World's Smallest GPS Unit Really Is Small


Want to see how far we are into the future? That little dot there is a fully-functioning GPS unit, complete with ARM CPU and firmware. Its power draw is 58 milliwatts.

It’s the ORG4472, made by OriginGPS. It’s not in any devices yet, but it’s aimed at devices like digital cameras that have no room to spare but could use a few extra features. They’re not aiming at phones, which usually have their own systems in place, and newer hardware with GPS units included on the SoC.

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I just thought this thing was cool. A 1-euro coin is a little bigger than a nickel, just for reference.