity and time and provide complete control of GNSS operation, including navigation, nav-aiding and hybrid location sub-functions.
Availability and PricingSiRFstarVe quad-GNSS location engine will be demonstrated at Telematics Detroit, (Stand 44) and samples will be available (Part# CSRG35xp) in August 2012. Production volumes are expected to be available in the second quarter of 2013. Please contact CSR for additional information, including pricing information. Visit the CSR booth at Telematics Detroit 2012 (Stand 44) to see a demonstration of location, audio and connectivity products for the automotive industry powered by CSR. ### About CSR CSR is a global provider of innovative silicon and software solutions for the location-aware, media-rich, cloud-connected world. Our platforms are optimised for the automotive navigation and infotainment, digital cameras and imaging, connected home infotainment and wireless audio markets. We provide solutions to complex problems in the audio-visual, connectivity and location technology domains across a broad range of markets, with a technology portfolio that includes GPS/GNSS systems, Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi®, FM, NFC, aptX® and CVC TM audio codecs, JPEG, MPEG, H.264 imaging, PDL printing, microcontrollers, DSPs and broadband receivers. CSR's technology solutions and market platforms enable its customers to deliver a superior user experience and are adopted by leaders in the auto, computer, home and mobile markets. More information can be found at www.csr.com. Keep up to date with CSR on our blog, YouTube or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CSR_plc CAUTIONARY NOTE ON FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS This press release contains certain statements (including statements concerning plans and objectives of management for future operations or performance, or assumptions related thereto) that are not historical facts and constitute ‘forward looking statements’ within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 in relation to CSR's SiRFstarVe quad-GNSS location device, and their performance characteristics in customer's products, and other future events and their potential effects on CSR. These forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as ’will,’ ‘can deliver,’ offers', 'allows', 'to enhance,’ ‘enables,’ 'designed to' and other similar expressions regarding the performance characteristics of CSR's SiRFstarVe quad-GNSS location device, and their performance characteristics in consumer electronics products, and their potential effects on CSR. Any future release of CSR's SiRFstarVe quad-GNSS location device or consumer electronics products containing such technology, related products or modifications to such products’ capability, functionality or features are subject to ongoing evaluation by CSR and its customers, and may or may not be implemented and should not be considered firm commitments by CSR or its customers and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. Such forward-looking statements represent the current expectations and beliefs of management of CSR, and are based upon numerous assumptions regarding CSR’s business strategies and the environment in which CSR will operate and therefore involve a number of known and unknown risks, contingencies, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of CSR, including, but not limited to, those detailed from time to time in CSR’s periodic reports (whether under the caption Risk Factors or Forward Looking Statements or elsewhere), which are available at the SEC’s web site http://www.sec.gov. Each forward looking statement speaks only as of the date hereof. CSR does not undertake to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward looking statements contained herein, otherwise than required by law. Bluetooth® and the Bluetooth logos are trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and licensed to CSR.
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