Reception Frequency: 1575.42MHz (L1 ban, C/A code)As you can see from the specifications, the device takes 40 seconds to initially locate your position, but will recalculate your position every second after that. It has some pretty impressive precision, meaning it'll know your precise location, give or take 5 meters. While Sony hasn't officially revealed what the navigation system will look like, the Vault has unearthed a few interesting tidbits. The software is in development at Edia, a company that's developed impressive GPS software in the past. Their "Pontus" line of products have offered voice commands, route searches, automatic scrolling/rotation of maps, and even multimedia functionality. Hopefully, Sony and Edia won't fail to recognize the great potential for synergy between the PSP's native multimedia support and the GPS software.
Reception System: 20 Channel
Reception Sensitivity: Following: -153dBm
Position Renew Interval: ~1 second
Initial Position Acquisition Time: ~40 seconds
Positioning Precision: 5m (2DRAMS, -130dBm)
External Dimensions: 45 x 41 x 17mm (W x H x D)
Getting excited about GPS
PSP Vault has written an incredible article about the upcoming GPS accessory for the PSP. The 6000 Yen device will come out in December, and feature the following specs:
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
9-04-2006 @ 10:23PM
I just can't get excited about this... even though I want to. What am I missing here. Can someone fill be in on the possibilities?
9-04-2006 @ 10:29PM
I'll get excited when someone can get netstumbler working on the PSP with this thing to show me where the various APs are.
9-05-2006 @ 1:15AM
this could be quite useful, when i comute to work.
9-05-2006 @ 2:21AM
PSPFanboy has been linking back to the "PSP in the car" story every chance they have, and now, when it is genuinly relevent, you leave it out?! I demand an update!
9-05-2006 @ 2:26AM
Yes! With the new GPS, we can finally have multimedia functionality!
9-05-2006 @ 11:09AM
this really doesnt seem sutible for the psp
9-05-2006 @ 12:18PM
it would be cool if it showed where other psps were so you could play random people on the street.
9-05-2006 @ 1:29PM
This will be useful for when I do my daily commute to work....yeah I get lost every day!
9-05-2006 @ 7:56PM
what we realy need is a way to access wifi by satelite like the gps but it sends a internet signal
9-05-2006 @ 7:56PM
what we could really use is a way to get wifi anywhere(basically get a wireless Internet signal anywhere using the GPS satellite)
9-06-2006 @ 1:24AM
GPS for driving is great, especially living in a new city. I'm just worried about the data entry, that multi-tap thing is really annoying...