Govt proposes to embed help for Desi navigation system NavIC in all India-made phones

At current, only a few chipsets — which include Snapdragon cellular platforms 720G, 662, and 460 — support NavIC technology.

The federal government has proposed to embed support for the indigenously developed navigation technique NavIC in all created-in-India smartphones, in accordance to sources. Some of the mobile players and chipset providers current in the conference held in the first week of September reported that embedding NavIC help will incur further prices as the existing chipsets are tuned to aid frequency band, which is appropriate for US navigation process GPS and Russian navigation system GLONASS.

“ISRO has ideas to launch a satellite in 2024-25 which will assist the L1 band that supports GPS and GLONASS. Mobile phone chipsets at existing assist the L1 band. NavIC is accessible in the L5 band. The conference was consultative in nature. No timeline has been mounted but. The situation will be additional talked over with the sector,” an formal aware of the advancement informed PTI.

Business resources, even so, mentioned that a tentative timeline of January 2025 has been proposed for supporting NavIC in domestically produced smartphones.

At present, only a couple chipsets — which contain Snapdragon cell platforms 720G, 662, and 460 — aid NavIC know-how.

All 5G chipsets of Mediatek with some additional components needs assistance NavIC.

Mobile gamers, which include Samsung and Oppo, flagged that the introduction of NavIC will guide to supplemental costs as there will be a have to have for improve in components style and design and growth of products to meet up with India-precise specifications.

The proposal is aspect of the government’s objective to reduce dependence on overseas technologies. PTI PRS ANZ PRS BAL BAL


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